Preparation for Telephonic Interview

With our busy schedules and avoiding the inconvenience of travel and face to face interview arrangements. More and more Employers are using telephone interviews to screen candidates to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews.
Since agencies and employers usually receive a large number of applications. Also, many of the candidates can look very similar in their resume. So use of phone interviews for preliminary screening. This allows employers to identify the basic ingredients they have been looking for in a candidate. helps to narrow down the pool of talent prior to bringing in potential candidates for face-to-face interviews.

Here are five phone interview tips for making your phone interview a success.

Eliminate Distractions

Turn off the TV, sit down and have all your phone interview preparation material handy. You need to concentrate a little more during a phone interview so make sure you create or are in a quiet environment. Turn off call-waiting and other notifications so that your call isn’t interrupted.

Keep your Resume Handy

Keep your resume close and remember to revisit your projects, challenges, and highlights. They will help to clearly answer all the questions related to your prior experiences and highlight any relevant achievements.

Do your Research

Research new employer and the project from the Job description, make notes of questions, you would like to ask about the role, responsibility, deliverable and team you will be working with.

Speak Clearly

To be sure the interviewer can hear you, ensure you speak directly into the phone or headset. Let the interviewer finish speaking before responding to his/her questions. Be sure to keep it personal and as natural as you are speaking to them in person. tone in your voice will come across as energetic and positive.

A little bit of preparation goes a long way. We hope this blog was useful to you.

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