Tips for SuccessfulPhone Interviews<br />Lynn Hazan<br />Lynn Hazan & Associates<br />Executive Search Firm for Recruitmen...
Agenda<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />2<br /><ul><li> 3 important tips for a successful ph...
 Additional tips for an even smoother experience
 Information about Lynn Hazan and Associates, Inc.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> The objective of a telephone interview is to...
 Stay focused on this goal and use the tips on the following slides to ensure your success.</li></ul>10/6/2009<br />© 2009...
Step 1: Know the department and position of your interviewer<br />For example, human resources people are very busy and of...
Step 1: Know the department and position of your interviewer<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br ...
Step 2: Know how much time you have with your interviewer<br />If a hiring manager can speak with you, you may have a litt...
Step 2: Know how much time you have with your interviewer<br />Tell the interviewer the 3 things he/she should know about ...
Step 3: Remember the goal – an in-person interview<br />Treat your phone interview with the same preparation and professio...
Step 3: Remember the goal – an in-person interview<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />9<br />P...
Additional tips for a smoother call:Avoid background noise<br />Keep children and pets out of earshot.<br />Don’t conduct...
Additional tips for a smoother call:Avoid background noise<br />If the interviewer seems distracted, and you hear backgrou...
Additional tips for a smoother call:Project confidence<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />12<b...
GOOD LUCK!<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />13<br />
Lynn Hazan & Associates<br />Lynn Hazan & Associates is an executive search and consulting firm specializing in Marketing ...
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  1. 1. Tips for SuccessfulPhone Interviews<br />Lynn Hazan<br />Lynn Hazan & Associates<br />Executive Search Firm for Recruitment <br />in Marketing and Communications<br />lynn@lhazan.com<br />www.lhazan.com<br />312-863-5401<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />2<br /><ul><li> 3 important tips for a successful phone interview
  3. 3. Additional tips for an even smoother experience
  4. 4. Information about Lynn Hazan and Associates, Inc.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> The objective of a telephone interview is to obtain an in-person interview.
  5. 5. Stay focused on this goal and use the tips on the following slides to ensure your success.</li></ul>10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />3<br />Start with the end in mind<br />
  6. 6. Step 1: Know the department and position of your interviewer<br />For example, human resources people are very busy and often don’t have much time to discuss the specifics of your background and expertise. <br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />4<br />
  7. 7. Step 1: Know the department and position of your interviewer<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />5<br />He/she might have a list of questions to ask you to determine if you will be chosen for an in-person interview.<br />Be precise and concise in your answers, and make sure that you have fulfilled his/her expectations.<br />
  8. 8. Step 2: Know how much time you have with your interviewer<br />If a hiring manager can speak with you, you may have a little more time as compared with HR.<br />In fact, you might have time to discuss your accomplishments and your fit for the job, the company and the culture.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />6<br />
  9. 9. Step 2: Know how much time you have with your interviewer<br />Tell the interviewer the 3 things he/she should know about you before the end of the call.<br />Make sure he/she knows why you want to join the company.<br />Be precise and concise in your answers.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />7<br />
  10. 10. Step 3: Remember the goal – an in-person interview<br />Treat your phone interview with the same preparation and professionalism as you would a face-to-face interview:<br />Have your resume and samples in front of you.<br />Research the company.<br />Ask questions.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />8<br />
  11. 11. Step 3: Remember the goal – an in-person interview<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />9<br />Project confidence in your voice and body language, even by phone.<br />Develop a rapport with your interviewer.<br />Smile – because it will be heard in your voice.<br />Remember – your job is to get an in-person meeting.<br />
  12. 12. Additional tips for a smoother call:Avoid background noise<br />Keep children and pets out of earshot.<br />Don’t conduct your phone interview in public places such as coffee shops.<br />Find a quiet spot, even if it’s inside your car.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Additional tips for a smoother call:Avoid background noise<br />If the interviewer seems distracted, and you hear background noise from his/her location, ask if he/she is able to hear you.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />11<br />
  14. 14. Additional tips for a smoother call:Project confidence<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />12<br />Give examples of your successes, if time permits.<br />Ask questions and be a good listener<br />Have an energetic, enthusiastic voice.<br />Sit up straight.<br />Dress for success – don’t wear your pajamas<br />Believe in yourself.<br />
  15. 15. GOOD LUCK!<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />13<br />
  16. 16. Lynn Hazan & Associates<br />Lynn Hazan & Associates is an executive search and consulting firm specializing in Marketing and Communications placement.<br />We represent employers across the United States, with a specialty on Chicago and the Midwest.<br />Our clients include Fortune 500 firms, agencies, entrepreneurial firms and not-for-profits.<br />LH&A places candidates in full-time, part-time, project-based, and temp-to-perm positions.<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />14<br />
  17. 17. Empower Job-seeker is a 1-to-1 consultation program with Lynn Hazan, a 25-year veteran of the recruiting business<br />Lynn helps candidates reposition themselves for a changing job market through:<br />Resume development<br />Interview coaching<br />Networking<br />Job search assistance<br />Negotiating strategy <br />LinkedIn access<br />For details, contact lynn@lhazan.com<br />Empowered Job-seeker<br />10/6/2009<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />15<br />
  18. 18. Find Lynn Hazan & Associates on:<br />Twitter: lynnhazan<br />Linkedin: Lynn Hazan<br />Facebook: Lynn Hazan<br />SlideShare: Lynn Hazan<br />EzineArticles: Lynn Hazan<br />Lynn Hazan<br />Lynn Hazan & Associates<br />55 E. Washington St.<br />Suite 715<br />Chicago, IL 60602<br />312-863-5401<br />lynn&@lhazan.com<br />www.lhazan.com<br />10/6/2009<br />16<br />© 2009, Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.<br />
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