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How to do well in phone interviews?

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HelloPossums Mon 13-Nov-17 22:07:16

Got a phone interview coming up later this week. Just wondering if anyone has any advice please about how I can do well?

Thanks smile

HelloPossums Mon 13-Nov-17 22:16:06

Bump smile

RemainOptimistic Mon 13-Nov-17 22:17:12

Smile while you talk.

You'll feel fake but it really works. Practise!

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-Nov-17 22:18:08

The only tips i have seen is to prepare as if it was a face to face one. Don't sit on the sofa in your pyjamas, get dressed and sit at a table with your pen and notes, and you will feel more professional.

NisekoWhistler Mon 13-Nov-17 22:20:29

Stand up as well as smile, your voice projects better when standing up.

Don’t forget to close with a line such as “with what we have discussed today, do you have any reservations about meeting face to face?”

Good luck

johendy Mon 13-Nov-17 22:21:08

Stand up and walk around when you're taking, you'll be more animated and energetic than you would be if you were sat down. And smile, it does impact how your tone of voice comes across. And obviously made sure you're somewhere private with good phone coverage. Other than that, treat it like a normal interview and prepare like you normally would. It is tougher as you don't have visual cues from the interviewers to see how you're getting on. So be confident, don't give long answers and if in doubt ask if you've given them the information they're after. Good luck.

dinosaursandtea Mon 13-Nov-17 22:21:23

Stand up, smile and wear shoes.

NisekoWhistler Thu 16-Nov-17 19:57:01

How did it go?

AnnabellaH Thu 16-Nov-17 19:59:07

Practice. Same as any interview. Find generic interview questions and create proper answers. Have a couple of scenarios that can be adapted to each question if it's competency based. Don't use the same scenario for more than one or two questions. Write a list of bullet point prompts like you would bullet point your skills on your CV. Good luck Op smile

AnnabellaH Thu 16-Nov-17 19:59:38

Unless it's for an adult line and then just be filthy as hell but stick to the same principle grin

Pengggwn Thu 16-Nov-17 20:12:05

Leave very slightly longer than you usually would before answering a question to make sure they have finished. Clarify any questions you aren't sure about. Without the inferences you can make from body language and facial expressions, you're relying on far less information, so take your time and get it right. Do smile as you talk.

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