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Phone interviews. Some of us, mostly those who feel more comfortable not making a personal connection, love them, and those of us who feel as if we make a stronger impact in person hate them. Whichever type you are, they can still be challenging.
A phone interview is often used to screen job candidates for basic qualifications and as a time-saving way to interview a candidate who lives far away from the company. Telephone interviews are difficult because it is often challenging to make a personal connection with the interviewer. They can’t see if you are dressed professionally and they can’t see your smile – it all relies on your manners, clarity of speech, voice tone and the strength of your answers.
As humans, we rely on facial expressions and body language to gauge how we’re doing in an interview. Over the phone, you are basing your interview solely on voice inflections. Here are just a few ways you can work a phone interview in your favor:
Don’t worry about your next phone interview! With these simple tips, you can be prepared to have a successful phone interview that will get you to the next step – a face-to-face interview!
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