This blog has frequently shared tips for succeeding in job interviews with Allen School Online students once they’ve completed their course of study in medical billing and coding or medical office assistant. As online students, you’re well aware of the many ways that technology has changed the nature of studying and working. Skype is one such exciting technology. The internet-based communication tool lets users make phone calls, instant message, hold video conferences and even share desktops. It has revolutionized many fields including the medical field. A good example comes from Education First’s Ming Chen who says, “Skype has transformed a lot more than just the telephone industry. Its ease of use and ubiquity is opening up new opportunities in health, education and business. Telehealth, largely fueled by Skype, has allowed doctors to communicate with rural and remote patients.” In the same article at the Huffington Post, Chen shares the “Seven Deadly Sins of Skype Interviewing“. Yes, Skype is being used by increasing numbers of employers as a tool for holding job interviews without the need to meet with candidates in person. This saves time, money and headaches for both interviewers and job candidates. Yet, as you might expect, there are plenty of ways to torpedo your Skype interview. Just like an in-person interview, there are some rules and best practices to follow if you want to put your best foot forward. Moreover, there are new rules, specific to online interviewing, which should be followed by any candidate wishing to make a good first impression, even if it is over a broadband connection.