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Tips for Telephonic Interview

Purpose of Telephonic Interview: Telephonic Interview is a tool for the employers to narrow down the pool of applicants who will be invited for Face to Face interview. It is also used to cut down their cost for outstation candidates. It is an effective method to measure candidate’s communication and listening skills. Remember your voice can tell many things about you.

Way to success for Telephonic Interviews.

  1. Prepare the way as you are giving your regular interview where you need to compile your strength and weaknesses.
  2. Go to the washroom before the interview incase the interview last longer then expected.
  3. Keep your resume in front of you as the interviewer will start questions first related to what you have done and currently doing.
  4. Keep plain paper and pencil/pen handy to take notes of important discussions. Also have a glass of water handy to wet your throat.
  5. If you are using your hand set make sure it is appropriately charged and in full network range.
  6. Make sure the surrounding is quite and does't contain Noise Pollution.
  7. Be prepared to give a 2 to 3 minutes positive summary of your professional career.
  8. Read your resume thoroughly to explain your professional or project experience.
  9. Be enthusiastic. Speak confidently, slowly and clearly.
  10. Be Sincere, if you do not understand the question ask the interviewer to repeat the question.
  11. Make sure you do not have any other appointment close to the interview, incase the interviewer need more time.
  12. Value the interview time to convey that you value and respect the interview appointment.
  13. Turn off call waiting on your phone.
  14. Keep your body and mind calm.
  15. Try to give short answers.
  16. Keep on smiling during the interview as it will project a positive image to the listener and change the tone of your voice.
  17. If you are not in a position to take the interview at the given time, Apologies to the interviewer and ask for a reschedule.
  18. Don’t interrupt the interviewer. Listening skills is a crucial component during the interview process.
  19. If you do not know the answer of any question, be frank and admit it and offer the interviewer that you will do more research on the subject for the answer. Do not try to prove that your answer is right or lie to the interviewer. Trying to cover up will only make things worse.
  20. Take all the details of the Job from the interviewer like Client location, Project Details, etc.
  21. At the end of the interview ask the interviewers on where does you stand and what would be the next step. Remember to say ‘Thank You’ for the time given.