Body language is important in an interview, but it's hard to remember to be animated over video chat. The Daily Muse spoke to experts about what you should and shouldn't do during a Skype interview; an important lesson was to be expressive without being too animated.
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In Back to the Future II, Marty arrived in the future on October 21st, 2015 — which just happened to be yesterday. It seems we've created an alternate timeline, because we didn't get all of the awesome stuff Marty's future did — but we did get a lot. Here's the future tech we still have in this timeline.
Facebook launched a video chat feature for its Messenger app last month, but it wasn't available to Australian users. Today that has changed, with the feature enabled down under.
iOS/Android: Facebook's latest enhancement to its Messenger app allows you to make video calls, adding to the existing text chat and voice call features. However, like so many Facebook enhancements, this isn't being rolled out as a worldwide release, and Australia is not on the list of the first countries getting the feature.
Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat.
Android/Web: Previously mentioned video calling service Gruveo took the wraps off a major update today. It now includes Android support that lets you talk to others without having to install an app first..
As remote working environments become more common, the interview process often involves never meeting your recruiter in person — instead, you'll do the interview over email or video chat. And because the medium is different from talking face-to-face, you need to adapt and use new strategies to ace that interview and land the job.
Google Hangouts are very handy for video chat, but much of the development has been aimed at individual users. One recent enhancement is much more firmly centred on corporate use: you can now look up names from the Global Address List to start a hangout.