3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips

Career Realism

3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips. Phone interviews are so important—they are your gateway to get to the face-to-face. Companies really try to screen candidates out with these interviews, because they need to narrow down their list to bring on site.

4 Ideal Questions To Ask In A Phone Interview

Career Realism

4 Ideal Questions To Ask In A Phone Interview. In every interview it’s important to ask questions—that includes phone interviews. Related: 3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips. You can find out what the interviewer really cares about.

Ways To Ruin Your Phone Interview

Jobacle

In the grand scheme of your job search, a phone interview might not feel like something worth preparing for -- but this just isn’t the case. Here are six ways to blow your next phone interview: 1. Interview Help phone interview advice phone interview tips

Phone Interviews: How To Put Your Best Voice Forward

Career Realism

Phone Interviews: How To Put Your Best Voice Forward. Today, more and more employers are conducting phone interviews before inviting job candidates to an in-person meeting. Phone interviews make it easier to screen a candidates.

How To Ace A Phone Interview

Career Realism

What’s the biggest obstacle to getting a job interview? The phone interview. Related: How To Answer 5 Important Phone Interview Questions. They are looking for reasons to weed you out of the list to get to a few good candidates.

Tips for Acing Your Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Though preparing for a phone interview may not be as involved as preparing for an in-person meeting, you should still do what you can to ensure that the interview goes smoothly. Before you can ace the phone interview, you need to understand why it exists.

Ace That Phone Interview!

Career Alley

Presenting yourself well in a phone interview is deceptively difficult. If you thrive on using body language and a charming smile to make a strong impression in interviews, the phone can nullify your best features and knock you back on your heels.

5 Secrets for a Great Phone Interview

Blogging4jobs

Telephone interviews are popular for a first screening interview. Many companies choose this method for first interviews for prospective interns. Arranging for candidates to fly or drive in is expensive and can be time-consuming for everyone.

5 Success Secrets for Better Phone Interviews

Careers Done Write

Nearly all senior- and executive-level jobs today require a phone interview as a preliminary step in the hiring process. While phone interviews can be a huge time saver for both employers and candidates alike, they also present their share of challenges. Without the benefit of visual communication, there is no way to read the body language of your interviewer. Do not participate in a phone interview via your cellular telephone.

How To Ace Phone Interviews in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Most executive job seekers can expect to do some job interviews via phone. According to Susan Adams in her Forbes article on phone interviews , more than half of executive recruiters and hiring managers do initial interviews on the phone.

How to ace a phone interview

Professional Resume Services

More and more of my clients are telling me that their first interview is a phone interview. Today, it is common to participate in a phone interview as a first step. Phone interviews are designed to weed out candidates who are not a good fit for the company, in spite of their qualifications. Taking the

6 Tips To Ace Your Phone Interview

Career Realism

If your resume has made it into the ‘YES’ pile , then the first thing a company will do is a phone screening. The purpose of this is to test your communication skills and do a quick check of your skills and experience to determine whether to bring you into for an interview.

Top 3 Tips for Phone Interviews

Career Realism

More and more companies are relying on phone screens, or phone interviews , as a preliminary gauge of whether or not a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of phone interviews: 1.

What to Do on a Phone Interview

Career Realism

Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview. How are phone interviews similar or different to an in-person interview? What is the purpose of a phone interview ? Sell the interviewer.

Phone Interviews: How To Put Your Best Voice Forward

Career Realism

Today, more and more employers are conducting phone interviews before inviting job candidates to an in-person meeting. With more applicants available for each opening, employers do not have the time to invest in a meeting for every candidate that simply looks good on paper.

I don’t want to be friends with my coworker, surprise phone interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

Calling candidates without warning for surprise phone interviews. As part of the interview process, the hiring manager cold calls applicants who have sent in cover letters and resumes. (It It does not say in the job posting that the phone interviews will be unscheduled.) Most people who are called don’t answer, and the manager leaves a voicemail message, so some get in contact later on to schedule an interview. It’s five answers to five questions.

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why do employers do preliminary phone interviews?

Ask A Manager

Since employers usually have far more qualified job applicants than they can realistically interview, they often use preliminary phone interviews to screen candidates and narrow down their pool before bringing finalists in to talk in-person. But what are employers really looking for in these phone screens? News & World Report today, I talk about why employers do phone interviews. phone interviews

Phone Interviews: How to Put Your Best Voice Forward

Career Realism

More employers are first resorting to a phone interview before inviting a job candidate to an in-person meeting. Interviewing advice blog career interview job management phone searchHas this happened to you? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com.

How to Do a Great Phone Interview

Water Cooler Wisdom

The phone interview is typically overlooked because managers want to move straight to the in-person interview.    However, you can learn a lot from a 15 minute phone call, enough perhaps to save yourself the trouble of entertaining an unsuitable applicant for an hour or two at your office. The purpose of a phone screening is to determine if a candidate has the basic qualifications so that you can make an educated decision regarding an in-person interview

is “use a land line” outdated advice for phone interviews?

Ask A Manager

Somehow, yesterday’s post about giving feedback to your interviewer has turned into a debate in the comments on whether it’s reasonable to advise candidates to use a land line for phone interviews. In the past, I’ve been a firm advocate for using a land line when you’re doing a phone interview. Practically speaking, if you only have a cell phone, I’m not sure what your options would be. phone interviews

5 Phone Interview Mistakes You’re Making & How to Avoid Them

Career Rocketeer

The phone interview is an important step in the hiring process—and not something to be blown off or overlooked just because it’s less formal than an in-person interview. Mistake #2: Using a cell phone instead of a landline. Arrive on the phone as prepared as possible.

The Secret To Successful Candidate Feedback

The Undercover Recruiter

Forgetting to give candidate feedback is one of the most common mistakes made in the recruitment industry , more often than not it’s not even considered a mistake. Those who didn’t make it to interview deserve recognition for the time they invested preparing their cover letter and CV.

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9 Quick Tips for a Great Phone Interview

Boomers Next Step

For years, professionals have been instructed in innumerable and nuanced strategies for effective face-to-face interviews. However, in a bid to save time and money, many employers now utilize phone interviews to screen candidates before bringing them in for in-person interviews. Interviewing career interview resumeEverything from body language to the kind of clothes to wear has been stressed.

employees sleeping at work during snow storm, recruiter sexually harassed me on a phone interview, and more

Ask A Manager

Recruiter sexually harassed me on a phone interview. You can frame it as “I thought I should report it to you since I’m sure that you don’t want someone representing your company sexually harassing candidates. Recruiter sent me LinkedIn profiles of my interviewer — what am I supposed to do with them? As part of my phone interview prep, a recruiter sent me the LinkedIn links of the the three people I will be talking to. It’s five answers to five questions.

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employer keeps rescheduling our phone interview – should I even bother?

Ask A Manager

For the second time in two weeks, I’ve had my phone interview cancelled by the employer, just hours before the interview time. This is after twice staying up to “study” and getting bad sleep due to nerves, and also scheduling child care for my baby during the interview. As for whether you should take this as a sign that you don’t want to work there: Is the interviewer the hiring manager or someone else, like a screener in HR?

can I recover from a bad phone interview, a recruiter changed my resume, and more

Ask A Manager

Can I recover from a bad phone interview? I had a phone interview with a nonprofit group that did not go as well as planned. After sending a nice thank-you to the office coordinator who set up the interview, I still keep going over all the mistakes I made. Ultimately, you really just get one shot at the apple in most interviewing situations and you can’t generally ask for a re-do. Do I go through with the interview?

5 Phone Interview Questions You Will Be Asked (And Tips on How to Answer Them)

Boomers Next Step

Hiring managers don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time, money and energy interviewing every potential candidate face-to-face. So most of them fall back on the practical: phone interviews. Do well with the phone interview, and the hiring manager will probably decide you’re worth that extra effort of an in-person meeting. Interviewing career interview jobs

I thought my in-person interview was a phone interview, wearing the same dress as a senior colleague, and more

Ask A Manager

I thought my in-person interview was a phone interview. I scheduled a phone interview for today (I thought) and waited the recommended 15 minutes for the interviewer to call me. As I was calling her, I received an email asking where I was, since she had expected me at noon, or “did you think this was a phone interview?” ” I simply apologized again and we scheduled another interview for next week.

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???? Why You Should NOT Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call, Stupid

JobMob

Even today, when you can communicate via so many media such as email, SMSes, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger and any other applications, the only way to actually get the job is to talk to someone on the phone at some point and then meet them. Take their name, company, phone number.

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helping someone get better at thinking on her feet, did I bomb my phone interview, and more

Ask A Manager

I work at a startup in a customer service-related role and am often on the phone with customers that need assistance getting their data into a format that works within our parameters. At the moment, the biggest thing we need to work on is that she can sometimes freeze up when on the phone with customers when they ask questions she doesn’t know how to answer. Did I ruin my chances in this phone interview? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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should I tell my employer if I file for bankruptcy, using speaker phone during a phone interview, and more

Ask A Manager

As for the phone situation, you definitely aren’t expected to use your work number on your resume; in fact, that would reflect poorly on you if you did, since you shouldn’t be using your employer’s resources for job hunting. This is how it worked in the days before cell phones, after all; people received messages and called people back. Can I ask to put my phone interviewer on speaker phone so I can take notes?

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how can I convince my boss I don’t speak Spanish, bad connections on phone interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

What’s the etiquette of asking to extend interview travel? I recently had a phone interview for a job across the country, and at the end, the interviewer mentioned he’d be asking HR to get in touch with me to arrange for an in-person interview. When you have a bad connection on a phone interview. My husband had a phone interview a few days ago. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

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What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates?

Career Realism

What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates? Some organizations, attempting to deal with shortages of candidates and much needed skills, are implementing “fast track” hiring. But because it’s now an emerging trend, it’s important to examine the implications for candidates.

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Recruiters: Don’t Assume Candidates Are Drinking Your Kool-Aid

Blogging4jobs

A three hour phone interview in the middle of the work day? Alas, the best recruiters know that “they have to be respectful of their candidates’ time,” Zeller shared. I was once invited to interview with a large electronics company and spent seven hours meeting nine people.

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Quiet candidates, colorful resumes, and asshole house centipedes

Corn on the Job

Things that are currently on my shit list… Quiet Candidates When I call you for a phone screen, I need to hear you clearly. Don’t call me from your weak ass cell phone that dips in and out of service.

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if you aren’t screening job candidates by phone, you must start now

Ask A Manager

I’ve been asked a few times recently if it’s really worth spending the time on phone interviews before bringing job candidates in for in-person interviews, and the answer is a loud, ear-splitting YES. Phone interviews are a massive time saver for you and for job candidates, because you can quickly eliminate people who aren’t right in a 15-20-minute conversation rather than investing an hour in an in-person conversation.

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What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates?

Career Realism

Some organizations, attempting to deal with shortages of candidates and much needed skills, are implementing “fast track” hiring. But because it’s now an emerging trend, it’s important to examine the implications for candidates. The post What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates?

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The Candidate Experience of the Future #thecandidate

Blogging4jobs

It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . Interviewed by your phone.

How to Optimize Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process

Blogging4jobs

Improve Your Candidate Screening & Hiring Process. Hiring quality candidates is a place where art meets science. Companies must streamline their hiring processes for consistency and uniformity to help lower turnover and hiring costs while ensuring they select the best candidates.

Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call

JobMob

Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews. Most likely, you have applied for a few jobs and after a while the calls all sound the same which makes it harder to answer any of their phone questions. Take their name, company, phone number.

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