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Producing and Performing Skype Interviews

Michael Rodriguez:

Check out my latest Hack Library School blog post on “Producing and Performing Skype Interviews.” Just featured in AL Direct’s March 5 issue! Check it out under Tips & Ideas: http://bit.ly/1kAEM86

Originally posted on hls:

Skype interviews are my favorite! Lo and behold my supplement to Brianna Marshall’s exceptional  Phone Interview Strategies . The genesis of this post is when I presented a paper via Skype at the Graduate History Forum at UNC Charlotte in April 2013. It was a great experience! I’ve been Skyping ever since.

Talking on the phone can disorient me because I like to see people’s nonverbal cues and adjust my own communication accordingly. On the other hand, in-person interviews are strenuous situations in which your every move and word will be scrutinized and your ability to navigate unfamiliar physical and social spaces will be tested. But as fewer employers can afford to fly candidates around, Skype is displacing F2F interviews at all stages of candidacy. (So no pressure!)

With Skyping, you need not worry about traffic, handshakes, hard chairs, or what to order for lunch. Skype interviews place you in…

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Your humble laborer in the trenches of librarianship. Current MLIS student at Florida State University.

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