Like all other interviews telephone interview often takes place during the initial stages of the job interview process. Most recruiters use this method of interview usually for shortlisting candidates, and others see this as an opportunity to get to know more about the candidates who are applying to work for them.
A telephone interview is an effective method for a company to screen many candidates quickly and cost-effectively; it requires less resource and time investment compared to Face-to-face meeting.
So without further adieu, let us explore a few do’s and don’t for the entire phone interview.
1. Just like a F2F interview, start by considering aspects specifically like: the size of the company, how it’s divided up, their target market and customers, their products & the channels of distribution and their main competitors & rivals – as well as any recent developments or plans within the company or any event which the company recently organised. Best place to start is the company’s website, but also be very observant of the news article, as they usually mention plans for growth and expansion.
2. Jot down the critical question you want to ask the interviewer. Unlike other interviews, a phone interview is a perfect opportunity to find out more about the role you have applied for, the organisation culture and anything you think is essential to ask. Also, keep a pen and paper in one hand for note-taking and CV in another, as the interviewer may start the interview by asking questions about your previous work experience. It’s also an excellent way to ease into the call while allowing them to find out how communicative you are.
3. Listening is a certain essential elements of the interview. Carefully listen to all the questions, and make a note of anything that seems relevant, just in case they refer to it later.
1. Make sure you treat it different from face to face interview. Since you don’t have to dress professionally as its obvious, the interviewer can’t see you, but it’s harder to feel- therefore sound professional.
2. To avoid irritating the interviewer when asked question always takes a gap. Not only will it give you time for rational response, but it also means you don’t speak over the person you want to impress. However, remember there is a difference between a civil pause and an awkward silence.
3. Pick a quiet surrounding and make sure you 3.are away from loud noises, as they can distract you from listening to what the interviewer is asking.
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