4 Tips you Need to Nail your Next Phone Interview and Land your Dream Job

4 Tips you Need to Nail your Next Phone Interview and Land your Dream JobSo you’ve furnished a stellar resume, submitted a well-crafted application letter, and put everything you need together to apply for that job post you’ve long been waiting for. And then, to your delight, you’ve successfully caught the attention of the hiring manager. Now they want to get to know you more and you are scheduled for a phone interview. 


In case you’re wondering, phone interviews are now a commonly used process used by companies to screen potential candidates. Gone are the days when the only way recruiters interview applicants is by asking them to come over for an actual interview. Today, there’s the phone interview, Skype interview and so on. And because phone interviews are just as important as face-to-face interviews, it’s only imperative that you give your best shot.

Read on and learn of some helpful tips on how to nail your next phone interview and land your dream career!

Do your research
Like the above-mentioned, phone interviews should be treated like an actual interview. To ace it, you need to do adequate preparation. Avoid messing up this rare chance but making sure you have everything you need to about the role you’re applying for. Do your research about the position but don’t forget to do a little digging about the company, too.

Once you have a better sense of the new role as well as the culture of the company, it’s time to prepare for the actual interview. Research possible interview questions and get your answers ready. Practice answering these questions and focus on how you would deliver them over the phone. If you want to make a good impression, be sure not to miss out on this step.

Treat this interview like an in-person interview
A phone interview is still an interview so be sure to treat it like one! It still shares the same goal as the rest of the other interview types and that is to filter the best candidate fit for the job. Therefore, if you’re scheduled for a phone interview, be sure not to take the task lightly. Prepare for it as much as you would prepare for an in-person interview. Get up early and do everything you need to get ready for the day physically and mentally.

Draft a cheat sheet
One of the best things about going through a phone interview is that you can keep notes in front of you without the interviewer knowing. A cheat sheet is extremely handy because for one, you can’t remember all the information you gathered during your research and second, it’s easy to forget things when you’re nervous and panicking. Just make sure it doesn’t sound like you’re reading your answers off a script. Highlight important stuff in bullets to guide you with your answers.

Even if you’re not in the same room as the interviewer, you can definitely make the right impression if you’ve done adequate preparation for your phone interview. Now don’t let the chance pass you by and nail your next phone interview by heeding these pieces of advice!



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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.