More and more employers are doing preliminary interviews over the phone. This differs from face to face interviews in many aspects. One major aspect is body language and facial clues. On the phone a person is harder to read and therefore harder to adjust your responses. The questions arises: How do you master a phone interview? This infographic gives ten tips on how to better prepare yourself for a phone interview.
Some of the tips are common sense but are still needed to be practiced. One of the major ones is to do your homework and research the company. Employers liked it when an interviewee has knowledge of the company and of the position they are applying. Another tip is to charge your phone and find a quiet place. It would be bad if the phone call is dropped or you cannot hear the questions being asked. Another tip is do not ramble with your answers, be clear and concise. The interviewer does not want hear your life story but a succinct answer to their question.
Preparation is the key in doing interviews or the phone. I have one tip to include to the list and that is to have the tips in front of you during the interview. It is my way of assuring myself that I followed all of the tips and not forget any one.