Have a introductory screening call with an employer coming up? You could use some phone interview tips!
Talking on the phone with a stranger can feel awkward to begin with. When you add the pressure of an important job interview, it can become unbearable. You worry about what you going to say because your words are all you have to make a good first impression. That spiffy new outfit you bought to knock their socks off hangs in the closet, your firm handshake is useless (not that your hands aren’t shaking), and your body language is silent.
On the phone, your words are all alone.
Phone Interview Tips to Help Get You Invited to the Office
More and more companies are embracing the phone interview to screen potential candidates without the expense of a face-to-face sit down. In addition, the globalization of the job market makes them the most practical option. In virtually every industry, the chances are you first interview will be over the phone. The trick becomes using that conversation to secure an invitation to the office for round two of the hiring process.
This infographic from Netcredit provides you with the kind of phone interview tips you need. As you’ll see, like any interview the secret is in the preparation. But for a phone interview, you can’t just think about doing proper research and preparing for common questions. Now you have to remember to let the dog out. Don’t worry, because the information below will help you with the details.
Today, it’s time to talk the talk! You can worry about walking the walk tomorrow.
Also published on Medium.