man having an interview over the phoneYou’ve done the hard work of submitting resumes to multiple employers, and now you’ve finally scored an interview. You learn, however, that instead of an in-person interview, you are scheduled for a phone interview. In some ways, a phone interview may be less intimidating since you don’t have to meet anyone face-to-face.

At the same time, you don’t want to let down your guard. Instead, you want to thoroughly prepare for your phone interview, just as you would thoroughly prepare for an in-person interview. To help you with this process, here are a few important steps you should take.

Find the Best Spot

Long before your interview is scheduled, it’s important to find a quiet spot where you can remain for the duration of the interview. In addition to coming across as unprofessional, background noise can cause you to be misheard by your interviewer. It’s also crucial that you check to ensure that the spot you choose has good cell reception, so your call won’t be dropped in the middle of the interview.

Have Info Available

Just as with an in-person interview, a phone interview is your chance to showcase your superior knowledge of the company and of the position being offered. One advantage of a phone interview, though, is that you can have information in front of you to serve as a reference in case you get stuck.

In order to be useful, though, this information has to be easily accessible and organized so you can glance at it quickly to get what you need. Open several tabs on your phone or computer or print out helpful pages so everything’s within easy reach.

Once everything is ready, it’s time to begin the interview. Remember to stay calm and to represent yourself accurately to give yourself the best chance at scoring that new position.

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Contact us today to see where your future can take you.