Tips On How To Attend Phone Interview

phoneDifferent companies have different interview rounds.Some companies prefer a Phone Interview with the Candidates before calling them for a face to face interview.The goal of a telephone interview is to get a face to face interview.

Schedule An Appointment :

  1. Who calls who? : Employers often prefer to call candidates at their convenience, but employers may ask a candidate to call them to test how serious they are.
  2. Confirm All Aspects of the Phone Interview like such as the date, time, and who you will be talking to.

Prepare for the Phone Interview

  1. Research the job and the company so you are prepared to discuss the organization and your role.
  2. Practice to talk clearly,slowly and sound confident over the phone.Do not sound rushed or anxious.
  3. Insure you are in a location where you will have no distractions.
  4. Make preparation notes (questions), if you are aware of the topics you are about to be interviewed about you can have self prepared notes at your nearest.
  5. Keep your resume, pen, paper, calendar, company information by the phone.
  6. Find a quiet place to take the call, you don’t want to have radio, TV, children or pets in the background.

During the Interview :

  1. Ask the interviewer’s name and contact information so that you can call or email him back.
  2. Don’t chew gum, smoke, drink or eat during phone interviews.
  3. Speak slowly and clearly.
  4. Be a good listener. Allow the interviewer finish his question before you respond. Ask for clarification if necessary.
  5. Don’t answer in yes/no unless required, expand your answers in order to give the interviewer an understanding of who you are.
  6. Ask questions. It shows your interest in the position. But don’t ask questions about salary and benefits.
  7. Take note during the phone interview.
  8. Always ask about the next step. Your goal of the phone interview is to get a face-to-face interview.

Check out these 2 Video’s about How To Prepare and Master The Phone Interviews

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