While job seekers are used to having most of their interviews in person, there may be times when these interviews are conducted by phone. Phone interviews should be given the same respect as face to face interviews; even though the interviewer can’t see you, he or she will know whether or not you have prepared for the interview. Make the most of phone interviews by following these tips:
Prepare as though it’s an in-person interview- If you receive a call for an interview at a time that is inconvenient, ask if you can schedule it for another time that works for both parties. In addition, consider wearing interview attire to help you take the interview more seriously and add some confidence.
Stand up and smile- Standing during your phone interview can give you a boost of energy, while smiling creates a positive and relaxed tone in your voice.
Listen closely- Focus specifically on what the interviewer is asking; it might help to take notes as a reference.
For other tips to use in phone interviews, see the source below.
Phone interviews should be taken just as seriously as in person interviews. Even though the interviewer(s) may not be able to see you, the right preparation can make a difference and leave a good impression of you as a top job candidate.