Skype Interviews for Non-Training Jobs

This post concerns the options of giving interviews for non-training posts via Skype.


Arranging a Skype Interview:

When the Human Resources team emails you to invite you for an interview, you can email them back and request them for a Skype interview.

Most employers are happy to hold Skype interviews. However, some employers do not agree to hold a Skype interview. In this case, you have to decide if the interview is worth attending in-person.


Skype Interview Experience:

In short, this experience is no different from an in-person interview experience. Therefore, it is best that you dress formally, just as you would for an in-person interview. The Human Resources team will contact you at the specified time. Sometimes they can be late. Be patient in that case. If they don’t contact you after 15 minutes, drop them a message or a call.


Skype vs In-Person


Pros of Skype Interviews:

  1.  It is more convenient
  2. It requires no traveling; you can save money.
  3. You can give more than one interview on the same day.
  4. You can give interviews from your home country.


Pros of In-Person Interviews:

  1. It makes a better impression.
  2. It shows your dedication and seriousness.
  3. It gives you an idea of the hospital.
  4. It gives you an idea of the city.



Choosing between a Skype or an In-Person interview is your own decision. I preferred Skype interviews. However, Dr. Omar Alam preferred in-person interviews.

You can go through Dr. Omar Alam’s collection of interview experiences here.

You can go through my collection of interview experiences here.

4 thoughts on “Skype Interviews for Non-Training Jobs”

  1. Hello Naseer,
    Thanks for your and omars blogs you people are really helping a lot of people. May Allah reward you for the same.
    Coming to the point, is it okay if I leave my clinical attachment in the middle, I’ve not been benefitting from it. It’s in the department of surgery plus from day one I’ve not been told what exactly to do.


    1. Hello,

      I would advise you to complete it, as it makes a negative impression if you quit. If you are ever asked to take a letter of recommendation from them, it might not be pleasant. You might also have to work for them in the future, since the UK is a very small country.

      If you are unsure about what to do, please communicate this with your consultants or HR. They will help. 🙂


  2. Is it possible to get a job from your home country, without a visa? I have read training positions require a visa that lets you live and work in the UK. How can I get a visa when I don’t have a job and how can I get a job when I don’t have a visa?
    Thank you for your help in advance.


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