Job Search Tip of the Week #39 (2017)
Caressa Moy | September 25, 2017 | 9:00 am
How to Rock the Phone Interview
Phone Interview Tips That’ll Get You a Second Interview
Unfortunately, your résumé only gets your foot in the door. Want to get to your prospective employer and dream job waiting on the other side? Before you pick out your lucky interview outfit and practice your perfect handshake, you have to first push past the phone interview.
Knowing what you’re up against is half the battle: The employer’s goal during the phone screen is to determine whether to invite you on-site for more thorough interviews and continue investing in your candidacy. Usually, a human resources representative or a recruiter, armed with a basic profile of the ideal candidate for the position (constructed from what the hiring manager has told him or her about the job requirements and team culture), conducts this initial interview.
The other half is preparing. Let us break it down for you!
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