This is a great article for top tips for a telephone interview (in fact -thinking about a little bit of plaguerism here!! ) If you're on the interview trail, its well worth book-marking.
As a first round of screening, telephone interviews are very common place these days, often conducted by the Recruitment or HR Manager.
I'm a big fan - in a way.
It gives candidates a chance to get in touch with the client in a way that's not so intrusive to their diary and can often get the interview process off the marks quicker, than waiting for face to face availability for all parties.
On the other hand, there's nothing like getting to know someone in person, that initial eye contact or getting those personal "feels" to win over an interviewer, or indeed show you what you like about the company brand or environment.
None the less, telephone interviews are on the rise, read these top tips to turn a telephone encounter into something altogether more exciting...
What are they looking for in that phone call? Usually it’s very high level: “They’re screening for risks, they’re trying to validate your qualifications, and they want to see if you’re a fit,” says Muse career coach Tina Wascovich. In other words, she says, “Who are you, what do you know about us, [and] why do you want to work here?” Of course, it’s entirely possible you’ll get asked very specific questions that are unique to the job or your field. But more often than not—and usually in addition to those behavioral or technical questions—you’ll get asked the following in a phone interview: