From the article: Phone Interview Tips
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. Share Your Tip
- I wish there was a way that all 2 million of us who are about to lose benefits could speak up together and get the assistance we need! I follow the updates online but the information is so scattered. There are obviously many, many people who are going to be in a world of hurt if the extensions do not get approved. I'm scared to death right now because jobs are scarce. Mine was shipped to the Dominican Republic when the company I worked for for 15 years decided to take advantage of all the tax incentives they get when they offshore their labor. There should be tax penalties, not tax INCENTIVES, when a corporation sends our jobs out of the country.
- —Guest Shannon
- Just like on the radio, silence or dead air can immediately lose attention, especially if you don't preface it. If a difficult question is thrown your way, say something like "That's a good question. Let me think about it for a second." It will at least let the interviewer know you aren't at a loss for words and it sounds better than a bunch of "uhs" and "ums."
Tone of Voice
- The interviewer is unable to read your body language, so tone of voice goes a long way in a phone interview. Ensure that your tone is expressive and engaging.
- —Guest Nicole Bowman
Phone Interview Tips
- The night before my scheduled phone interview I brainstormed questions to ask the interviewer. I wrote down my favorites and when it came time to ask questions, I was prepared and sounded very articulate.