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.

here’s a bunch of help finding a new job

Ask a Manager

Since lots of people are job-searching right now, here’s a round-up of some of the most key job-searching advice on this site. The first thing to know is, if you’re not getting interviews, you probably need to fix your resume and cover letter. So these job-seekers have been continuing to apply with mediocre materials and are frustrated because they can’t figure out why they’re not getting interviews! Interviews.

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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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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. An initial phone interview led quickly to a face to face, and now you have an offer. Maybe you needed a new challenge or work environment. Tips to Find Your Next Job.

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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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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. Written from my perspective as a long-time hiring manager, this e-book gives you step-by-step guidance through every stage of your job search … explaining at each step what a hiring manager is thinking and what they want to see from you … from getting noticed initially, to nailing the interview, to navigating the tricky post-interview period, all the way through your offer.

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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.

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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. He taught me the subtleties of the job, the day-to-day responsibilities I should feel for clients. He coaxed me through my first phone interview and sat next to me during my first face-to-face.

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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.

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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. Written from my perspective as a long-time hiring manager, this e-book gives you step-by-step guidance through every stage of your job search … explaining at each step what a hiring manager is thinking and what they want to see from you … from getting noticed initially, to nailing the interview, to navigating the tricky post-interview period, all the way through your offer.

2016 21

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.

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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 30

my new job worries I’ll steal, being told an “exceptionally qualified” candidate beat me out, and more

Ask a Manager

My new job wants me to sign a paper agreeing they can dismiss me without investigation if they suspect theft. We discussed this before you offered me a job, and my understanding was that you agreed that something that happened more than a decade ago when I was a teenager, and where the charges were dropped, wouldn’t be an obstacle to my employment here. I accepted the job based in part on your assurances of that. Should my resume include a job I quit after a month?

2015 28

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. He needed my help to find a new assistant, could I help? He was very glad to review her experience and called her immediately for a phone interview which resulted in an on-site meeting the next day.

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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.

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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.

2016 21

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. Any job where the employee is seen by outside may be affected by the weight issue. Unless all his interviews are for jobs involving air travel that part shouldn't be a problem.

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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. Some people simply wait by the phone or check their email repeatedly, waiting for word regarding whether they are invited for another interview or to accept an offer. When you make this phone call, make sure you get straight to the point in a polite manner.

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. Next, she wants me to phone interview with her boss, and THEN it’s some in-person interviews with CEOs, etc. The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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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. Every job market from around the world is unique, and the Australian job market is no different. Click on the EBook cover below to find out more about our brand new EBook!

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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.

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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 Ultimate Australian Job Search Handbook will give you all the tips that you require to find job success in Australia. Every job market from around the world is unique, and the Australian job market is no different. Job Search Tactics.

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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. More and more employers require results before your first interview (likely to be a phone interview or assessment). Deadlines are critical to meet for new jobs.

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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. Your long-term goal is to find a job fits your skills and pays the bills. Applying for a single position with one company involves several steps and even multiple interviews. A phone interview’s scheduled?

2013 245

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. Pay close attention to the keywords of the job description and ensure that you put them in your resume also. Maybe the job calls for someone who can work tirelessly towards a specific goal for long-term rather than short-term gratification.

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

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

Ask a Manager

Looking for a job? Once a year, I offer a big discount on my my e-book, How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager , and it’s happening now. 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. 6 ways you might be sabotaging your job search. ” “This morning my husband had an interview.

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Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « If Pigs Could Fly How To Handle The Phone Interview » Stay Connected – Is Your Job Search Wi-Fi Ready? Job search has gone through a similar change. No matter what your age, if you are looking for a job, the Internet is your main portal into the many tools that you must use today.

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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!) Yes, it might be lying, exxageration, or oversight, but is the LinkedIn profile part of his job description? Reply Interviewer March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am WOW. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 55

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. No one wants to hear, “Hey, I’m running out to interview for a job with a better salary!” ” Plan interviews strategically.

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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! I have a great rapport with all of them, and I really like them as people, which is definitely a new experience for me. My only regret is waiting so long to leave my old job. I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! job searching?

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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. Posted in advice about your coworkers A reader writes: I started a new job yesterday, and so far it seems to be going well. I would be really upset and frustrated if I started a new job and was confronted with my anxiety problem like that.

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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. As difficult as the process may be, the lessons that you learn from it will come in handy if you ever find yourself on the job market again. There Are Many Ways To Find A Job via GIPHY Wow! Treat every interview the same way.

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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? But I like to think of ten month-long interviews as the perfect way to find the perfect job. Until that perfect job ends and you need to find the next one. What are ten month interviews? Most people think of interviews some defined event.

2010 138

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. The Start Of The Job Search Grant worked as an Electrical Project Manager in Canada before his department closed in February 2019. Grant tried looking for jobs within his industry by reaching out to contacts in his network.

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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. Inspired by his tenacity and resilience in job hunting over all these years, I invited him to come and share his story of long term unemployment and how he finally got his breakthrough. The job was advertised on Reed and had been advertised there for a few weeks. Shortlisted for interview.

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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. On February 27 th , I got a phone interview for a position (that I wasn’t quite sure of). February 28th, I went in for the interview and received an offer. The 20s are a mad time but there is mad and there is mad.

2012 134

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. YouTube has plenty of videos of people finally getting revenge on a horrible boss or mind-numbing job by delivering their resignation via filmed rant, with backup singers and even with the help of a marching band.

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. Written from my perspective as a long-time hiring manager, this e-book gives you step-by-step guidance through every stage of your job search … explaining at each step what a hiring manager is thinking and what they want to see from you … from getting noticed initially, to nailing the interview, to navigating the tricky post-interview period, all the way through your offer.

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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. I have never invited any jobseeker in for an onsite interview until I determined some semblance of “character&# during a phone interview or as a result of a personal referral. Simply add an instance that demonstrate these under your most recent job or project (this could even be a school-based project.).

2011 126

What to Do When You Hate Your First Job

Ms. Career Girl

Blog Directory Contact Subscribe What to Do When You Hate Your First Job by Nicole Crimaldi on September 29, 2010 I received the following email last week from a recent college grad. I guess I am one of the lucky few that landed a job out of college without first enduring a period of stressful unemployment. Unfortunately, my job is a pretty terrible fit. Fortunately, this job got me in the city where I want to be and I’ve already made some good networking connections here.

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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. This hiring manager’s freedoms had been violated; he had not led the candidate on – he had told him that others were to be interviewed before a next step would be discussed.

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