Relatively short, typically lasting between a few minutes and up to an hour, focused on confirming you match the job opportunity.
You have to accomplish your goal –selling yourself, your experience, your skills, and your value– using just three resources: your voice, your attitude, and your previous preparation.
4 Easy Steps for Successful Phone Interviews:
* Choose carefully where and when you take the call.
-Do not take the call in your workplace. Reschedule if you have to.
-Most recruiters will understand that their timing may not be right and be willing to reschedule.
-Schedule the interview carefully, choosing a time that works best for you. Choose a time when you can be in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted by a boss, coworker, family member, or loud noises.
2. *Listen and answer carefully
-Make sure you’re listening to every word and follow-up with questions that show you were actively listening to what they were saying.
-Avoid making assumptions about what is being said. Ask for clarification if necessary so that your response will be most appropriate.
3. *Focus on your language and voice
-Modulate your own tone and word choice to make a positive impression.
-Speak clearly, stay upbeat, and use positive language.
-Maintain a friendly yet professional tone rather than sounding rehearsed.
4. *Prepare in advance
-Practice your answers to common interview questions with friends or family.
-Record yourself speaking. Playback your recording, and determine how you can improve.
Remember that your goal is to set up a face-to-face interview.