With today’s technology, several meetings and employment interviews are now being done by using Skype or other video related technology. This can be a cost effective way for the job seeker and the company to save on travelling to various locations.
It may be time for us to get on board. Skype or video meetings/conferences give you the ability not only to hear your colleagues/employers, but to see them, especially their body language, which is such an important part of how we communicate. While it is true that you can’t formally shake hands with your fellow attendees, video images can be quite clear and make you feel like you are in the same room with someone. Some people may feel self-conscious at first, but you get used to it.
Here are some tips.
- Make sure you have downloaded the app beforehand, and tried it out to prevent any last minute glitches. We don’t want to keep other people waiting.
- You might want to use a headset or a pair of earplugs.
- If you are working from home, make your surroundings look more like an office setting and not a room crammed with toys or dirty dishes.
- No munching on snacks or multi-tasking while on a call.
Don’t forget that the camera is always on.
What are some of your tips?
by Carole Marinier, Monthly Blogger for Agilec