Phone Interview Tips

phone interview tipsPhone interviews might be somewhat unusual and rare but they do happen, and when they do you should be ready for them.
Having a phone interview might actually be a lot less stressing than a regular one because some people are very shy in person and that doesn’t show as much through the phone, as we’ve talked about in the previous step.
If that’s your case and you landed yourself a phone interview, count your lucky stars!
Today, though, we’re here to present you with the best phone interview tips to make that experience all the easier. Let’s begin!

Top 5 Phone Interview Tips

  • Keep your résumé at hand so you can quickly check any information you might need to confirm for the person interviewing you.

  • Have a short list of your past awards and accomplishments to really bring out your inner strengths and give yourself a positive note.

  • Keep a pen and paper close to you, ready to write down anything you might need for later.

  • Change the profile of your phone so you’re not interrupted by any notifications or other incoming calls.

  • Stay away from distractions. Any distractions are a definitive no-no. No pets, kids, TV, games or even your browser should be open unless you really need to use it. Stay away from noisy places and be focused.

And that’s all there is to it, we promise!
Don’t worry, you’re not about to face some impossible beast, it’s only an interview. Without noticing you’ll really get into it and do wonderfully, be it by phone or face to face.

Thank you for reading our phone interview tips!
If you’ve skipped our guide and came straight here,  make sure to read our previous article about the most commonly asked questions at a phone interview!
If you’ve just finished reading the whole guide, after you ace the interview there is something incredibly powerful that you can do to make you standout from the rest and land you the job! We’re talking about the interview follow up email, which is in our opinion the strongest way to tip the scale in your favor.
Be sure to give it a look, you won’t be disappointed!

Phone Interview Questions

phone interview questionsThis is where it all matters. It’s like getting ready for a test, you know? And like a test we don’t know what kind of questions we’re going to get asked. Thankfully, since phone interview questions are often simple and straightforward we’ll do our best to provide you with a helpful cheat sheet for you to use when the time comes!
Remember to study your butt off and research your company beforehand, it will give you the upper hand on the competition and impress the interviewer.
Today we’re here to bring you the most common phone interview questions so you can ace this! Let’s begin!

Phone Interview Questions: The Most Commonly Asked

  • Tell me about yourself.

    The classic. This is your initial chance to present yourself quickly and directly so be ready!

  • How has your education prepared you for your career?

    We all studied something to get to where we want to be, and this is your opportunity to explain why.

  • Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How did you resolve it?

    This is a sort of trap question. They want to not only gauge your conflict-resolving skills but also your temperament.

  • What is your greatest strength?

    Another trap but we got a tip: aim for the strengths related for the job.

  • What is your biggest weakness?

    Shortcomings are never easy to talk about but don’t try and avoid the question as that might give off the wrong impression. Always answer truthfully.

  • What questions do you have for me?

    This WILL be asked. No doubt about it. Inquire about anything you want as long as you know your boundaries.

Now that you know the most common phone interview questions and how to create and deliver your answer, you’re nearly ready to ace this part of the interview process and get the job you want!

There’s only one more step before you become a master at this, head on over to our phone interview tips and we’ll make sure you pass the interview with flying colors.

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