The first communication in most job processes is almost always a phone interview.  Companies use it as a cost and time saving method to narrow down potential candidates to the real contenders. This is the time to set the tone for future interviews with a great first impression. Follow these tips to a successful interview…telephone

1. Prepare the same way you would an in-person interview.

2. Take notes during the interview

3. Have a copy of the job description- this will help formulate questions (have those questions prepared and written down)

4. Do your research- look up the company, mission statement, etc…

5. Have a copy of your resume in front of you

6. Make sure you are in a location that is quiet, with good reception, and allows you to speak freely.

7. Answer the phone professionally



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