In 2005, I was interviewing for a job in a different state, and the potential employer went to great lengths to set-up a video conference job interview so we could chat “in person” before moving further along in the process.
Both of us had to work with local community colleges to arrange conference rooms where we could hook into the campuses’ Internet service and use their cameras for chat. In fact, in 2010 I participated in another cross-state job interview and had no problem at all connecting and chatting with the potential employer via Skype.
Computer-to-computer calling is free, but if you want to call mobile phones or landlines from your Skype service, you have to pay a fee.
For United States customers, these fees range from $3 to $14 per month.
Video chatting makes it possible to stay in touch with friends and family, connect with business partners, and host get-togethers with people you’ve never met.
Not a week goes by where I don’t use video chat for one reason or another, and because my work depends on it, my husband and I have mastered the science of high-quality video chats.
Think about the “halo effect.” In essence, it’s the idea that when someone forms a favorable or unfavorable impression of someone or something, that impression is then transferred to other, unrelated aspects of that same person or thing.