Sometimes instead of having an interview in person, you’ll be asked to do a phone interview instead. It serves either as a replacement for the real thing or to decide if you are fit for a second one personally.
Most people stress about this option even more than in person since the only weapon you’ve got are your words and nothing else. What you say needs to carry impact and confidence, there is no space for second thoughts or shaky responses, you have to be on point.
Many of the key points we’ve talked about in our top 10 interview questions and answers also apply here so be sure to give it a look!
That said, we are here to make sure you ace the feared phone interview!
Phone Interview: A Brief Introduction
First of all, let’s talk about confidence.
If you’re a shy person you’ll probably enjoy this type of interview a lot more.
You can feel much more at ease and take the call at home where you’re comfortable with your surroundings, use this to your advantage.
Sit down and relax wherever you feel the best, might be your living room or your balcony, what matters is that you are calm and comfortable.
This aura of ease and confidence will show in your voice and the interviewer will notice it, that’s a huge bonus.
If you’re an outgoing person you might actually feel like you’re going to be held back by a phone interview.
We bet you’d like to be face to face with whoever you need to talk to and you’re afraid that your charm and charisma won’t shine over the phone. There is nothing to fear – they will.
It might help to be around someone during the phone interview since you’ll feel more comfortable speaking around people, just be sure to ask them to be silent!
Now that you know where to be and how you should be feeling before you take the call, it’s time to move on to the next step – knowing the most common phone interview questions.
It will help you immensely to know these beforehand since when they eventually come up you’ll already have perfectly thought out answers for them.
See you there!