Ten Techniques For An Effective Phone Interview

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March 5, 2013 ‐ By Blair Bedford
Image: Ron Chapple Studios

Image: Ron Chapple Studios

The “traditions” of the standard interview are going far past the original suit-and-tie, firm handshake in-person meeting. With more jobs becoming available on other coasts across the country and around the world, many applicants are being considered and interviewed in various ways, from over-the-phone conversations to teleconferences dedicated to evaluating candidacy for a position.

If you are unfamiliar with the phone interview, don’t let this hiring technique cost you your dream job. Leave the baby with the grandparents for the day, get prepared accordingly, dress your best and ace your phone interview easily with these 10 tips.

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  • kierah

    All good advice!

    I work in HR and I speak to a large volume of candidates over the phone during our recruiting season. We don’t have time to wait for you to get a pen or quiet your child or turn down the radio. If a candidate makes an impression on the phone, positively or negatively, it is noted. Some people get “bubbly”, “engaged,” or “seems well-prepared” comments. Others have gotten a “lethargic” or “seems distracted” remark. A phone screen can be a very important foot in the door so please take it seriously.

  • Gigi

    Thanks! I have one of these this week.

    • lovelyberry

      Me too! I’m super nervous.