It’s also today rolling out its own set of bots and chat add-ins to rival Facebook Messenger.Highlights – Skype’s take on Stories In the new version of Skype’s app, you can just swipe to pull up the camera – a now familiar interaction, thanks to the camera-first design found in today’s social apps.Here are 13 tips to help you rock a Skype interview.1. It is very tempting to watch yourself or your interviewer during a Skype session, but looking directly at the video camera is the only way to maintain direct eye contact with your interviewer.2. When it comes to what you wear, treat your Skype interview like an in-person interview and dress professionally from head to toe (or at least from head to waist! A professional dress code with video interviews is expected, not excused.3. Pick a quiet place to interview without an elaborate backdrop so that you can be the focal point on the screen.Remove anything distracting behind you and keep it neutral.4. Doing a run through interview with a friend beforehand is helpful because your first few Skype calls are likely to feel awkward, especially if you have to retrain yourself to watch the camera and not the screen.A threat is then made to publish the video with false allegations of paedophilia unless money is paid.French police say they are being told of incidents every day, with most probably going unreported.
And while mastering the interview is a common practice, etiquette surrounding a Skype interview is different from both in-person and phone interviews.The company says Skype’s makeover has been in the works for well over a year, and represents the biggest change to the platform since the introduction of video sharing back in 2006.In other words, it’s not necessarily a fast-follow cloning attempt built in response to the Snapchat threat, )and Facebook’s copying of Snapchat across its platforms), but rather something Skype has been working on for a longer period of time.Play around with everything beforehand so that when it's interview time, you can shine without being distracted by the program.5. Getting Facebook notifications during your interview is distracting and unprofessional.Before your interview, make sure all other windows on your computer are closed (especially if they make noise).6. Don't be afraid to help yourself with post-it notes or a copy of your resume handy when you interview.“If social networks have given you the stage on which to perform your life, the new Skype gives you the additional equivalent of the local coffeehouse or corner pub, where you meet people on a daily basis to deepen your relationships,” explains Amritansh Raghav, Corporate Vice President of Skype, about the new design’s focus on enhancing users’ real social connections.