3 Tips to Prepare for a Phone Interview

Phone Interview

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Phone interviews happen when someone sees your resume and wants to learn more about your work. Their purpose is to qualify you, to find out if you have the skills to do the job so that you can move on to a face-to-face interview.

When preparing for a phone interview, bear these tips in mind.

  • Don’t over-complicate your responses. The person interviewing you most likely will not know the job as well as you or the hiring manager. Simplify your communication about how you go about your work.
  • Use stories to show how you accomplished things.
  • Focus on a checklist of skills from the job description, since the interviewer is trying to put a check next to each of them. The more you have, the better your chances of moving on to the next step.

Your job here is to communicate that you have the skills and can do the work in a way that a lay person can understand.

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