So I have my first Skype interview in 2 weeks for a summer analyst position at a Middle Market Investment Bank in Madrid. Since it is my first Skype interview, I am overanalyzing and overthinking everything.
In my home office, where I will be interviewed, my bookshelf sits behind me and some of its books are visible when video calling. I have books on finance, economics, and politics from a wide range of authors. Everything from FA Hayek to Hillary Clinton. (Henry Kissinger, Piketty, Krugman, Stiglitz, Robert Reich, Alan Greenspan, etc.) So I was thinking of manufacturing my Background to fit the interview; this will entail arranging specific books so they appear in the shot and perhaps even taping a poster from a Stiglitz conference I attended on the wall in the background. A signed picture of Eugene Fama is also an option.
Am I just overthinking things too much due to this being my first video interview or should I go ahead and arrange some books in the shot, and if so, which ones? Considering it is IB in Europe, should I assume the interviewers will be relatively right wing given their line of work (Hayek, Romney, Greenspan, Ron Paul) or will they be more in tone with the stereotypical European-esque left (Piketty, Clinton, Reich, Stiglitz, Krugman)? Thank you for your advice!