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A lot of care homes and hospitals are looking to hire European qualified nurses in the EU and that is why in some cases we also organize interviews on Skype for our clients and candidates, when it is not possible for them to travel so much .
This does not happen very often, but it is very important that Skype interviews to be treated in the same way as face-to-face.
Here are the 6 factors you need to keep in mind when preparing for a Skype interview.
Keep in mind the time you set for the interview and remember to keep in mind the time difference. Punctuality is very important. Also do not forget who will call that. Also, try to pick a moment that is right for you, for example when you are alone at home or relaxed.
Check the conditions and equipment beforehand
Try talking to a friend on Skype to test your connection and make sure your webcam is properly adjusted so that the other person can see you clearly and hear well. With most laptop models, the microphone is next to the webcam.
Even if you are at home, you have to be dressed properly. Do not forget that you will hold an interview. Dress up as if you were going to a face-to-face interview. You may feel uncomfortable in a suit, but keep in mind that the employer will appreciate this and give you more confidence in yourself.
Keep in mind that the employer will be able to see what’s around you, so make sure you have a wall that will not draw attention to it. Also, keep in mind the light in the room and make sure it is right for you to be seen in great conditions through the webcam.
Focus your attention on the other person
To be relaxed does not mean indifferent. Do not let other things capture your attention to understand everything your employer communicates. Make sure your mobile phone is closed for the duration of the interview.
Do not forget to speak clearly and seldom, too, speak loudly, but do not exaggerate. Always wait for the other person to finish his idea before you start. Sometimes there may be delays due to the connection when the other speaks, so try to be calm and not to panic.