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.

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How to Conduct Successful Telephone Interviews

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

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