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 to do a quick check of your skills and experience to determine if it's worth bringing you in for an interview. Research The Company And The Interviewer The first question I used to ask job seekers was, "What do you know about us?"

How To Handle The Phone Interview

Career Alley

3 Strategies for Making it Past the Initial 5-Second Resume Scan » How To Handle The Phone Interview “Today is yesterday’s pupil.&# – - Thomas Fuller Recently, hiring managers and recruiters have turned to the phone interview as a method of cutting down their enormous list of applicants to a select few who are eligible for an in-person interview. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t succeed at a phone interview.

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7 Tips to Knock Your Next Phone Interview Out of the Park

Career Alley

With many companies placing ads for jobs online and receiving hundreds of applicants for each position posted, phone interviews are more common than ever. Communicating by phone, email, and webcam may be the only means of communication you ever use. Regardless of whether you plan on working from home or an office, you will likely participate in a phone interview before an in-person interview. That means making sure that your phone reception is up to par.

Prepare for an Internship Phone Interview

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Prepare for an Internship Phone Interview. Phone interviews are, inherently, much different than an in-person interview. Whereas in-person interviews are geared more towards the role and an individual’s qualifications for it, phone interviews are typically meant to act as a screening to ensure a potential match. Phone interviews are the first step in the interview process after an application has been submitted.

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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. Related: Top 3 Tips For Phone Interviews. Some of these phone interviews may include standard questions that ask about facts, such as your experience and any specific skills you have.

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. She also notes that, despite the anxiety that may go with this type of interview, there are benefits. Having that edge can make these interviews even more successful than in-person meetings.

Phone Interviews: Best Answers To 4 Common Questions

Career Realism

Phone Interviews: Best Answers To 4 Common Questions. The phone interview is a gating process that attempts to weed out as many job seekers as possible so that the company only needs to spend time and effort interviewing the best of the best. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that you ace every phone interview so that you get invited to interview in person. Related: 3 Phone Interview Tips To Build Your Confidence.

4 Things You Need to Do in a Phone Interview

Career Realism

Job hunters often think of phone interviews as obstacles to be overcome rather than valuable opportunities to gain credibility. However, if you anticipate and meet the needs of your human resources interviewer, you will transform that person into your advocate within the company. Through this overview discussion, your interviewer will develop a profile of you, along with general impressions. Phone interview image from Stock.xchng.

coworker talks about her sex life and my weight, questions for phone interviews, and more

Ask a Manager

Are some questions too intense/specific to ask in a phone screen? I’m a college student studying marketing and communications, and I’m currently going through initial phone screens for summer internships. I was still rejected after the final interview.

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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. Phone interviews make it easier to screen a candidates. Some of these phone interviews may include standard questions that ask about facts, such as your experience and any specific skills you have. As a job applicant, there are benefits and disadvantages to a phone interview. Interview career

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

Career Alley

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. You are motivated because of the new company’s work environment, culture, benefits, salary, location, perks, and such so before you know it you’ve accept the offer. So don’t pick up that phone or be ready to honor your word.

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Will Lying at a Job Interview Come Back to Haunt Me?

Career Alley

A few years back, two researchers at the University of Massachusetts published the results of an eye-opening study about the incidence of lying during job interviews. Based on an experiment in which 59 job applicants were quizzed as to their truthfulness in job applications and job interviews they had just completed, the study indicated that an astonishing 81 percent of the job seekers had used some degree of deception. lies in every 15-minute job interview.

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Giving Good Phone – How to Perform Well on a Telephone Interview

Career Alley

Almost every tech company these days will hold phone interviews before any onsite is scheduled. To perform well on a telephone interview, first you must prepare in much the same way as for an in-person interview (slippers aside). Next, you must put on your phone etiquette and your listening ears. Basic Prep for Any Interview. Specific to Telephone Interviewing. Practice good phone etiquette. Pay attention to the interviewer’s tone.

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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. Offering six months notice when having to move out of the area.

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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. ” Also, if there’s something specific you want to propose (such as organizing those files), offer it.

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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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7 Essential Questions To Ask In Your Job Interview

Career Realism

Asking questions in your job interview not only makes you stand out in positive ways, it also helps you find out things you need to know (during the interview and before you take the job). Asking these seven questions in your job interview will put you miles ahead of your competition and give you a better shot at the job: If your ideal candidate walked through the door right now, what qualities, skills, or experience would they have?

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Job Search – 3 reasons no one is calling you back

Cube Rules

Did you see that story about the woman who got laid off, tweeted about it, and by the time she reached the parking lot , already had another job offer? If you’ve been sending out dozens of resumes with no response, or going on a lot of first interviews with no calls for second interviews, it may not just be the economy or the employers—it may be you. Ask the money question too soon , and you may not get a callback for a second interview. photo credit: Furryscaly.

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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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How To Close The Job Interview To Get The Offer

Career Realism

Many job candidates make a huge mistake in their interviews—and you need to make sure it isn’t happening in yours. RELATED : Need some job interview advice? Even though qualified, talented job candidates do a great job of preparing for the interview , researching the company, putting a lot of thought and effort into answering interview questions, and all that…at the end of the interview they fail to ask THE key question that could get them the offer.

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

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Interviewer missed our phone interview twice. 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. I immediately wrote back to say yes, and to make sure she had my phone number. I know that I should have called her at 9:20 or so, but I’m phone phobic (I’m working on it).

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Why your business network isn’t helping you

Cube Rules

One of the people in my business network, after offering this person a lead that would help that person’s business, said that they would introduce me to good friends of that person via e-mail as they were in a similar line of work. Not only did I not get a thank you — which when you are offering potential income to someone is a no-brainer – but I never got the introduction to the mystery couple living in my city who would be a great match for what I do.

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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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How To Answer This HARD Interview Question

Career Realism

For some, the job interview question 'What makes you unique?' These are three SUREFIRE ways to answer this hard question that will impress your interviewer. The interviewer absolutely does not want to know that you play in a band on the weekends, you can solve a Rubik's Cube in 30 seconds or that you have a pet rat. When interviewers ask, 'What makes you unique?' Or, why should I choose you over the other people I'm interviewing?

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A Counter Offer

Evil HR Lady

I'm not expecting you to make a decision for me as much as offer an opinion as someone who is not me or my spouse, who are no longer objective about this situation. I was very lucky and have been offered a position in a different state, which is less expensive than CA, at a starting rate 13% above my current rate of pay. Most people who take counter offers end up leaving the company within a year anyway. This lame counter offer stuff is for the birds.

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A Counter Offer

Evil HR Lady

I'm not expecting you to make a decision for me as much as offer an opinion as someone who is not me or my spouse, who are no longer objective about this situation. I was very lucky and have been offered a position in a different state, which is less expensive than CA, at a starting rate 13% above my current rate of pay. Most people who take counter offers end up leaving the company within a year anyway. This lame counter offer stuff is for the birds.

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A Strategy For Job Interviews: Three Themes

Tim's Strategy

The topic is job interviews. Specifically learning how to leave the interview team with a focused set of takeaways about you. It lengthens the interview, gets you more face time (time of possession for you sports fans) and lands you the job. Sometimes the interview team lets an interview go longer than necessary. Others know in the first five minutes of a job interview. So I want to convince you to interview with three themes.

#1 Secret For An Interview-Snatching Phone Screening

Career Realism

Many years ago, I had a phone screening interview in the nude. The phone rang. Related: Phone Interviews: How To Put Your Best Voice Forward. I got invited back the day before Thanksgiving and received an offer. I never would have landed this job had it not been for my ability to switch into interview mode quickly upon receiving the call. Even though I was naked and right out of the shower, I was prepared for the interview.

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should my unpaid internship have been paid, offering to give up a bonus, and more

Ask a Manager

Should I offer to give up my bonus this year? Should my friend have asked me to interview if she didn’t intend to hire me? I applied and had a decent phone interview a month later with the recruiter. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Didn’t Get The Job Offer? Make One

Career Realism

& Dale: I recently had a phone interview with a company I really like. Although I did not get the job offer , the interview was positive. During the interview, the manager mentioned that she had recently transferred from a different department. I’m sure she’d love to be able to help her old department by passing along someone she liked in a phone screen. Thus, if you don’t get a job offer, make an offer. Dear J.T. &

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coworker asked me to pose topless, how do I stop people from offering condolences, and more

Ask a Manager

How do I stop people from offering condolences? And, while your first instinct is to offer condolences, I don’t want them. I think the question here isn’t so much whether they’ll release her transcripts (although that may matter too, if she interviews with employers who want them — most won’t, but in some fields they will) but whether the college considers her to have the degree or not. My interview was canceled right before I was supposed to fly out for it.

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can I show annoyance with a terrible job offer that I don’t plan to take?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Is there ever a productive or reasonable way to express annoyance at a job offer you don’t intend to accept? I recently interviewed with a company for what sounded like a lower-mid-level position. I’ll admit, some of the questions I was asked in the interview process were fairly low-level, but the actual duties of the job were complex enough that I chalked the low-level questions to a poor talent pool in our area combined with a new interviewer.

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I was offered a job on the spot and accepted without asking about benefits or my upcoming honeymoon

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I have been interviewing for jobs for a few months now and have been through several interview processes that were long and drawn out. Deadlines were consistently pushed back, multiple rounds of interviews were endured. Today, I had a job interview for a firm I’d had an initial phone interview with, and they offered me a job on the spot. So my first question is whether this is unusual, for candidates to be offered jobs on the spot?

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30 Interviews and No Offers: Is the Economy that Bad?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

During those five months, I’ve had 13 face-to-face interviews, three long phone interviews and 15 phone screens, but no offers. I’ve been told I interview well, and have had coaching in a job club. A bad economy means people stop hiring, which means they stop interviewing, and here you’ve had more than 30 interviews in five months. Before your next interview, think through their likely answers, and have responses ready.

my dad says I should offer to work for free to prove myself, hiding my dating life as a teacher, and more

Ask a Manager

My dad says I should offer to work for free to prove myself. I was wondering about a piece of interview advice my father and I recently disagreed about (for context, I am a college student who most recently interviewed for internships, and my dad is a small business owner who regularly hires for office positions). For what it’s worth, he also said that a good company wouldn’t take a candidate up on this offer, but would look at it as a strong positive in an interview.

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I was offered an interview — until they found out my current salary

Ask a Manager

So I submitted my resume and cover letter and heard back within a day with an invitation to have a preliminary phone interview. I also gave him the time that I would be available for a phone interview, based on the availability he had given me for two days away. I was offered an interview — until they found out my current salary was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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On the Job Hunt, There Are No Guarantees

The Job Quest

They have a résumé with significant accomplishments highlighted , attend networking events and make solid connections , and prepare for and nail their interviews. I remember one interview I went on when I was finishing up my MBA that was perfect in every way. I had a very warm and easy connection with the interviewer. They offered the position to someone else. The interview had gone so well! Job Search Stories Expectations Guarantee Job Offer Reality

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned. And I hope people who get theirs looked at this time around can come back with a story that it helped them get the interview and/or the job! is that interview question legal?

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my manager offered to take a pay cut, rescinding a recommendation, and more

Ask a Manager

My manager offered to take a pay cut so the rest of us can earn more. Now I realize that my recommendation was a mistake, and I asked he not take the position before he interviewed. I had a phone interview scheduled for 11:30 a.m., I was on the phone with a student loan company when she called, but the loan company wouldn’t let me go, even after I told them that I had a very important phone call on the other line.

2015 27

should managers always know their employees’ salaries, an insulting job offer, and more

Ask a Manager

Should I be insulted by this job offer? I was flown into town for an in-person interview following a successful phone interview. During both interviews, we went through a round of hypotheticals in addition to detailing the specifics of my past experience on my resume. She said instead of hiring me for the position they’d been interviewing me for for weeks, they’d like to offer me an entry-level position in the same department.

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should I turn down a job offer I was excited about until I met the CEO?

Ask a Manager

I’ve had some positive responses to applications, including an interview with my dream company, but haven’t landed anything quite yet (I’ve only been searching for a few weeks, and dream company rightfully went with someone with four years experience). I applied, and then had a phenomenal phone interview with the content manager. should I turn down a job offer I was excited about until I met the CEO? interviewing

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I didn’t get a job offer because the employer thought the salary was too low for me

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I recently was turned down for a job offer even though I was the employer’s top candidate, because my current salary was out of their salary range for the position. I first had a phone interview where I disclosed my current salary and was told it was high. I made it to a second, in-person interview and was told that their only concern with me was the salary. Either after they offered me the job, or during another talk.

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When to move on in your job search

Cube Rules

Your job search involves stages — getting from resume to phone interview, phone interview to a face-to-face interview, and from face-to-face interviews to job offer. Many pundits will offer up varying amounts of time. I’d still be waiting for a response if I had to count on their HR department to recognize the brilliance of my work… Phone interviews. Your resume is what gets you the phone interview.

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