A company just asked me if I'm available for an interview but did not mention whether it's a face-to-face or Skype. I wanted to ask if she wants a Skype interview or prefers I went to her office?

I'm currently out of state, so I can only do Skype interviews.

  • How did they ask you for interview (email, phone)? This is important so you can decide the mean you will use for responding.
    – DarkCygnus
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 16:44
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    @GrayCygnus they asked through e-mail Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 16:47
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    @MisterPositive Since they invited me through e-mail, I haven't replied to their message yet Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 16:48
  • @MisterPositive I would have to relocate if they offered me the job Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 16:50
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    You seem to be overthinking this. It's in no way impolite to discuss the logistics of the interview. Just ask. Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 16:54

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Just be honest and clear, without an elaborate explanation. Explain that you are out of states and that you would know if it is possible to have the interview via Skype. Also, I suggest you propose them to have a face-to-face interview when you come back, as an alternative given the Skype interview is not an option.

You say they reached you via e-mail, so you should ask how/where the interview is taking place when you reply to them (given that you confirm your desire of being interviewed).


Call your contact back, and say, "I am currently out of state. Is it possible to do a Skype interview?"

The worst that can happen is that you'll be told "no", and you'll either have to pass on the interview or work out some other solution. People are in this situation every day, so don't spend a lot of time being anxious about the outcome. Do your best!

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