How to Ace a Video Job Interview Over Skype or Zoom
How to pass a job interview over Skype. How to interview in-person for a job and how to express yourself through a mask. Learn how to ace your interview when you have to sell yourself over a Skype or Zoom interview session. Learn how to conduct yourself in an in-person interview while wearing a mask. Interviewing is tough enough, but interviewing for a job over Skype or Zoom makes it even tougher. Wearing a mask in a job interview is even more difficult, but I'm going to show you how to do it all.➡️Get the most common interview questions: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com➡️Make your resume the best it can be: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/resume➡️Get coached like a pro by Don: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/hpc➡️Get your follow-up letter guide: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/thankyou-letters/Free Download: Don Recommends the Top 10 Questions for you.https://www.JobInterviewTools.com/Top10/Want ME to personally help you prepare for your next interview? https://www.jobinterviewtools.com/coaching/Contact me directly here: https://www.jobinterviewtools.com – just scroll down to the bottom of the page to the contact form.What we are going to dive into is communication style for a skype interview. Now, have you ever heard of the rule of 7, 38, 55. And you're probably like, “Don, 7, 38, 55. What are you talking about? No, it just sounds like a bunch of numbers to me.” Well I'll tell you this; smart guy, long time ago (I'm not sure who it is) came up with this rule of communication style and it's the rule of 7, 38, 55.And what it really means is he's done scientific research into communicating and he found that 7 percent of our spoken words convey our meaning; our communication to someone else. Only seven percent of the words we say. 38 percent of our vocal tones convey our message in a skype interview. So, our vocal tones are weighted so much heavier than just the words we say and how we enunciate those words. Now, the 55 is body language and facial expressions. So, 55 percent of your communication style is what's on your face, what you're doing with your body, what you're doing with your hands. So, if you think about it; 38 and 55 is a lot more than just 7 percent. So, what I'm trying to say is if you go into a job interview and you're on a Skype interview, they can only see you from here to here and that's about it. And most of what you feel you have to say are just words. And so, when they ask you a question, you be like, “Well, so let me tell you, sir. My last job, I was the manager and I managed a team of people and we created these blue widgets.” Now, if you listen to that, all you're hearing are my words. So, that means only 7 percent of my message – of my management ability – is being communicated to you. And what that really means to the interviewer is they're not getting the full message. So, that's why when you're on camera, if you just sound like this and you talk like this and you don't move a muscle in your body, that's what the interviewer is going to see and they're not going to see the real value that you can bring. So, what you want to do is change your voice inflection during a skype interview. You want to talk up, you want to talk down, you want to express yourself more vocally. And this might take practice for you because you're looking at a camera. And it kind of makes it hard to get personal and enthusiastic with a camera, but it takes practice. So, knowing this, you might want to get in front of a camera and do a little bit of practicing with yourself when nobody else is around and they can't see what you're doing and get used to talking to that little teeny tiny lens as if there's a real person on the other end. Well, there is a real person on the other end. But that's the key to selling yourself in a job interview over Skype is expressing yourself vocally because that's what they can hear. Now, remember, there's still the 55; they can still see you from head to toe. So, that's the biggest part. So, if you notice when I'm talking to you now, I'm using my hands. You can see my face moving. You can see my head moving. It's not like I'm just sitting here telling you what to do during a job interview, because you would turn me off by now (and maybe you already turn me off; I don't know). But you're selling yourself in a job interview. So, use your hands during a skype interview let them see your hands moving. Let them see your head moving. Let them see your face moving. And wrap that in with all of your vocal tones and inflect your voice inflections. Go up on your voice, go down on your voice, raise your voice, talk softer. Maybe you can even ease into the camera a little bit if you want to talk.