The Skype Interview Game: Five Ways to Raise the Level of Your Play

The practice of job seeking has changed in recent years, with Skype interviews growing ever more common. This is due to the growth in remote workers, as well as reporting relationships across multiple offices. Since odds are you’ll be asked to play the game of Skype interviewing at some point, how do you “win”? You know the rules for in-person interviewing, but this is an entirely different ballgame. Skype interviews differ from a traditional job interview in the following ways: 1.Equipment. An in-person interview requires no knowledge of specific equipment, but a Skype interview calls for much of it. Be sure to download and test the Skype software, as well as your computer’s microphone and camera, ahead of time. You may even want to consider upgrading your microphone for a more precise sound. Should an equipment glitch occur during your interview, be sure to “come clean” to the interviewer and deal with the malfunction immediately. If you just continue with the interview as … [Read more...]

How to Cut Your Job Search Time in Half

The December 2009 Reach Personal Branding Interview on Thursday, Dec. 10 at noon EST features tips and techniques from David Perry and Kevin Donlin, co-authors of Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0. In this guest expert interview with William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, David and Kevin will discuss job search secrets that have enabled their clients to land good jobs in less than half the time of the national average. This is a complimentary, live call and will also be recorded. David Perry is a headhunter (managing partner of Perry-Martel International), in-demand public speaker, and co-author of the highly successful Guerilla Marketing series and the Guerilla Job Hunting blog. Contributing co-author Kevin Donlin’s company, Guaranteed Resumes, provides resumes, cover letters, and online job search assistance to client worldwide.UPDATE: Audio recording of interview with David Perry and Kevin Donlin Cross-posted at Career Goddess Blog … [Read more...]