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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10-12-2014 15:42 #1
10-12-2014 16:09 #2
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.
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11-12-2014 12:00 #3
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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