What is Body Language for Your Telephone Interview

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“Hey, wait a minute!” I hear you thinking. “A telephone interview is just that–an interview over the telephone. The interviewer can’t possibly see my body language.” Nevertheless, a good interviewer can hear your body language. If you don’t present yourself in a telephone interview exactly the way you would present yourself in person, your interviewer will hear your hesitation and instantly put your resume in the rejection pile. Read on for tips and tricks to improve your body language in your telephone interview.

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What is Body Language for Your Telephone Interview

  1. 1. What Is Body Language for Your Telephone Interview? Amy L. Adler CEO
  2. 2. What Is Body Language for Your Telephone Interview? • A good interviewer can hear your body language. • If you don’t present yourself in a telephone interview exactly the way you would present yourself in person, your interviewer will hear your hesitation and instantly put your resume in the rejection pile. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  3. 3. When Scheduling a Telephone Interview • Select a time and location in which work, family, or other competing interests won’t distract you. • Small disruptions can clue your interviewer that you’re not focusing 100% on your interview. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  4. 4. Avoid This Body Language Habit • Avoid putting your hands to your face. • Putting your hands to your face can muffle your voice or pull the receiver away from your mouth. Image courtesy of imagerymajestic / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  5. 5. Stand While You Speak • Stand with proper posture opens your chest, enabling you to speak comfortably for long periods. • You’ll focus more on the conversation and be at the top of your game more than you would have been sitting or slouching in your chair. Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  6. 6. Pick Something to Focus Your Eyes On • Pick an object, something in the room that holds your attention and use that as a focal point. • You will be forced to focus on the interview and keep your attention where it needs to be. • You won’t be able to pace and distract yourself. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  7. 7. Are You Getting Job Interviews But Not Job Offers? • Call Five Strengths for one-on-one interview coaching that teaches you to focus and seal the deal. Image courtesy of Suat Eman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net http://www.fivestrengths.com
  8. 8. Face Your Career Change Fear Get your complimentary copy of “3 Simple Steps to Clear Your Career Change Fear” Amy L. Adler, CEO (801) 810-5627 Toll-Free (800) 590-2377 http://www.fivestrengths.com

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