6 Tips For Acing A Phone Interview!

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Some companies conduct phone interviews to help decide who they want to invite to an in-person interview. In these cases, the phone interview is the first step to landing that job so it is important to do well! Here are some simple tips on how to excel in a phone interview.
1. Be Available
If a recruiter says that they will call you anytime from 1:00-5:00, make sure you are free during that time. You want to make a good first impression, so make sure your schedule is cleared, and do not miss their call.
2. Limit Distractions
It is exceedingly important that you have someplace quiet to talk. If you live with roommates, let them know that you are expecting a call, so they do not disturb you when you are interviewing. Of course, it is also vital that your cell phone is charged and that you have reliable signal.
3. Be Heard
Make sure that you speak loud enough for the recruiter to hear you. You might want to think about having a water bottle close by so that you can keep your voice nice and loud throughout the entire phone call.
4. Be Confident
Because it is a phone interview, they cannot see you. Therefore, it is essential that your passion and excitement for the job comes across to them during the conversation. The best way to do this is to show them that you are prepared. Research the company and think of how you could benefit them if you got the job. Why do you want to work for their company? What do you bring to the table? How are you qualified for the position? Make sure you have prepared answers for these questions and more. It is equally important that you have a couple of questions for them as well.
It doesn’t stop there! Click here for the final two tips to closing a great phone interview!
Good luck!

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