With the world changing and becoming more technologically driven, telephonic and video interview is taking precedent than the normal face to face interview.
While you’re actively searching for a job it is important to be prepared for a telephonic interview at short notice. You can be rejected at this early interview stage if you are inadequately prepared or not used to speaking in a professional manner over the phone.
A few things to keep in mind when doing a telephonic interview is the following:
- Find a quiet place to answer the phone so that you are in the right mindset.
- Make sure you smile when answering your phone as your smile will come across in your voice
- Consider standing up, rather than sitting down to keep you alert and to maintain your confidence or enthusiasm during the call.
- Come across as confident and capable and show enthusiasm.
- Always be polite
- Do not interrupt the person that is interviewing you.
- Finally, make sure you keep a copy of your resume, notes and other documentation on hand in case you need to refer to it during the call
- Have separate concise lists of your accomplishments, strengths and skills available to review.
- Have a pen and paper handy for note taking.
- If the time isn’t convenient request if you could talk at an alternative time.
- Speak slowly and enunciate clearly
- Always put across the details on your experience, skills and your strong points.
After a phone interview send an email to thank the employer for the interview.