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    Just after some advice from more experienced hubbers.

    I'm relocating next month and have applied for a similar position to mine at a similar facility.

    The manager just called to arrange an interview, first asking if I could come down for it and then changing her mind and asking to arrange a phone interview for Monday. That's fine, all organised.

    I've never had a phone interview though!
    Does anyone have any tips? Does it differ from a standard interview much?


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    I've done a few as an interviewer and I'll make a couple of suggestions.

    - speak slowly, don't rush
    - make sure the line is a good one. If you can't hear properly, whatever you do, don't just keep quiet about it. Say something!
    - check they can hear you ok.
    - remove distractions from around you if you're likely to pick things up if you get nervous. I had someone do a phone interview and they were clicking a pen constantly and it was really off putting.
    - smile when you're doing any small talk. They'll hear it in your voice!
    - like any interview, don't be afraid to ask them to repeat a question if you need.

    Good luck!

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    All the above points are good ones, especially about the phone line. Use a landline if possible.

    For the couple of phone interviews I've had, I dressed as if I was going to a regular face-to-face interview. I know it sounds silly and it certainly didn't make a difference to them, but I found that it put me in the right headspace. Also, make sure you've got paper copies of all important documents (resume etc) - you don't want to be relying on a computer, which may stop working at a crucial moment!


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