If you are sitting in another country and applying for jobs in Canada, you may have to be prepared for a phone or skype interview. With technology so advanced today, most employers rely on such interview methods rather than wait for you to be in the country. It’s fast, effective, inexpensive and highly practical. Potential immigrants to Canada can also benefit from this as securing a job even before you enter Canada can be a very happy and satisfying feeling. But, giving an interview online is not the same as a face-to-face interview. While the questions may be the same, you need to ensure a certain ‘do’s and don’ts’ of a phone/skype interview.
How to make the most of your phone/skype interview?
- A professional impression
Social media platforms are all about the fun and excitement in your life but your employer may not want to see your ‘after work’ activities. Make sure your skype profile is clean or make a new profile that you strictly use for professional purpose. It’s never pleasant to come across ‘unprofessional’ pictures or posts.
- Phone Courtesy
While it’s crucial that you do not miss a call, but in case of an emergency if you do miss the interview call at first, ensure the unavailable message is polite and standard. It could really make or break the deal for you!