{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Hi ladies! I have a Skype interview next week and I don't interview well on Skype. Suggestions about what to wear, any other tricks that might work in my favor? Thank you!", "post_id": "5d16ffa1e449b7001b837703", "reply_count": 13, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "59e88be7e2808e00149b0443", "bowl_name": "Women In Consulting" }

Hi ladies! I have a Skype interview next week and I don't interview well on Skype. Suggestions about what to wear, any other tricks that might work in my favor? Thank you!

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Try putting a post it over your screen so you don’t see your thumbnail - helps keep you focused on the other person vs. yourself. Good luck!

like

First off, get it out of your head that you are “bad at interviewing on Skype.” That’s a lie you’re telling yourself. Start to say “I’m good at interviewing on Skype and I’m going to rock this!"

likeuplifting

Make sure you are in a place with good natural lighting and a plain background with little to no distractions. Good luck!

like

The good thing with Skype interviews is you are in the privacy of your home so you could type up some notes and prop them up behind you're screen if you're struggling to answer any questions. I typically type out 8-10 common interview questions with my answers and rehearse then until I feel more confident.

like

For my Skype interviews, a friend suggested I tape pictures of people smiling directly behind my computer. I guess there’s some sort of natural reaction we have to smile when we see others smiling. It was a subtle switch, but it definitely helped me give off more confident, friendly vibes in an otherwise impersonal interview format.

like

I love the idea of taping over your own image so you are not distracted. I always tend to critique myself when I am FaceTiming too! It will help take the pressure off and focus on the interviewer only Good luck!

like

Keep a bottle of water handy to help with nerves :)

like

What do you mean when you say you don’t interview well? Easy to recommend solutions if we know what aspect is troubling (making a connection w/ the interviewer over video, coming across confident etc.)

like

Practice, practice, practice - do practice interviews via Skype with friends / family to simulate the environment. Also make sure you internet connection will be solid and no noise distractions. And relax - sounds like you have the skills for the role so keep that positivity up front.

like

Thanks all! These are super helpful, going to try them all

like

Any colors that are better to wear on Skype? I usually wear dark colors, but maybe something lighter?

I would avoid busy patterns as well as red and yellow. Don’t overthink it though; you’re not interviewing for a TV host position so doubt most people would notice or care. Good luck!

like

Related Posts

I’m in a final round interview with EY for entry level roles. Does it affect me negatively if my recruiter knows that I’ve offer from multiple other big 4 firms? I received a form to fill where It asks for any offers that I already have.

like

Are you able to request to interview on campus a different day/earlier than the two dates they offer you?

like

Hey guys. I’m the event planner for CLSA at my law school and was wondering if anybody is willing to be on a panel regarding ethics during the coronavirus regarding the way confidential information is sent and received, how you guys use zoom for depositions or any ethical challenges you’ve come across during this time. Thank you!

like

I’m an immigrant with H1B. Been wanting to get out of my firm so badly but every time I apply outside, I start getting dragged into work at my current firm.I was going through some pretty rigorous interviews (I failed them) and have been in a slump since. Meanwhile my current firm keeps dumping work on me and I can’t find the time to apply outside. Anyone been through something similar? I’m losing hope.The politics is also so toxic, they started screwing me over since my last performance review.

like

on average, how soon after final round interview do you hear back from ZS? are offers notified via email or phone call?

like

Anyone from LBMC care to share how’s it like working there? I have an interview this week for a tax senior (remote) position. What’s the wlb and pay compared to big4?LBMC

like

I was recently let go. When I interview, should I be upfront about this, or should I keep it vague — “looking for new opportunities”? It seems like it will come up when people ask why I’m leaving.

like

Genpact Hiring for below positions . Required female candidates only for diversity hiring . Interview will be scheduled on Saturday 9/18 . DM me if anyone interested . Consultant - 4+ YOE Lead consultant - 6+ YOE principal consultant -8+ YOE

Post Photo
like

I have an upcoming interview with Grammarly and looked at every single interview review they had on Glassdoor. There were only several positive experiences compared to a large amount of negative interview experiences. What’s your experience like and do you recommend working here? What’s the WLB there? I love and enjoy using Grammarly as a product but felt a little discouraged after reading the reviews on Glassdoor. Reviews were mainly centered on no feedback/response after hw assignments, many

like

Y’all be letting these white people see y’all drinking on these virtual happy hour calls?

Post Photo
funnylike

Has anyone gone thru program manager, google cloud PSO interview recently ? Care to share some insights please.

like

Prepping for my first Zoom call of the day...

Post Photo
likefunnyuplifting

Just got turned down by Amazon after two extensive writing assignments, 6 interviews and hours spent preparing. And their policy doesn’t allow them to give feedback when an offer is not made. Talk about a bruised ego. The only silver lining is staying long enough to collect the October and January big law bonuses and then I’m out! The question is where else pays like Amazon?!

like

Idk if its a generational thing but I hate when people at work call my cell unexpectedly. Can’t we just set up a zoom call?

like

So, anybody up for some Zoom drinks for happy hour?

like

What applications does Accenture use? I’m guessing Microsoft Teams, Excel, Pwpt? Or is Zoom also in that?

like

How do I deal with a super intense senior associate that is making life difficult? This associate sees no difference between 11 AM and 11 PM, weekend or weekday. They will text me on my personal cell instead of emailing, insist on long zoom calls during which they insist on turning camera on, won’t review anything I send them unless it’s on a zoom call (yes, that is crazy and not the norm at my firm), and is not a good team player (something good? He did it! bad? You did it)! What do I do?

like

Hi I’m interviewing with Deloitte for a tech strategy manager position. What would the base and bonus potentially look like? I have 8 years of experience in tech consulting with Accenture. Greatly appreciate any feedback

like

What resources do you recommend that focus on closing the deal regarding job interviewing? Going through all the rounds, but having trouble with final closure.

like

If you had a PE interview in 6 days and haven't done much prep, what are the things you should do to get ready in a limited time frame?

like

Additional Posts

I’ve been terminated by my firm. Is there a reason not to sign the separation agreement and accept severance?

likesmart

Can I be fired for constantly getting same feedback from my engagement managers that I need to pay attention to details? How do I improve on this?

like

What is better for building a network? Executive MBA or Part Time MBA?

like

I've seen that some lab levels can accurately predict mortality of COVID-19. What are you seeing in your practice?

like

I live in a HCOL city and am still not being paid enough to save/live . I have all of the tools/ skill sets to leave consulting and go into big tech . Before going out to market myself and get a new job should I even ask D for a raise ? I’m frustrated because I’m adding a lot of value to my current engagements and I think I’d have a good business case for a raise. On a side note I see people leaving left and right here which is not a good sign!

like

Anyone who has started independent consultancy or agency after quitting consulting? Challenges? Lessons? Advise please.

like

What’s a reasonable amount of money to spend on rent at $350k combined comp, if you also are having kids soon and want to retire before 60. Is $4200 too much?

like

Do you have a way of receiving anonymous feedback? We do “speak up live” but are thinking about an anonymous feedback form (google form?). we are a small company so not looking for software we need to pay for etc.

like

$50k for diversity leadership (MD) referrals... calling all MDs, PPEds, PPDs and such... who wants to join Accenture and split the profits with me?!!! Haha

like

Have an early flight (6am) out of LAX and would like to stay at a hotel nearby. I know there are a bunch in the vicinity, but any recommendations for one with easy transportation to the airport?

like

I’m in a final round interview with EY for entry level roles. Does it affect me negatively if my recruiter knows that I’ve offer from multiple other big 4 firms? I received a form to fill where It asks for any offers that I already have.

like

Just been invited to a career in consulting night by Bain about 4 months after I took the tests for a referred application. Is this just fired out to everyone or is this indicative of something more?

like

WFH + short week = 🙌🍺🙏🍻👍

like

Looking for a last minute trip for the July 4th week using AA miles and SPG points. Any ideas? Thinking Florida, Mexico or Grand Caymans

like

Are you able to request to interview on campus a different day/earlier than the two dates they offer you?

like

SoFi Stadium in LA, opening in 2020 (MSP-LAX)

Post Photo
like

Hey guys. I’m the event planner for CLSA at my law school and was wondering if anybody is willing to be on a panel regarding ethics during the coronavirus regarding the way confidential information is sent and received, how you guys use zoom for depositions or any ethical challenges you’ve come across during this time. Thank you!

like

I was due for a promotion but then covid hit, and during the peak of layoffs/furloughs, I was given the run-around that we have agency wide promotion freezes, etc. Over the past month, a handful of people have been promoted. I know everyone's situation is different but I can't help feeling snubbed. How do I know whether they are genuinely trying to promote me and can't, versus them stringing me along for as long as possible? I dont want it to come to having to bring another offer to the table..

like

I’m an immigrant with H1B. Been wanting to get out of my firm so badly but every time I apply outside, I start getting dragged into work at my current firm.I was going through some pretty rigorous interviews (I failed them) and have been in a slump since. Meanwhile my current firm keeps dumping work on me and I can’t find the time to apply outside. Anyone been through something similar? I’m losing hope.The politics is also so toxic, they started screwing me over since my last performance review.

like

Desi ppl , struggling a bit with verbal communication since I moved to US. Sometimes can’t find words during client meeting so do a lot of ‘aaa’s , ‘Kind of’s and ‘sort of’. How can I improve it? I do watch English series a lot and read books but looking for other ideas that may have helped you all . Are there are classes which helps with fluency ?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal