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More and more employers are conducting job interviews over Skype. Here's how you can gain an edge over the competition.

Choose a Tidy Backdrop – You’re showing the interviewer your home, so it's important to put your best "space" forward. Choose a clean staging area far from the filth-littered couch you’ve been motionlessly occupying for weeks. Take special care to remove anything that screams “shiftless unemployable halfwit” (like mom’s boyfriend).