Telephone Job Interview

By: Jimmy Sweeney

Author of the brand new "Job Interview Secret"

Telephone Job Interview Secrets

If you have been scheduled for a telephone interview, congratulations. That means that your resume did not get thrown into the trash can, either literally or electronically. You are, technically, still a candidate for the job. However, unless the position is a virtual one or the interviewer you need to speak to is distant from you, be aware that you are not exactly the most valuable candidate on their list. Thatís because for most positions, a face-to-face interview is necessary before a hire can even be considered. This means that when a resume that really grabs the interviewer shows up, their first words are typically ďletís get this person in here for an interview.Ē Phone job interviews typically mean that the interviewer is on the fence about you. If you do well on the phone interview, the next step is a face-to-face interview. If not, then he or she hasnít wasted that much time on you.

Knowing that, you should take your telephone job interview as seriously as possible. For whatever reason, the interviewers arenít particularly impressed with your resume and youíve got to win an uphill battle to get into that office and get that job. The first thing that you should do is start researching the job as intently as you can. By the time the phone interview starts, you should ideally know as much about the target job as you do your own current job. That way, just like your current job, you can hit all the right notes in your phone interview, and emphasize all the skills, attributes and accomplishments that you know the target company will appreciate. At the very least, your research should give you a clear and complete picture of what the job does on a daily basis, what results the target company expects, and what attributes the target company values the most.

More Telephone Job Interview Advice

Use that information you have gathered to shape the answers you give in your telephone job interview. That doesnít mean to lie and make up experience that you believe will impress the interviewer. That means that you take the history, experience and stories from your job history so far and use them as evidence that you fit the profile of the ideal candidate. A great way to do this is to turn your job and personal experience into very short stories and examples that dramatize the elements of interest to the interviewer. Each of these stories should have situation, describe actions you took and list the results that you achieved.

As you tell these stories and examples in your telephone job interview, you can make your research pay off again in a big way. Shape your situation, actions and results so that they match or mirror the situation, actions and results that you learned about in the target job. As you do this, the interviewer will start to believe that he is hearing an interview with someone who is already working at and successful at the target position. This gives him or her a great deal of confidence that you are able to do the job, and should be brought into the office for an in person interview as soon as possible. Repeat the process in the interview, and the job is very likely to be yours as a result.

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