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How to Conduct Successful Telephone Interviews

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Many job interviews are intially conducted over the telephone. Apply these strategies to improve your odds of success.

Many job interviews are intially conducted over the telephone. Apply these strategies to improve your odds of success.

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  • 1. How to Conduct a Successful Telephone Interview
  • 2. If you’re looking for work
  • 3. you need to know that most first interviews
  • 4. are conducted via telephone
  • 5. This allows the recruiter to pre-screen candidates
  • 6. Unfortunately…
  • 7. Many people make mistakes
  • 8. … that prevent them from moving forward in the process
  • 9. Here are 5 common mistakes…
  • 10. #1 Conducting the interview “on-the-fly”
  • 11. #2 Not properly preparing
  • 12. #3: Unable to clearly articulate themselves
  • 13. Failing to demonstrate their expertise #4
  • 14. #5. Failing to ask the right questions early in the interview
  • 15. Here are some strategies to consider…
  • 16. First…
  • 17. If you get an unexpected call… … reschedule it.
  • 18. This gives you time to prepare.
  • 19. If the recruiter refuses to reschedule ask yourself…
  • 20. … if you want to work for that company (I know I wouldn’t!)
  • 21. During your call…
    • … don’t forget that…
  • 22. 83% of your message is delivered through your tone
  • 23. Stand up during your call
  • 24. This will give you energy
  • 25. Keep your resume handy for reference
  • 26. Record key points on index cards
  • 27. Have success stories ready at your fingertips
  • 28. Remember to smile!
  • 29. Make sure ALL distractions are eliminated
  • 30. Have your questions ready
  • 31. Make sure you listen!
  • 32. Lastly, at the end of the interview, make sure you ask for the next step
  • 33.  
  • 34. Kelley Robertson
    • www.Fearless-Selling.ca
    • Twitter: @FearlessSelling
    Get practical sales advice at http://www.FearlessSellingBlog.com If you enjoyed this presentation please add your comment and mention it to your followers on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, etc.