The candidate was caught red handed for lip syncing during a job interview.

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This is the embarrassing moment a job applicant is caught lip syncing while someone else answers questions in a Skype interview in India.

The bizarre clip, which was published online in 2017, but which went viral only recently, shows the applicant’s mouth occasionally moving – but not in time with the words.

At some points, the man’s lips are completely frozen despite “his voice” rambling on.

Not long into the interview, the recruiter – clearly on to the man – laughs and stops his unique ventriloquist’s act.

The interviewer says: “Man, hold on hold on. I think it's not you who is speaking, someone else is speaking here and you're just lip syncing.”

In response, the applicant simply scratches his nose and shows no sign of embarrassment at being caught out. He then appears to fiddle with a button on his computer.

The questioner says he can also hear the candidate's voice, as well as the person speaking.

He adds: “I caught you... I already told you that it's not the position where someone comes and gives you a task and you get on with it, it's a very senior level position where you need to manage.”

By this point, the applicant appears dejected and alternates between looking glumly down the camera and sighing as he bows his head.

“I'm sorry, you're not going to continue this interview process,” the recruiter says. “Going forward, I suggest you not (do) this. I mean, you need to be very formal, at least practise before you take the interview for these kinds of things.

“I clearly caught you, you're also speaking in a really low voice, speaking with your lips, okay. I'm sorry about that, thank you.”

The footage ends with the applicant appearing to end the Skype chat and the interviewer closing his computer.