The telephone interview undoubtedly demands least preparation. This acts like a tool for the hiring manager to judge whether you are a serious candidate or not. The questions asked during telephonic round are usually related to general skills and competence.
Here are some tips & tricks to ace a telephonic interview.
Interviews give stress to all of us and phone interview is not an exception. This one also requires preparation. Make sure you know about the recruiter in detail. Moreover, carefully read the job description. You can also pen down questions that are likely to ask by the interviewer, such as ‘why you want to join our company’, ‘tell me about yourself’, and so forth.
Another benefit of telephonic interview is you can make notes and use them. Keep a copy of your resume. Write down the answers of questions related to your personal and professional background. The small notes will help you a lot at the time of interview.
Before receiving call, take a few deep breaths and smile…This will boost your confidence and it will ultimately show in your voice. Speak in a clear way and try to keep the pace normal. If you get stuck in a difficult question, take some time. Think over the question and answer it after a few seconds. If you are not able to understand a question, ask it again without any hesitation.
Address the interviewer as Mr., Mrs. or Miss. Don’t talk too much as it will leave a bad impression. Try to be concise as nobody has the time to listen your endless talks. Moreover, don’t ask questions related to salary or appraisal until you get the final offer.
Cut Out All Disruptions
This one plays a vital role. Make sure from your end that you are free from all sorts of distractions. Find a peaceful space where you are not going to be disrupted by colleagues, family, friends or even pet, if you have at your home. Remember, your interviewer can’t see, but he/she can hear you.
Now remember these tips and give your best on the big day.