Harshi,      Oct 25 2017 10:00AM

Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

Many times the first step in the interview process will be the initial phone interview.  The following tips are meant to help you make the very most out of your phone interview and leave a lasting impression!

Begin by taking a shower and be dressed as if you were attending an in-person interview.  Studies show that you will be more talkative and personable when you are confident in your appearance.

  • Always be sure that you are in a quiet, comfortable surrounding, without distractions.  You want to be free to speak openly and be sure that you can focus all of your attention on the matter at hand.
  • Have a copy of your resume in front of you.  You want to be ready when the interviewer refers to the resume or asks abt previous experience, etc.
  • Take some time before the interview to prepare for the call.  You want to be familiar with the company, research their website/social media pages, and have well thought out questions  prepared.
  • Know who you will be speaking with and what their title is.
  • Use your Power Phone Skills!!  This means to focus on speaking slowly, clearly, and be sure to use correct grammer– this is all the interviewer has to go on, so you must make a great impression!  Try sitting upright, as if you were in the actual interview.  Take your time, it is better to think about each answer rather than blurting out a quick response.
  • Be clear and concise.  You want to be direct and to the point…so don’t ramble.  If you don’t know the answer to a question, do not fake it— just  be honest.
  • Do not chew gum during the interview!  It is okay to have a glass of water close by, but don’t make it an interruption.
I hope these tips help you to ace the phone interview and give you a boost of confidence!!  Be sure to always follow up and know what the next step will be in the interview process!  Good Luck!
Leigh Morse

Synergy America, Inc.

Account Executive/Social Media Coordinator