Robin Wilson at the Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the increased use of videoconferencing services — such as Skype — by hiring committees when interviewing potential employees. This is due in part, she reports, to diminished budgets. Job candidates are now, at least partially, at the mercy of the technology and its potential limitations.

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