Video chat interview
January 22, 2013 6:37 PM Subscribe
I have a video chat interview tomorrow. Tips?
posted by King Bee to work & money (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I applied for a tenure-track faculty job, and now the institution wants to interview me. They told me it was going to be a phone interview, but then informed me today that they wanted to do a video chat skype type interview. The interview is tomorrow morning!
I'm just wondering about tips for such an interview. I know that when I do video chat, I find myself not looking at the camera a lot (since I'm looking at the people). Is this going to be weird or a faux pas? What should I wear? They probably won't be able to see me from the waist down, I figure.
I have a fairly bodacious professor beard. Should I calm it down tonight by trimming it before the interview? I know that faculty are a little more lax on how people look, but in the interview process, you don't want to look like a scrub.
Anything you want to offer me as advice so that I come across as awesome as I possibly can without being weird? Thanks!