How to Look Good in Skype Interviews – Tips & Training


How to Look Good in Skype Interviews – Tips & Training

So, you’re going to be interviewed over
Skype. And you want to look better than this. Well, here are four easy keys you can apply
to look good in Skype interviews. Key 1: Sound Having good sound is just as important as
having good video. Basically, the more stuff that’s in the
room to deflect the sound, the less echo. And make sure there’s no loud noises in
the background. Loud office conversations, construction, an air conditioner—these will
make your interview painful to listen to. Key 2: Location Create a good background. This one is not
good. It makes me look like a total slob. This one is too distracting. What’s that
guy doing back there? And this one…just make sure you don’t have anything embarrassing
in the background. Keep it neat and simple. A white wall is usually
too plain, so I set up a bookshelf like this. You can also use a houseplant, a lampshade,
a piece of art, etc. If you’re at the office, you can set up a clean desk with a computer
in the background. Now you’re probably using a laptop with
a built-in camera or a webcam like this. Notice how the camera is actually several inches
below my eyes. So when you’re looking through the camera, if you angle it at your face,
it shows the ceiling. So you want to stack it up on a box like this. Basically, you want the camera at eye-level,
because this is the way people are used to seeing you. And you want to be a little more than arm’s
length away from the camera—so you’re about this size in the frame. And you want
your eyes to be about two-thirds of the way of the way to the top. Key 3: Lighting Good lighting makes a huge difference. Professional lighting uses four light sources.
But you really only need one. If it’s daytime, you can just use a window.
If it’s too bright, pull the shades. You need the window to be pretty much in front
of you—not to the side or behind. Wow, I think I’ve found the worst interview
setup ever. If it’s nighttime or there’s no window
nearby, grab a lamp. Don’t use overhead lighting like this. It
makes you look terrible. And definitely don’t light yourself from below, unless you’re
telling scary campfire stories. What you want is a lamp in front of you, like this one,
with the light slightly above the height of your eyes while you’re sitting down. Of course
this one is great because I can adjust the levels, but pretty much any lamp will do.
If it’s too bright, try moving it back. It it’s too dim, just move it a little closer. Key 4: You Now that everything else is set up, make sure
you look good. Dress appropriately. At least on top. You might want to wear makeup—yeah, even
some men do it. And don’t look down at the computer screen
while being interviewed—look directly at the camera. Now, this might feel a little
weird to you at first, but to the people watching, it looks like you’re looking directly at
them, which is good. And try not to move around. Even just a few
inches back and forth can be really distracting. So to recap:
Find a quiet place without distracting sounds. Set up a good background
Set your camera at eye level arm’s length away.
Make sure you have good lighting And make sure you look good Now, I’ve put all this into a checklist
for you, and you can find it in the link below the video. That’s it! Good night, and good luck. By the way, I’d love to hear about your
experience being interviewed by Skype, or what you think about this video. So please
leave your comments down below.

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100 thoughts on “How to Look Good in Skype Interviews – Tips & Training”

  1. Khira Amara says:


  2. Mohdismail Mohdismail says:

  3. Alireza Taghipour says:

    Perfect. i found it very usful. Tomorrow I have an skype interview with UNSW university.

  4. Ric Patton / AlabamaBluesMan says:

    Well done , Thanks



  6. madiha rafi says:

    Its really informative well done

  7. GUAVA BEAN says:

    You can find good remote jobs in the GUAVABEAN Freelancer Group 👉 (

  8. Bhupender Sundriyal says:

    Thanks. It helped a lot to prepare for the interview. Wish me all the best…

  9. aneesha majid says:

    Excellent video…

  10. Qiantao Shi says:

    thanks for some tips

  11. marry grace punzalan says:

    Love it!

  12. Donald Harrison says:

    Fantastic demonstration

  13. Liangsi Liu says:

    Damn you are so funny

  14. DrGingerLee says:

    I have looked at a lot of tutorials about this subject, and this video is very informative, pleasing and appealing.

    Thank you for your work with this ! I have had multiple video interviews (and a big one tomorrow), and this sort of tutorial is very agreeable. 🙂

  15. Nabh Sanjay Mehta says:

    Woah Man!! Cool!
    You created this video when I graduated 5 years back. Wish I had seen this long back. I still needed some refresher though. TY.

  16. KEEVVY says:

    1 tip use a phone, laptops are outdated

  17. Akshay Gupta says:

    I have one lined up on the coming Monday. thnx for the tips

  18. sarah khaoya says:

    Thanks for the tips. I will be doing the interview next week,

  19. Altan Toksöz says:

    excellent and very informative video

  20. Nikita Doll says:

    Great video! This guy really reminds me of Ryan Reynolds 😅

  21. Alexander_the_Goat says:

    Good tips! And you look great!

  22. HABITSSS says:

    Thanks.. Great Vid!

  23. Liz Torres says:

    That was great; thank you!

  24. Krishna Rajani says:

    I have an interview tomorrow. Thanks for the tips.

  25. debschen72 says:

    Really clear instructions which I am sure to remember in the morning when I have an interview on FaceTime (urgh!). Glad I took the trouble to search for these tips. 4 mins is just right 👌

  26. Professor Hassan Baig Mujaddadi says:

    Although this video is helpful for any skype interview…yet this doesn't explain that how a candidate describe his expertise….

  27. Quick & Easy Meals says:

    Thanks for the advice. I have my first Skype interview. I am more nervous about using Skype than I am the interview.

  28. jalil charmi says:

    good commands is useful

  29. Panhia Moua says:

    the way he stairs is creepy af

  30. Laado Videos says:

    Send me online interview website????plz

  31. Bach Online Music Academy says:

    Waoooow thats great,,, your video is really helpful.. Great… cheers

  32. TRUE INDIAN says:

    can i keep beard in interveiw call if its suits me ?

  33. Tom Elliott says:

    Great How do I get interview

  34. Arelisms says:

    Omg omg Thank you!!!!!!!

  35. Cam says:

    The problem with looking at the camera instead though is you can't really get a read on their reactions or anything which I'd think is a huge negative

  36. David Moskowitz says:

    Spot on! Thx!

  37. Louis Shapiro says:


  38. KLDTVonline says:

    Great tips! I’m a coach and meet clients via video chat often. These are helpful to eliminate distractions

  39. Prabhjit Kaur says:

    Thank you so much great video 👍

  40. Wajih Mansouri says:

    I can't find words to thank you for the effort that you have put in this video, amazing details thank you

  41. Charmaine Sankar says:

    This video had great tips and very help, Thanks!

  42. Anastasia Beaverhousin says:

    This is the best video tips, love the humor 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  43. Wajahat Ali says:

    2.37 😁Scary camp fire stories Hahaha I love this guy👍👍👍

  44. Ludwig Vonn says:

    All this is nothing if you are being interviewed through WeChat on your phone lol…

  45. Udeshika Manohari Abeysena says:

    Thank you that was great advice I have an interview coming up! Now I feel prepared!

  46. Trump supporter says:

    Ok captain obvious

  47. Nicer Man says:

    great video man!

  48. Alexis Tajas says:

    This is actually very helpful. It also doesn't hurt that you're funny af

  49. Jorge Mario Guerra González says:

    Is it ok to do it in the phone?

  50. Clarence says:

    Look good at least on top 3:08

  51. Travel Along says:

    leveling putting a box underneath you laptop or taller desk.. I am gona try that

  52. Nicole Stragalas says:

    This is a great video and exactly what I was looking for–thank you!

  53. Rodolfo Suarez says:

    hehehe "dress appropriately… at least on top"

  54. Olga Pogozheva says:

    Awesome filming 🙂 Totally enjoyed it! )))

  55. الشـايب Jordan says:

    thank you so much Sir

  56. Barry is says:

    So no names like PornoMAGIC? LOL

  57. Psychic Medium Misty says:

    Thank you for these tips .

  58. Deyra J. says:

    Thank you! Very helpful

  59. Charlene Joy Eguna says:

    This is very helpful! I have an interview in two days and I'm looking for videos like this to help me pass the interview.. Thank you so much for making this video!

  60. Naksh World says:

    Lol this is awesome!😂😂

  61. Adriana Draghici says:

    I enjoyed your video, very funny but informative at the same time… perfect combination!! 🙂

  62. E-M Csquared says:

    really helpful, thanks!

  63. Edwin Jose Dela Cruz says:

    I will be having a skype interview and FUCKKK I'll go to computer shop since I don't have a desktop 😀

  64. Eric J. Ford says:

    Good video.

  65. I.b.h1 says:

    Awesome 👏🏻

  66. Josefina Lopez says:

    Love the video, I really like the examples you demonstrated with different locations and how environment makes a difference with video sound quality.

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  70. Martin Lohr says:

    great video!

  71. Susan Fazio says:

    Very helpful!!

  72. RACHEL HOBDELL says:

    I loved it ! 🙂 And your style and sense of humour – incredible, thank you.

  73. Bee Zee says:

    Wonderful Tips. Quick, Easy and Practical. Thanks for guiding.

  74. DC Reacts says:

    Super funny. And cool video

  75. Zindagi Sultan says:

    Handsome I opened this video in a hope that you will give tips for how to look beautiful in webcam camera, but oh you didnt. webcams or built in cameras are horrible.

  76. ArtwalkInc says:

    This is clear and the part about lighting is so important. Thanks.

  77. Mahmoud Hadia says:


  78. st Zaa says:

    Why do they even interview if u dont even know What thé job is. Shaddy

  79. Natalie Tolliver says:

    Awesome!!! This is a great help.

  80. TheSymphony06 says:

    This is great! Thank you for giving this information.

  81. Ian Duncan Smith says:

    Its prince fuckin andrew LOL

  82. zaidi salim says:

    Thanks. Ive skype interview for the next 3 hour. Tik tok tik tok…

  83. Antoinette Watson says:

    Excellent delivery!

  84. Siavash Ghanbari says:

    I will have an interview for this weekend and this is so much helpful, thank you 😉

  85. Gunay Sultanova says:

    For my opinion, the background should be more professional. For exampe, white wall.

  86. nina pcc says:

    I have a coming interview but don't have a laptop how about using a phone instead is it ok?

  87. Princes Parane says:

    Why am i laughing the whole time!😂😆 love your vid and your wit!! Thanks for your help

  88. Varun Nath says:

    This video is very good video with lot of important points.

  89. VRoYD says:

    At least on top 😅

  90. Sampgaon dj says:

    How to I get European jobs

  91. Lukesoddlife says:

    Yup got an interview tomorrow so THANK YOU!

  92. Ocelot says:

    Thank you very much

  93. Harsh Singh says:

    Helpful sir

  94. erin bridie palmer says:

    Hello NTDTrainingVideos,
    Thank you so much for this breathtaking tutorial.
    Youre a real life saver my G.
    Yours truly,
    disney employee.

  95. Jake H says:

    this is good

  96. IAPA International Au Pair Association says:

    Thanks, that´s very helpful

  97. vannie devi says:

    That was really helpful. And I am sure to pick all the tips. However, I have no provision for additional lamp or a camera and have to go with built in one. Please suggest some hacks.

  98. Welt Buerger says:

    I must say you made an excellent presentation highlighting/demonstrating the points you raised.

  99. PeteNinjaFocus says:

    Thanks! Makes sense, and helpful

  100. Zhong Jin says:

    Hello NTDTrainingVideos, when searching for online video conference etiquette, I found yours is the most helpful one. I would like to know if it's okay I use your video and translate it into Chinese, so that it might benefit those who need to have this information, but don't understand English?

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