Companies often use phone interviews to screen candidates before meeting in person. Seize your chance to impress the interviewer so he or she can't help but want to meet you in person. Consider the following do's and don'ts and you're sure to have winning phone interviews: Read More »
Over the last six weeks, I've consulted with four different experts about my career-reinvention journey-and they've all been very helpful. But I've avoided approaching the people who could probably help me the most: my professional contacts. Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Have you ever had a hiring manager call you and ask if you're available for a phone interview right now? Sometimes interviews sneak up on you – literally.
Phone interviews are commonly used by hiring managers to contact job candidates who aren't local. But, it's not always about... Read More »
By Robert Half International
It's expensive for companies to fly candidates in for in-person interviews, so more companies are conducting video interviews using Skype and similar technology. Internet-based videoconferencing tools allow employers to reach out to candidates virtually anywhere in the world... Read More »
By Alison Green
Since employers usually have far more qualified job applicants than they can realistically interview, they're increasingly using preliminary phone interviews to screen candidates and narrow down their pool before bringing finalists in to talk in-person.
But what are employers really looking... Read More »
We've all experienced it. That sinking feeling that occurs when the job interview that was going so well suddenly goes off track. Maybe it's the expression on the hiring manager's face, or the awkward pause that ensues, but there is little doubt when it happens. Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
When you go on a job interview, failing to impress the hiring manager with your eloquence may be the least of your worries. There are some things you might do that go way beyond flubbing a tough question. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer's needs.
But many don't see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don't find the ways they... Read More »
A telephone interview is usually short, just enough time to rule you in or out, so the focus is on questions that help evaluate you quickly. Your goal is to turn it into a face-to-face meeting, so your answers need to be concise. As a rule of thumb, keep your answers to less than two minutes, if an interviewer... Read More »
By Skip Freeman
Great news! All your job search activities have paid off and you've landed a telephone interview with a prospective employer. This is an opportunity, correct? Well, yes and no.
You have made it all the way to "round one," and that's certainly something positive, something to celebrate. But... Read More »
In my previous article on dealing with phone interview challenges, I discussed tone of voice, good listening skills, monitoring your answers, and wrapping on a high note. One of the biggest limitations of phone interviews is the lack of body language you can provide and read. Without seeing what your... Read More »
Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing
Phone interviews are a fairly fundamental part of the job search process. Yet many candidates fail to progress beyond this stage in their pursuit of a particular job.
"Often, a candidate's failure occurs because he didn't treat the phone interview as seriously he would have a... Read More »
Phone interviews are a lot like the kid's game Pin the Tail on the Donkey. You're blindfolded and hoping you stay on target to win the game. Interviews are tough enough in general, but on the phone, there are some unique challenges in making the right impression. And many ways to make the wrong one. Read More »
I had never heard of an "informational interview" until I went through a job search workshop. The idea sounded great, though. The facilitator made sure we understood we were not to go in and ask if there were any jobs for us, but that we were to get information about the company, division, industry, key... Read More »