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4 Ways to Succeed in a Phone Interview

February 20, 2024 | by Télé-Ressources

On woman on the phone performing a job interviewTo stand out and make a positive impression, it’s essential to approach a phone interview with the same level of preparation and professionalism as an in-person meeting. Below, we’ve outline four key strategies to increase your chances of moving forward in the hiring process.

Have Total Concentration

During a phone interview, it’s crucial to eliminate distractions and give the conversation your undivided attention. Select a quiet, well-lit space where you won’t be interrupted. Turn off notifications on your phone and close any unnecessary tabs or applications on your computer.

Present a Clear Story

Prepare concise yet detailed responses to common interview questions, focusing on key achievements and experiences that demonstrate your qualifications for the role. Keep a copy of your CV in front of you during the interview in case you need to quickly refer to something. Showcase your skills and highlight how you can contribute to the company’s success. Remember, brevity is important, so aim to provide well-rounded answers without over-explaining.

Be Confident in Yourself

Speak clearly and with a steady tone to convey confidence. Avoid rushed speech or nervous laughter. Remember, the interviewer has chosen to speak with you, and is interested in learning more about you and your potential fit for the role. Believe in yourself and your capabilities, and let that confidence shine through in your responses.

Demonstrate Your Interest

Do your research beforehand, familiarizing yourself with the company’s mission, values, and recent accomplishments. Ask insightful questions about the role and the team, demonstrating your eagerness to learn more. Express gratitude for the opportunity to be interviewed, reinforcing your enthusiasm for the position.