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Video interviews sound like a breeze. You don’t need to travel to an unknown destination, there’s no traffic that can hinder your arrival, and you can pick a convenient time for your online meeting. All you need to do is plop down in front of your laptop and do the damn thang! What could possibly go wrong? Well — a lot, actually. Faulty equipment, distractions in the background, or even wearing the wrong outfit can leave an unsavory impression on your interviewer.

And with video interviewing usage rising by 49 percent since 2011, we all should have good grasp of how to ace ’em. A Skype interview could very well be in your future. So let’s dip into the do’s and don’ts of video job interviews, shall we?

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