Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

November 24, 2009 at 5:51 pm 1 comment

It’s getting harder than ever to get your foot in the door. Often times, employers and recruiters use phone interviews as their first line of defense to weed out unqualified candidates.

I recommend reading this article from Talent Zoo, which includes lots of helpful tips on how to improve your chances getting past the gatekeeper so you can score an in-person interview.

Some of my favorites are:

  • Do your research about the company AND THE INTERVIEWER ahead of time
  • Write out your answers to common interview questions, as well as your top selling points you want to make sure you get across to the interviewer no matter want
  • Draft up a list of questions and make sure you ask at least a few during the call if given the opportunity

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Answer James  |  December 16, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Whether you get the job you want really depends on your answers during the interview, even so during this economic crisis!

    Reply

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