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Top tips for the perfect Skype job interview

Webcam-by-David-Burillo-flickr-300x199Skype job interviews are increasingly common today, so how do you make the best of them when hoping to get recruited for a new HR job?

Internet phone and specialist video communications systems, used for first stage candidate assessments, have certainly proved their worth for employers, being incredibly cost and time efficient. Probably most popular right now is Skype internet calling. It costs nothing to use between two Skype users, and allows both parties to be free from holding a receiver up to their ear during long conversations.

Skype cuts out the need for travel for the candidate, and allows employers to easily reach out to regional, even international candidates.

Skype video recording, with the addition of special programmes means the employer can tightly control, pause, replay and share interview footage, generally making the selection process easier to manage.
Candidates might only be speaking to their interviewer, and not seen via video link-up, but if you do find yourself in front of the camera you should see this as a real opportunity to shine.
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What’s happening at the HR Directors Business Summit 2014?

ICC BirminghamSo what will be the central theme of the next HR Business Director’s Summit, which will take place at the ICC Birmingham on February 4th and 5th, 2014? The event, hosted by WTG Corporate, aims to tackle how organizations should be developing people-focused business strategies. This is about driving business performance through the effective alignment of leadership, talent and organisational development.

Areas being discussed include ‘the new HR function’, engaging and enabling employees, social HR, the latest reward innovations, and driving leadership.

Those attending will learn from leading HR experts and senior business leaders from Alliance Boots, Carlsberg, Canon, Facebook, Fujitsu, Phillips Lighting, Warburtons and more. Typically over 1,000 HR professionals attend the Summit, so this is a really worthwhile networking opportunity.
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