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How to have a successful phone interview

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A phone interview is the first phase of the recruitment process, so it is important to get it right in order to progress to the next stage. What can you do to win at a phone interview?

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How to have a successful phone interview

  1. 1. How to have a successful phone interview www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  2. 2. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight A phone interview is the first phase of the recruitment process, so it is important to get it right. What can you do to have a successful phone interview?
  3. 3. Take it seriously As the phone interview is the first interaction with your future employer it is important to treat it seriously, just like you would if it was a face-to-face interview. You need to make sure you come across as professional. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  4. 4. Be personable Nerves will always play apart in interviews and sometimes this can come across but always act yourself and be natural on the phone. The person on the other side cannot see your body language so make sure you sound enthusiastic and positive in your voice. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  5. 5. Think about your environment Where and when you take the phone call is important, if you know you are going to be in the car or in a busy public place try to rearrange the call. Make sure you are aware of any background noise and try to minimise this as much as possible. It is also important to make sure you have a good signal and battery life on your phone. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  6. 6. Don’t be distracted Keep away from any distractions, don’t take the call with the TV on or with Facebook open on your computer. You may want to have the company’s website open on your computer but make sure you do all your research beforehand and don’t be searching while on the phone. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  7. 7. Do practice Just like you would with a face-to-face interview make sure you are well prepared beforehand. Write down any questions you have about the role or company, and think about any questions you may also be asked. If you are a fast talker, it can also be a good idea to practice slowing your speech down. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight
  8. 8. www.kdrrecruitment.com #KDRinsight What are your top tips to have a successful phone interview?
  9. 9. Keep up to date with KDR… www.kdrrecruitment.com

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