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.

interviewer missed two phone interviews, exposing tattoos to coworkers, and more

Ask A Manager

Interviewer missed our phone interview twice. I’m currently employed but am really miserable at my job, so I’ve been applying for several different types of positions, trying to make a change. I submitted a resume for an office manager position at a small nonprofit, and was contacted a couple of days later by the administration director to set up a phone interview for the next day (Friday) or Monday. Are our new break rules legal?

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Ask A Manager

Looking for a job? my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. You’ll learn things like: what hiring managers are looking for when they ask common interview questions. how to talk about sensitive issues when you interview — firings, bad bosses, and more.

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taking weeks off a new job to let a tattoo heal, our intern brings slime to work, and more

Ask A Manager

Can I take several weeks off from my new job to let a new tattoo heal? I was hired for a full-time, post-university job and I start in two weeks. When I start the job, I won’t have any vacation or time off for the first five months. Or is it too much to ask at a new job? I am sorry to tell you that you absolutely cannot ask for two to three weeks off from a new job to let a tattoo heal. It’s five answers to five questions.

2018 63

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Ask A Manager

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to get a new job, I’ve got some help for you… For the next few days, I’m offering a discount on. my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. 6 ways you might be sabotaging your job search.

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get a new job with this massive discount on the Ask a Manager job-searching bible

Ask A Manager

Looking for a job? my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. You’ll learn things like: what hiring managers are looking for when they ask common interview questions. how to talk about sensitive issues when you interview — firings, bad bosses, and more.

2016 57

getting sick your first week at a new job, I won’t work in an open office, and more

Ask A Manager

Getting sick your first week at a new job. I was dragging on Friday, but attributed it to a long week of meeting new people and getting used to my routine. And — either way — how do you go about taking a sick day (a day without pay, I’m assuming, since sick time hasn’t accrued) without it reflecting poorly on you as a new employee? I turned down a job offer because I didn’t want to be in an open office.

2016 57

I don’t have any work to do at my new job, awful resume feedback, and more

Ask A Manager

I don’t have any work to do at my new job. I am a recent graduate who has just started my first job. I don’t want to be too pushy, but I don’t want to be seen as ‘that lazy new employee’ either. I was called for a second interview but the job was reposted meanwhile. I interviewed for a position where I will be the manager of the same type of department I currently work in. What happened after this phone interview?

2015 60

someone who was rejected for my new job reached out to me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently went through 6 rounds of interview stages for a telecommute position. The stages included a resume and phone screening, a questionnaire, multiple phone interviews, and finally an in-person lunch. I enthusiastically updated my information on LinkedIn and sent out new contact information to those in my network. What are your feelings on job candidates that contact the selected candidate?

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Dicky Fox and the Recruiting Trenches

Workology

He made sure that I received the printed call log from the software embedded in our phones – keeping me honest about the number of cold calls I was making – but making him a freak micro-manager. He urged me to quit my other job and take up recruiting full time.

2013 139

I was asked to interview again after getting an offer, sticking it at out at a bad new job, and more

Ask A Manager

I thought I had an offer but now they want me to do another interview. I applied for a job. The first person had more related job experience, but she turned down their offer. Now today, after the conference call with his coworkers, he said I have to do a second interview and it will be a week away! I was unable to talk as I was with a current coworker and I just agreed to the interview a week away. Go to the second interview and see how it goes.

2015 60

The Job Counter Offer – “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Career Alley

The job market in technology is hot! Even if you aren’t looking for another job, you may be approached with another opportunity. Let’s say you really weren’t looking to make a move but you were polite on the phone, and next thing you know you’re curious about what you are hearing.

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my manager’s daughter’s wedding will separate men and women, job searching soon after starting a new job, and more

Ask A Manager

Is my employer’s new expense policy normal or legal? My job (professor) requires a lot of travel to conferences and other places, all on my own credit card and sometimes I can get it reimbursed. I’m so angry about it, I’m starting to look for another job; but thought I should find out whether this is common or not. I’m not sure I want to continue interviewing with this company. A day later, the founders asked to have a phone interview with me.

2014 59

When “You’re Fired” Happens For a Reason

Workology

You might recall that she struggled significantly and was very distraught over the loss of this very important job to her, to which she had been recently promoted. I directed her to a couple job board aggregators and assured her that we would be able to find something.

2012 118

giving a reference for an alcoholic friend who won’t talk to me, new job is pushing me to move up my start date, and more

Ask A Manager

They know I answer my phone professionally and with my title with the agency. She stopped responding to texts and phone calls, and the only way I knew she was still alive was because mutual friends informed me she was still showing up for work. I have tried to reserve my complaints because I’m relatively new and I don’t want to pull the “I have crappy circulation” card, either. New job is pressuring me to move up my start date.

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in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. Should I have brought it up with the interviewer today?

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Am I Too Fat to Get Hired?

Evil HR Lady

Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? If youre overweight, does it affect your chances of getting a new job? Whether it's fair or not, weight is becoming more important in interviews and hiring than ever before (not less) due to escalating health care costs.

2010 130

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) Posted in advice about your coworkers A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) do I have to be perfect to get a job?

2011 72

update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

Ask A Manager

Remember the woman who was afraid that her old employer was going to out her as transgender to a new prospective employer? I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! My new team is excellent! My only regret is waiting so long to leave my old job.

2011 64

Does the Post Interview Follow Up Really Matter?

Professional Resume Services

Writing an effective resume is just the beginning of getting the job. You’ve already spent your time writing an effective resume and have gone through the interview process with a potential employer. After the Interview.

my boss keeps drawing her blood in front of me — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my boss keeps drawing her blood in front of me January 12, 2011 A reader writes: I started a new job yesterday, and so far it seems to be going well. It’s our job to manage them. And if i lose my job over it, could i sue?

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Find A Job In Australia

RedStarResume

Or perhaps you’re an Australian job seeker trying to find a new job? No matter who you are, if you require a job in Australia this EBook is for you! The Ultimate Australian Job Search Handbook will give you all the tips that you require to find job success in Australia.

2013 130

One Solution to Conducting a Stealth Job Search–Go Mobile

Competitive Resumes

More and more job seekers need to conduct a stealth job search to stay at their current gig until they seize the next gig–on a mobile device. More than ever, your phone is capable of doing almost as much as your laptop or tablet does.

2016 130

Find A Job In Australia

RedStarResume

Are you currently seeking a job in Australia? Or perhaps you’re an Australian job seeker trying to find a new job? No matter who you are, if you require a job in Australia this EBook is for you! The Australian Job Market. Job Search Tactics.

2013 141

why won’t employers tell you why they rejected you?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently had a great phone interview for a position I was very excited about. Because the hiring manager was going to be out of the office for awhile, he was planning to interview some candidates that week and other candidates when he got back. I am of course disappointed but of all the interviews I’ve had over the past few years, this is the only non-canned rejection I’ve gotten.

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here’s a massive discount on the Ask a Manager job-searching bible

Ask A Manager

Looking for a job? my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. You’ll learn things like: what hiring managers are looking for when they ask common interview questions. how to talk about sensitive issues when you interview — firings, bad bosses, and more.

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how to look for a job when you’re already employed

Ask A Manager

Job-searching is hard enough under any circumstances, but doing it when you already have a job presents special challenges: How do you schedule interviews during the work day? Can you do a phone interview from your office? News & World Report today, I talk about how to look for a new job without jeopardizing your current one.

Not Quite Enough Experience?

Professional Resume Services

Your standard dream job description may require an average of three to five years of experience when you only have two years of experience. You may be surprised and get at least a phone interview. Arriving with some relevant training can also make starting a new job easier.

7 Things That May Surprise About The Job Search Process

Career Realism

Unless you've been really lucky, you've probably discovered this simple fact about the job search process: It's not easy. By the time you achieve the ultimate victory — earning your dream job — you're probably ready for a nap. There Are Many Ways To Find A Job via GIPHY Wow!

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WID Warrior: How Grant Successfully Changed Careers & Landed The Big Job

Career Realism

At Work It Daily, we love hearing when our members land their dream jobs and achieve career success. We're highlighting one of those warriors who recently landed a great job after going through Work It Daily's program. Getting An Interview, With A Catch.

2019 57

my boss stranded me without a hotel room, my boss believes fake news, and more

Ask A Manager

I started a new job in April. What do I say to a candidate who wants to know why we didn’t reschedule their phone interview after we’d hired someone else? We had two batches of candidates: some top tiers who we wanted to interview Right Away on the phone and in person, and a handful more who we were interested in talking with if the first batch of candidates didn’t prove to be as high-quality as their resumes appeared.

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“Stay eternally optimistic” – how one long-term jobseeker survived SIX years of unemployment!

Mildred Talabi

This week, after six long years of unemployment, Uzoma will be starting a full time paid job as a ‘Social Media Specialist’ for the UK branch of a French arts company. The job was advertised on Reed and had been advertised there for a few weeks. Shortlisted for interview.

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Resumebear: Job Hunting While Still Employed? Keep it Private

Resume Bear

Don’t inflate your job title just to sound important — it will make you look worse. But when you’re hunting for a job , you might need to stretch the truth a little bit. Each job is different, but in most workplaces the boss frowns on employees looking for another job.

2012 257

Utter Madness

Ms. Career Girl

Being international, you have a limited amount of days to get a new job in your field of study (work visa restrictions and bla bla). Any by limited number of days, he had to get job by the end of February. February 28th, I went in for the interview and received an offer.

2012 173

Update your resume every quarter

Cube Rules

Recently, I had a conversation with a person who works for a company that has had complete job security. The first step if you are worried about your job is to get your resume in order so that if you decide it is time to leave, you can pull the trigger and have the most important document ready for your job search. Then, the most important part, failing to get interviews because the resume just doesn’t cut it. The job search skill to keep current.

2013 162

Quitting Your Job the Right Way

Workology

Not only was I planning to leave my job to start my own business, but I was also going to be moving back to Southern California after ten years in the north part of the state. So, in late July I took the first step toward my new life and told my boss I was leaving.

Motivational Pointers: Overcoming Your Fear of Job Searching

Career Alley

Nobody said job searching is easy. Because of all the uncertainty, potential for rejections and stress of interviewing, job searching is a dread. Overcome your fear of job searching with the following tips: Set Short-Term, Specific Goals.

2013 190

update: I suck at my job but am otherwise a delightful person

Ask A Manager

Remember the letter-writer who realized she wasn’t very good at her job but knew her employer really liked her and was hoping there might be a way to make things work? I knew I had to leave, and that there really wasn’t any saving my job, despite the fact that I loved the company. I’d already begun looking for other jobs, even before I sent my letter to you in July, but I started looking in earnest after my letter ran. And I had a phone interview!

2018 56

6 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting an Interview

Workology

Ethics and proving character can be a difficult hurdle when it comes to securing an interview, let alone a new job. Simply add an instance that demonstrate these under your most recent job or project (this could even be a school-based project.).

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my coworkers are joking I’m pregnant when I’m not, sharing a gym with coworkers, and more

Ask A Manager

I’ve recently switched to a new gym that is a much better fit for my exercise needs. My boss is trying to steamroll me into a new job I don’t want. I recently applied for a job as the executive director of a local nonprofit. His wife is on the board of this nonprofit and he pushed me to apply for the newly-open ED job, and then announced to everyone in our professional network that I had applied. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2019 69

3 reasons to like ten month job interviews

Cube Rules

The job interview gauntlet — that pounding, persistent, one interview after another by people and panels all in the course of one day — is daunting. But what about the ten month interview? Until that perfect job ends and you need to find the next one.

2010 179

The Candidate Experience?! How About a Recruiter’s Rights?

Workology

I love to work; I have always loved starting new jobs and have never really minded the application/interview/offer/negotiation process. Because I only applied to jobs for which I was qualified. The CEO conducted a phone interview – the candidate was merely alright.

7 Things Employers Want To Find Out During Job Interviews

Career Realism

The job interview is an essential part of the screening process for employers. Related: 5 Red Flags Employers Watch For In Job Interviews. Asking questions is essential to helping employers make the right decision on which job applicant to select for the job.

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