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Old 06-04-2018, 07:51 AM
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I have an interview scheduled for a high level management position and haven't interviewed for a job in more than 15 years, so I need to be up to speed on current trends. Here's the situation. The interviews are being given via Skype, so I want to see if the same rules apply as if in person. I'm good either way, but if it were in person would definitely dress in business suit, tie, etc. Never used Skype, except once with my Dad before he passed and not familiar with what is acceptable these days. Is nicely dressed for a day at the office acceptable for this, or do I need to take it up a notch?
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Clean up the room and wear pants!
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You wear a suit and tie, just as if you were there in person.
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It depends on how formal the culture is of the company you are interviewing with. Otherwise, I think a dress shirt and sport coat would be fine. Full suited attire may look like you are trying too hard.
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I like the tuxedo approach myself.

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This would be both my attire and strategy....
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Clean up the room and wear pants!
Shirt and tie... no pants
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:06 AM
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if it is for high level management at starbucks then a thong and thongs (chanklas) and nothing else
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Shirt, Tie and maybe a jacket

from the waist down - who cares - unless they make you stand up and do a twirl to make sure you fully committed to the interview
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Tuxedo T-Shirt. It's formal, but you're also ready to party!
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Without a doubt, shirt, tie and jacket. Make sure the background is plain and presentable - and no rugrats or other possible interruptions.
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If I was doing the interview from their side, I'd make a point to ask you to stand up to see if you had pants on!! So yes, wear pants!!

Not knowing the company, I'd say shirt and tie. Not sure about the jacket. Depends on the Co. By now you should have some idea what their culture is.
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Whatever you do...no kids in the background screaming and no dogs barking.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:29 AM
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Is the interview with company representatives or a head-hunter? For a high level management position I would think all interviews by the company would be in person after several candidates were identified by a recruiter. And the recruiter would use Skype for the first round of interviews as part of the screening process. So dress for the recruiter via Skype could be more casual than for face-to-face. After all, presumably the Skype interview is not from your current work location, more like done from home where you would be "business casual".

In my book the fit for the job is less important than how you're dressed, up to a point. No fishing clothes...
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Whats up with all the jackets, you guys need to start getting into sweater vests. My mommy says it makes me look dashing.
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I would also Skype with a friend so you are very comfortable that form of communication. Do a practice interview so a friend can give you feedback on how you look, posture, voice, etc. Skype is a lot different than talking on a phone line.
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If I was Skyping from home I would be as concerned about the background as my attire. Neat and organized room without distractions from kids/dogs/wife. Pants are optional. If they ask you to stand up I would call their cards and tell them you aren't playing games or modeling suits today.
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Get a laser light show back ground and put it behind you.
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Originally Posted by beachbum43 View Post
I would also Skype with a friend so you are very comfortable that form of communication. Do a practice interview so a friend can give you feedback on how you look, posture, voice, etc. Skype is a lot different than talking on a phone line.
+10 on this!

Knowing where to look and do it without being distracted with seeing your own face in the other monitor view can take a bit of 'work' to look normal!

And DEFINITELY have that other person critique what your surroundings look like from the other side.
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