Knobull Provides Phone Interview Tips To Help Job Hunters Get Hired

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BOSTON - BostonChron -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull reported, "Many companies use a phone screen with a recruiter as the initial step in the hiring process. Phone interviews are just as important as in-person interviews, so preparing for them can influence your success. To start your preparation, review the company's website, social media and recent activity to learn more about its values, goals and company culture."

Understanding what the employer is looking for in an employee and what your responsibilities will be can help you tailor your answers to various interview questions. Research the average salary in your industry when considering what you'd like to get paid, but be reasonable.

Be attentive, ask insightful questions and engage with the interviewer. Make sure you're listening to every word, and follow-up with questions that show you were actively listening to what they were saying. It's important to be professional and eloquent in your tone and answers. Even though you'll be speaking over the phone, smiling during your interview can promote a positive tone in your voice.

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Research common interview questions so you know what you might be expected to answer. Many interview questions fall into the same categories—adaptability, leadership, collaboration, culture fit, prioritization and development. Determining the questions they might ask can help you gain confidence since you'll know what to expect.

After researching common interview questions, consider how you'll answer each. Maintain a friendly yet professional tone rather than sounding rehearsed. As it's common to exchange pleasantries at the beginning of the call, you may consider preparing something topical (weather, upcoming event, etc.) to discuss.

Interviewers want to know you're interested in the position you're applying for. Display your interest by asking insightful questions during and at the end of the interview. Make sure you don't ask too many questions during the meeting.

Bentley concluded, "When you're better prepared for your interview, you're more likely to have a favorable outcome. Regardless of what happens, preparing and having a phone interview is a great learning experience for future interviews of the same nature."

Source: Knobull
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