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Phone Interview Etiquette

Phone Interview Etiquette Tips and Techniques


Phone interview etiquette is just as important as in-person job interview etiquette when it comes to getting hired. That's because, regardless of how you interview, a successful interview will get you to the next stage of the hiring process.

Review phone interview etiquette, including phone interview techniques, advice on how to prepare for a phone interview, and phone interview questions and answers, so you can ace the interview.

Phone Interview Tips

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David Lees

Employers use telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates for employment. Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. Review these phone interview tips to be sure that you've all the bases covered.

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

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If you're selected for a phone interview, prepare for a phone interview just as carefully you would for a regular interview.  Research the company, prepare an interview location, confirm the date and time, polish your phone interview skills, and prepare to make a great impression.  Here's how to prepare for a phone interview.

Telephone Interview Do's and Don'ts

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A phone interview sounds easy, doesn't it? You don't have to get dressed in your best interview attire, travel to a company's office, or interview one-on-one with a hiring manager. Instead, you're interviewing on the phone from the comfort of home. It's not always so easy though - here's how to ace a phone interview.

Phone Interview Questions and Answers

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It's important take time to review the typical phone interview questions you'll be asked and to prepare answers. In addition, plan on being prepared for a phone conversation about your background, skills, and experience.

Phone Interview Questions to Ask

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When you are invited for a phone interview, in addition to reviewing the typical phone interview questions you'll be asked, it's important to have a list of questions ready to ask the interviewer.

Phone Interview Thank You Notes

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Ask for the interviewer's email address and send out an email thank you note immediately, thanking the interviewer and reiterating your interest in the job. Use your thank you note as a way, as well, to provide information on anything regarding your qualifications you didn't get a chance to mention during the phone interview.

Phone Interview Checklist

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This phone interview checklist will step you through the process of everything you need to do to successfully interview over the phone from preparing for the interview, to getting your interview space ready and for answering phone interview questions.

Phone Interview Tips Video

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Find out how to pull off your phone interview without a hitch so you can get closer to nailing down that dream job.

Share a Phone Interview Tip or Technique

It's always helpful to get phone interview tips and advice on techniques from job seekers who have aced the interview and from career experts who can share their interviewing expertise. Review phone interview tips and add your phone interview tips and techniques to our list.

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