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Skype and FaceTime interviews are becoming more and more common and yet most candidates are not taking the proper steps to ensure this interview is a positive, not a negative in the screening process. Proper preparation is important because how you come across — how you look and sound — is part of your career brand and could very well determine whether you advance or not in a search.
In a competitive search in which there are 20 or 30 other candidates, you do not want to harm your brand and come off looking like you are not ready for prime time. Yet that is the case more times than you can imagine.
Here are four easy elements you must address to protect your career brand and to enhance your chances of advancing in the search. A poorly executed Skype or FaceTime interview is the equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot.
I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions, you can reach me at AsktheRecruiter@JohnGSelf.Com.
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