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Tips For a Successful Phone Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: December 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Many companies now prefer to do a phone interview before bringing the candidate on-site. So how should you prepare yourself for this first step in the hiring process in order to make a good impression?

Know who is calling

Make sure to take note of the interviewer’s name or the names of the people calling. It’s important when speaking to them to address them by first name and make sure you’re getting it correct. It would make a bad impression to think that they introduced themselves as “Terry” and you kept calling them “Kerry”.

Do your research

Research the company; typically one of the first questions asked is, “What do you know about the company?” When a candidate hasn’t done their research, this does not usually bode well for them. It’s best to research the “in and outs” of the organization and impress them with your knowledge. Not only does this show you’ve done your homework, but shows your interest as well.

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Dress the part

To some this may sound silly, but it’s still important to dress up for the phone interview. This will give you confidence and improve your responses. When candidates interview in casual clothes, responses often become too relaxed and give a lazy impression.

Find a great space

It’s important to find a spot that gives more of an office feeling. Make sure to have your resume, questions to ask and any other pertinent information in front of you.

Practice makes perfect

As with any sport, you practice to get better and get yourself prepared for the “big game.”  I recommend practicing for the phone interview: Find a list of typical interview questions—you can ‘Google’ a list and practice your responses. While doing this, practice your voice projection as well.

Have a glass of water beside you, because there is nothing more irritating then trying to speak with a dry throat. Remember to sit up during the interview, as this will aid in voice projection. Let the interviewer(s) lead the conversation.  And finally, the most important thing of all is to have fun and be yourself.





Michelle K.

Michelle is the Recruitment, Editor and Content Manager for ResumeEdge. She recruits and hires the ResumeEdge resume writers, provides training and ongoing support, and maintains resume quality through a strenuous QA process.

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