Telephone Interview Tips
Telephone interviews are used by employers as a way of identifying and Recruiting the right candidates for employment. Telephone interviews are used to narrow the screening process of selecting the right employee. Telephone interviews are also used as a way to minimize the expenses involved in Interviewing out-of-town candidates or candidates who are far distance from Office location.
For the candidates who are searching for jobs it?s important to be prepared for Telephone interviews on a moment’s notice. The candidate will never know when a recruiter or a networking company might contact through Telephone?? and ask if you have a few minutes to talk.
Practice Interviewing in Telephone.
Talking on the phone when interview is conducted by the employer isn?t as easy as it seems. We must have through practice before the real telephone interview, ask your friend or family members to conduct a mock interview and tape record your conversation so you can listen how you sound over the Telephone. Even a cassette recorder will work. Once recording is over you will be able to hear your ?uhs? and ?ums? and ?Okays? and you can practice reducing them in the real interview. You must rehearse to all typical questions likely to be asked in interview.
How to be Prepared to Telephone Interview
Prepare for a Telephone interview just as you would for a regular interview. Compile a list of answers to typical interview questions as well as your Strengths and weaknesses, your background and skills. Have a pen and paper handy for note taking.
* Turn call waiting off so your call isn?t interrupted.
* Clear the room from where you are attending telephone interview, don?t keep your children?s and pets near by. When attending Telephone Interview Turn off your stereo and television, Close the door, ensure fresh air enter into the room.
* If the time isn?t convenient, ask the interviewer if he can call any other time and suggest some alternative interview timings. Don?t ask him to call in odd hours
* Incase if you are not sure your cell phone service is not perfect. Consider using landline rather than you? cell phone to avoid a dropped call.
* Keep your resume on the top of your desk or in clear view, or tape it to the wall near the telephone, so it will help you to answer questions at your fingertips, have a short list of your accomplishments available to review.
* Keep a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth.
* Smile. Smiling will project a positive image to the listener and will change the tone of your voice, Give short answers.
* Remember your goal is to set-up a face-to-face interview, Thank the Interviewer after completion of Interview.
Thing to Avoid During Telephone Interview.
* Don’t smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink during the interview time.
* Speak slowly and clearly.
* Don’t interrupt the interviewer.
* Use the person’s title (Mr. or Ms. and their last name.) Only use a first name if they ask you to.
* Take your time – it’s perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to collect your thoughts.
* Remember to say “thank you
Things to do after Telephone interview.
* Take notes about what you were asked and how you answered to the interview