The Skype Job Interview Experience

February 07, 2013 |

Companies and agencies continue to be challenged to find ways of cutting costs, especially when it comes to travel and entertainment.  Interviewing long-distance through the Internet is the perfect solution to slashing thousands and thousands off of the corporate recruiting budget. The Camcorder/Skype job interview was bound to happen -  and it’s been happening faster and faster as the world becomes smaller and smaller. Because we are able to reach out to others around the world through social networking, electronic devices and instant communication – without leaving home or the office  – it is not surprising that companies have latched on to this technique to conduct job interviews.

The latest trend in job interviews is to use the Camcord/Skype technology to screen and interview applicants. Companies are finding this new method to be a great way to save time as well as money by conducting phone screenings before they bring the candidate in for a face-to-face interview – and in some cases to conduct the full job interview over Skype.

A list of just a few of the companies that are joining the ranks and using Camcorder interviews include  — Merck Pharmaceutical, University of Michigan, UPS, Amway, Kohler, Broadcom, Walmart, InterContinental Hotel Group, ARAMARK, Mayo Clinic – with more companies jumping on the band wagon daily.

So, if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends for job interviewing get ready for the next challenge – interviewing in front of your computer camera.

What this means is that you will be sitting at home or in an office and staring into a screen with an image looking back at you. There will also be a small window so that you can see yourself in the corner. As if you weren’t already nervous enough about the interview process  – this new technology could take you over the top. Visit to see more about the rules for interviewing on Skype.

About Carole Martin

The Interview Coach, Carole Martin, is a celebrated author, job coach, and speaker on the subject of interviewing and recruiting. A contributing writer at and featured on talk radio, Carole is using her proven methods for coaching job seekers on competitive interviewing skills in technical and non-technical industries. Learn more about her Federal Agency Interview Coaching and Coaching for Business Interviews at
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