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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

image for Interview Tips for the Modern Job Seeker Best not conduct a Skype interview outside.

In this global society we live in, employers are turning to Skype to help find it's best job candidates. Having a job interview on Skype is a lot different that talking with friends. I have compiled a list of tips for all of the novice Skype users out there.

Put away all evidence of your Internet porn escapades

Future employers don't want to see the soaked towel thrown to the side of your workspace. Nor do they want to see sticky residue on the walls or counter space. Ladies, take the time to brush your hair and get that "I just had internet sex" look off of your face.

Take off the blue screen you attached to the wall behind you

Let's face it. We've all tried it. You get a blue sheet or big rolls of blue paper, adhere it to the wall, and then you wear a blue shirt, making your friends on the other end of your Skype call roll their eyes and say, "Ah…he's at it again. Yes, very funny!" It's a great gag to play on your friends for a few times, but a future boss might not find it as funny.

Wear pants

It's tempting to conduct the interview wearing only a dress shirt. However, you never know what might happen. The pizza guy might knock at the door, or your fire alarm might go off. Dress like you would in an in person interview.

Talk in a business like manner

Just because you're at home doesn't mean that all sense of decorum needs to go out the window. Unless you're applying for a job that's headquartered in a basement somewhere in the California valley, talk like the MBA candidate you wish you really were.

Don't Forget That It's Really an Interview

Guys, the woman conducting the interview might be smoking hot, but remember that you're trying to get a job with a salary and benefits. This isn't your new Facebook friend you're chatting with. And, as the first tips suggests, it's not Internet porn. When she asks you the question: "Where do you see yourself in six months?" She doesn't want you to say something like, "In your pants." Believe us when we say, it's no way to win points in a job interview.

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