Why Should I Hire You? Quality of Resume Quality of Cover Letter Interview Performance Professionalism References Years of Relevant Work Experience Fit with Company Culture Relevant Skills Internal Candidate Candidate’s Familiarity with the Organization
These Questions are presented only as interviewing guidelines. They are meant to help you prepare for the interview. Some questions may or may not be appropriate for your interviewing situation.
By practicing your responses to some of these questions, hopefully you will not be taken off guard if asked one of them. Most importantly, relax, go with the flow, and before you know it, you’ll be in your next opportunity!
A major advantage one has during the phone interview is not being seen. We must use this to our advantage.
Have all materials on ourselves and employers in front of us on the desk while speaking on the phone
Not just our resume, but a “cheat sheet” about compelling stories, accomplishments, and topics one would like to bring up.
Also a “Cheat sheet” on the employer that includes specifics and critical points described by the employer and their products
This portrays a well-informed, well-prepared interviewee. Keep in mind that this preparation is not “cheating” at all. It is preparation, pure and simple.
So have Materials open and available when preparing for a phone interview. They are there to support and enhance your value to the employer who will greatly respect your ability to answer questions with focus and meaningful content
A simple technique to increase the enthusiasm and positive image that you project over the telephone is to simply stand up
Whenever you are talking with a potential employer on the phone stand up, it gets the blood flowing, improves posture, and improves your response time
An interesting note that many telemarketing companies realized that standing up actually improves sales. So often these companies provide there employees with hands-free headsets that allow them to stand and pace back and forth. It gives an action perspective to an otherwise passive activity
In preparing for a telephone interview, make sure that there is a mirror within view. Why? Because looking in the mirror consistently throughout the conversation will improve your telephone presence 110%. Just smiling will make one come off much friendlier, more interested, and more alert.
The mirror gives us instant feedback necessary to make instant modification toward a more positive presence.
Remember we’re standing, so a wall mirror usually works best!