8 Tips for Cracking a Phone Interview
Telephone interviews are more in vogue these days for a number of reasons. Employers want to cut costs involved in traveling, reduce the amount of time and also choose the right candidate from a huge pool of applicants. The interview can be from a HR agency or directly from the company. Wherever it comes from, it is your chance to make a first impression and your chance to move up to further interviews. It is therefore very important to say the right things in a phone interview and here a few tips to take that call and crack the interview.
1. Be prepared
It is important to be prepared before you take the phone call. Learn more about the company and the job profile. Even if the interviews won’t be as detailed, it is important that you know and equally important that you let them know what you are applying for and why you would be suitable for it.
2. Know your resume well
Go through your resume before the interview or keep it handy when you are on the phone, as interviewers are bound to ask questions about your resume to clear their doubts, know more about your qualifications or recheck the information.
3. Voice modulation
Just as being presentable and dressing right is important for a normal interview, it is important that you have a strong and even voice throughout the interview. Remember that your voice will give away your emotions, so if you don’t know an answer, don’t panic but tell them calmly that you don’t know. This is an equally important stage in the interview process, so show respect.
4. Ask for and remember the name of your interviewer
In case you haven’t heard it clearly or if your interviewer hasn’t told you yet, ask for the name and designation and refer to them by their name throughout the interview.