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7 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Phone Interview

June 27, 2019

Are you a working professional or a recent graduate curious about the next steps when applying to a new job? If so, you may be wondering about the best way to prepare for a phone screen or onsite interview. The key is preparation, and in this series, we will set you up for success during all stages of the hiring process and interview preparation.

We are all curious about the secret to acing that first job interview as it sets us up for success in the next stages. No worries, we’ve got you covered! Here are the best tips to help you ace that phone interview.

1.Confirm Your Scheduled Phone Screen

Once you have confirmed a set date and time for your phone interview, make sure you mark your calendar to remind you prior to your scheduled interview.

2. Be On Time

Effective time management is everything. Set a reminder on your phone 15 to 30 minutes in advance so you are well prepared for that phone call. Being on time also shows your dedication to the job opportunity and hiring managers recognize this as a good sign. If the interviewer never calls or you don’t hear a response, send a follow-up email to the interviewer politely remind them to call or ask to reschedule.

3. Check Your Cellular And Internet Connection

Avoid any technical issues during the interview by checking your cellular and internet connection in advance. We recommend making sure your device is fully charged in case your phone screen runs overtime.

4. Find A Quiet Environment

Establishing a quiet environment is essential for your call to run smoothly and for your success! This includes reducing background noise and making sure you will not be disturbed. Go to a quiet room in your house where loud noises like construction, dogs barking, and people talking won’t be overheard during the interview.

5. Do Your Research

Use all of the available resources that you can get to conduct research on the company.  Maybe your friends or current LinkedIn network has worked or currently works at the company. Reach out to them for career advice and feedback on their experience at the organization.

Before starting a phone interview with your interviewer, you should do research on the following:

Preparation is key! Conducting company research and beforehand will allow you to prepare your questions and provide you with a better understanding of the company as a whole. Remember, you are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. Select 3-5 great interview questions sure to make an impression during your next phone screen. See our full list of interview questions to get you started.

6. Update Your Resume

Updating your current resume to reflect your recent work experience is a must for any career professional. Think of your professional resume as an outline for your phone screen, start with the most recent experience first and then top skills and past experience. You will also be prepared for any specific questions regarding your employment history.

7. Prepare A Basic Outline

Reduce nerves and increase your response time by preparing a basic interview outline. For most, your resume also acts as a guide during the interview process. It helps to pinpoint key topic areas such as your education, work experience, top skills and any questions you have about the company.

Besides the summary of your resume, interviewers are also looking for candidates with a unique story, background, and thought process. Usually, they expect you to mention skills and even scenarios that aren’t listed on your resume.  This allows the interviewer to get a feel of your personality and to see if you are a good fit for their company and work environment.

Congratulations, you are ready for that phone interview and we wish you success.

If you are a job seeker looking for a new career opportunity reach out to one of our experienced recruiters today! At Comrise staffing services, we help our candidates to find their dream job and provide the right experts for the job. Success starts here.

Click below for more interview tips articles:
1. 6 Ways To Prepare For Your In-Person Interview
2. 5 Things To Do After The Interview
3. 4 Things To Do After You Got The Job Offer

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