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Phone Interview TipS

Prepare for a phone interview just as you would for a regular interview. Keep your resume in clear view, on the top of your desk. Have a short list of your accomplishments available to review.
  • Have a pen and paper handy for note taking.
  • Turn call-waiting off so your call isn't interrupted.
  • If the time isn't convenient, ask if you could talk at another time and suggest some alternatives.
  • Clear the room - evict the kids and the pets. Turn off the stereo and the TV. Close the door.
  • Unless you're sure your cell phone service is going to be perfect, consider using a landline rather than your cell phone to avoid a dropped call or static on the line.
  • Don't smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink.
  • Do keep a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth.
  • Speak slowly and enunciate clearly.
  • Use the person's title (Mr. or Ms. and their last name.) Only use a first name if they ask you to.
  • Don't interrupt the interviewer.
  • Take your time - it's perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to collect your thoughts.
  • Give short answers.
  • Remember your goal is to set-up a face-to-face interview. After you thank the interviewer ask if it would be possible to meet in person.

Before you start work on your resume, review free resume , cover letter and email template samples that fit a variety of employment situations.

These sample resumes and templates provide job seekers with examples of resume formats that will work for almost every job seeker.

Don't just copy a resume example that you like. Instead, choose your resume very carefully. Review resume examples, choose a type of resume that highlights your strengths and achievements, review what information to include in your resume, and review a typical resume format.

Remember, your resume needs to impress the hiring manager enough so you get the interview. That means it needs to be perfect.





Make sure you are dressed to the occasion. Dress too loud and you get considered as a show-off, dressed too shabby portrays you as being unprofessional. Bottom line is, Dress well, don't overdo it.

Know the exact time and location of your interview; know how long it takes to get there, park, find a rest room to freshen up, etc
Do your homework well ahead of your interview. Make sure you know how to get to the place of interview, where you can find parking, and how long it takes for you to be at the receptionist for the appointment. Don't reach too early or late. 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time is ideal.

Make sure you are courteous with everyone you meet, and greet. We all love an employee who respects everyone irrespective of their relevance to you or their positions in the organisational chart.

Greet the interviewer, handshake is essential. And make sure your hand shake is firm as this shows your confidence and you've already made the first impression here. Ask permission to have a seat and sit upright, do not slouch or act fidgety. Maintain eye-contact throughout your conversation.

Get the interviewers name correctly including the way it is pronounced. There's nothing more irritating that getting your name wrong.

The interviewer will tell you his full name, but try and stick to using Mr/Ms and the last name. If the interviewer asks you to call him by his/her first name, then make it a point that you do so.

Remember that the interviewer is talking only to you. So listen and grasp every word. Conceive what you want to say, construct your reply in your mind and then deliver your response. If you don't get what the interviewer is saying, ask him to excuse you for not hearing it right.

Ask questions. Clarify doubts. It's better to ask your way twice, than to lose your way once.

Honesty is the best policy. We can make up stories and accolades to get into the job you want. But you may not survive the test. This will make you and your employer unhappy. This causes pink-slips and other unwanted events. Be honest, say nothing but the truth. Back up with examples wherever necessary.

Appear for an interview only if you are seriously interested for the job. Your intent to take up the job shows up in your attitude and this can be sensed by the interviewer. Now you know why you never clear the interviews that you don't give your 100% in.

If you are prepared for the interview, you will know more than what the interviewer tells you about the organisation. This created a good impression and shows your interest in the organisation and it's working style.

Once you are through with the interview, no matter how you think it went, stand up gracefully, offer a firm hand shake and exit the room.

Remember that your interview begins right from the moment you enter the premise to the time you exit. So conduct yourself with poise and professionalism throughout.


Excuses are the nails to failure. Blaming your old colleagues or bosses or even companies will only speak bad about you. Take responsibilities for your failures and highlight what you have learnt from your previous failures. This shows you as a go-getter and your positive attitude.
Don't give the impression that you are only interested in an organization because of its geographic location, salary etc. It's always the value the organisation adds to your resume that should entice you to join them.
We understand a job search can be extremely frustrating and tiring at the same time. The company doesn't want to know that, nor do they care. If it does anything, it hampers your impression.
Don't make the interviewer guess what type of work you are interested in; it is not the interviewer's job to act as a career advisor to you.
Don't chew gum or smell like smoke.
Don't allow your cell phone to sound during the interview. (If it does, apologize quickly and ignore it.) Don't take a cell phone call. Don't look at a text message.
Don't take your parents, spouse, fiance, friends or enemies to an interview. If you are not grown up and independent enough to attend an interview alone, you're insufficiently grown up and independent for a job.

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