Telephone Interview

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Some organizations will use telephone interviews as a first stage of the screening process. This may be directly with the hiring manager in the organization or in some cases with a Recruiter from the internal Talent Acquisition function. You should still prepare as much for a telephone interview as you would for a formal face-face interview as your performance during the telephone interview may determine your success getting to the next stage of the process.

Use the following tips to ensure a more successful outcome:

  • Select a date and time that you know you will be available to dedicate at least an hour for a telephone interview.
  • In the meantime, use that time to do as much research as you can about the company, role, and the interviewer.
  • Arrange a location where you can take the call with no distractions or interruptions. If you are taking the call on your mobile phone, make sure you have a good signal and fully charged battery!
  • Print off a copy of the job description and your CV and have them in front of you during the call.
  • Speak clearly and pause to allow further questions or clarifications from the interviewer.
  • Project positivity in the tone of your voice. Be positive about your experience to date, focusing on the skills you have developed.
  • Listen carefully to questions being asked, and do not interrupt the interviewer whilst they are speaking.
  • Be prepared with questions of your own that you can ask at the end of the interview.
  • Clarify next steps and confirm your available dates for a face-face interview.

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