Skype

Setting Up Skype

Getting a Skype Account

Getting started is as easy as any other app. To open an account, visit the Skype homepage and click “Join us” in the upper right-hand corner.

Join Us on Skype's homepage

That will bring you to the sign-up screen. By default, skype will ask you to create an account using your mobile number — but we recommend using your email address instead because it is easier to manage later on. To do that, select Use your email instead, as indicated in the photo below.

Once you decide how you want to log in to Skype, enter your information in the required fields, and you’re ready for the next step.

Downloading Skype

Your very first step to getting set up on Skype is to download the app.

To download the app, visit www.skype.com/download 

That will take you to this screen

You have the option to download skype on the following devices — Computer, Mobile, Tablet, Xbox, Wearables, and TV. Select your device from the top ribbon and then click the download button.

Note: Windows users – skype comes preinstalled on many windows computers. You may want to check if skype is already installed before downloading.

Check Your Audio & Video Settings

Next, you’ll need to check if your audio and video equipment is working. If you skip over this step now, don’t worry — here’s how to adjust and check your settings at any time:

For Mac users: Click “Skype” at the upper left-hand corner and scroll down to “Preferences.” Then click on the “Audio/Video” button.

For Windows users: Go to “Call” and click “Audio settings.” Below it, you’ll see “Video settings.”

Once you’re in the settings page, here’s what to check for:

  • Make sure your speakers are on. If you can hear the Skype jingle, you’re good.
  • Check that your voice can be heard through the microphone. If not, choose the appropriate microphone from the drop-down menu.
  • Check to see if your webcam is connected. If so, you should be able to see yourself on the live video feed. If not, check your video settings and make sure your webcam is plugged in correctly.

Using Skype

Accepting Contact Requests

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Making Your First Call

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Skype FAQ & Troubleshooting

How Do I Find My Skype Name?

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Can I Do a Test Call Before My Interview?

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Should I Send The Recruiter a Contact Request?

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Now that you know how to use Skype, let’s nail that interview

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