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2 TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS : Telephone Interviews are very popular in modern fast work culture. Telephone interviews are often conducted by employers in the initial interview round of the hiring process, this type of interview allows an employer to screen candidates on the candidates experience, qualifications, and salary expectations pertaining to the position and the company. The telephone interview saves the employers' time and eliminates candidates that are unlikely to meet the company’s expectations.

3 TELEPHONE INTERVIEW DO'S AND DON'TS A Create a checklist: have a copy of your resume in clear view, so you don't have to remember what you did when. B Research the job and the company: Take some time to research the job and the company. C Prepare for phone interview questions: Review answers to typical phone interview questions and think about how you're going to respond. D Use a land line: Unless your cell phone service is 100% all the time, use a land line instead of a cell phone. That way you won't have to worry about dropped calls and getting disconnected. E Turn off call waiting: If you have call waiting turn it off. The beep of an incoming call is distracting and can make you lose your focus.

4 TELEPHONE INTERVIEW DO'S AND DON'TS A. Get rid of the distractions: Interview in a private quiet space. B. Take notes: It's hard to remember what you discussed after the fact, so take brief notes during the interview. C. Pay attention to body language: Focus on the interviewer, smile, and think positive. You'll make a better impression. D. Have questions to ask the interviewer ready: Be prepared to respond when the interview asks whether you have any questions for him or her. Review these questions to ask the interviewer and have a few ready in advance. E. Follow up after the phone interview: Ask for the interviewer's email address, if you don't already have it. Send out an email thank you note immediately, thanking the interviewer and reiterating your interest in the job. Use your thank you note as a way, as well, to provide information on anything regarding your qualifications you didn't get a chance to mention during the phone interview.

5 Hiring managers don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time, money and energy interviewing every potential candidate face-to-face. So most of them fall back on the practical: phone interviews. Do well with the phone interview, and the hiring manager will probably decide you’re worth that extra effort of an in-person meeting. Do a poor job, and you’re out.

6 How to answer common phone interview questions Q. Tell me about yourself. Interviewers often lead with this question, and no, it isn’t an ice breaker to try to make you feel more comfortable. Keep personal information out of your answer and start selling yourself for the job. Start with your education, hit a few highlights from your experience, and always keep in mind the job description. A. "I'm a seasoned Retail Manager strong in developing training programs and loss prevention techniques that have resulted in revenue savings of over $2.3Million for (employer's name) during the past 11 years."

7 2. Why did you apply for this job? The interviewer wants to gauge your level of interest. (Talk about how you meet their qualifications and exceed them in some way. ) A. “This job is a great fit for me. My skills and background in XYZ mean that I’d be successful in this role, which would benefit us both.” 3. Why do you want to leave your current job? Or Why did you leave your last job? All the company wants to know are the reasons why you’re unemployed or looking for different work. Keep it positive and clear that you’re running to this job, not from your old one. A. “While I enjoy the work environment at my current job, I feel that my role isn’t challenging enough. I’m looking for an opportunity to better use my skills. I believe that the position of [mention position] at [company name] will allow me to do this.”

8 4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? ( employers might question how motivated you are to carry out those duties. And concerns about how long you will want to stay at the job.) A. "Within 5 years I would like to be recognized as an expert in terms of product knowledge, have developed very close relationships with clients, have significantly expanded the client base in my region and perhaps have been assigned some major national clients.“ 5. Why should we invite you for an on-site interview? This is another version of: Why should we hire you? Your answer could be something like this: A “I really believe that I can contribute to the success of [company] and that my personal skills and values match [position] perfectly. When we meet in person, I think you’ll clearly see that I’m a good fit for the company.”

9 Subject Line: Thank You - Marketing Assistant Interview Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name: I appreciate having the opportunity to speak with you today about the marketing assistant position at the ABCD company. The job seems to be a perfect match for my abilities and interests. In addition to my enthusiasm, I will bring to the position strong communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to encourage others to work cooperatively with the department. I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I look forward to having the opportunity to meeting you in person and hope to hear from you soon. Again, thank you very much for your time and for your consideration. Best Regards, Your Name Email Address Address & Phone Number


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