Most jobs in China will require candidates to do an interview on Skype. Having an interview on Skype saves everyone time and money. A good interview not only increases your chances of getting a job, but also can help you negotiate a higher wage if you have made a good impression. To help you with your interview I have listed the following points
Check Date and Time
Often you will be interviewing across time zones, so you need to make sure what time and date it will be for you and them. If the interview is .10 am on Friday Beijing time, depending on your time zone it could be Thursday for you. This may seem obvious but people make mistakes on this a lot!
Look the Part
This is probably the most important part here in China. Appearances are very important in China, so if you don't look the part they may think you are not capable of doing the job. You should wear a shirt and tie, also make sure you have shaved, or at least tidied up any facial hair. Chinese people generally prefer a "smarter" look which means freshly shaved.
Check your Equipment
Make sure that your camera, headphones and microphone all work 30 minutes before the interview is set to begin. Nothing worse that trying to fix your equipment in 2 minutes before the interview starts!
Prepare your Surroundings.
Plan ahead, where will you be for your interview? If you will be at home make sure that everything in camera view is tidy and there is nothing embarrassing lying around. Make sure that everyone is aware that you are having an interviews so you do not get interrupted.
Confirm the Interview
Unfortunately the people who interview you are often very busy and can be late or even forget they have an interview. It is best to message them in the morning confirming the time of the interview and a gentle reminder.
Have everything organised and be ready 10 minutes before the interview is about to start. This will help you to be relaxed when it starts as you haven't been rushing around to try and make it on time.
Do your Research
Read up on the company looking to hire you, what type of school and curriculum is it? Have a think about the type of questions that they will ask and how you will answer them? Have some questions prepared that you would like to know.
If it is your first interview over skype, have a friend do a demo interview with you. You can even record it to see how you come across and what looks and sounds good.