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Phone Interview Tips and Tricks

By Marleen Linares

Nowadays, companies are turning to phone interviews more and more to start the recruiting process. Phone interviews are your first chance to make an impression on a potential employer so it's important to treat them just as seriously as you would an in-person interview. Below are some tips to help perfect your phone interview skills and help you land that job.

Be Prepared

Just like with a face-to-face interview, it's imperative to be as prepared as possible for a phone interview. Schedule your phone interview when you know you'll be free and able to take the call in a quiet space. Have a copy of your resume, cover letter and original job description on hand. Read the job description thoroughly and prepare anecdotes for when you've performed the listed duties. It's also helpful to have information about the company, the person you're interviewing with and a list of potential questions. The more research you do on the industry, the company and the specific people you'll be meeting with the better impression you’ll make.