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Valuable advice for successful phone interviews.

Valuable advice for successful phone interviews.

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