If anything, COVID-19 has taught us that more than likely, the onsite, in person interview has become more rare. For online video (zoom) interviews, we address those concerns in another article. They usually occur after the initial phone interview. Here is your second chance (after your application, resume and cover letter) to wow your interviewer. Use these simple seven guidelines to win your phone interview!
- Research just as much as you would for an in-person interview
- Get dressed and stand up to sound more powerful and confident
- Eliminate any potential for interruptions, noise, and other distractions
- Have your resume and the job description in front of you
- Use a reliable phone line and answer the interviewers call by stating your name
- Don’t forget to SMILE – interviewers can sense it
- If the interviewer calls unannounced it’s acceptable to reschedule to give yourself time to prepare
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