With many of us currently working from home, it is perhaps inevitable that those searching for a new job will be asked to carry out a phone or video interview by a prospective employer. It can be more difficult to make the best impression when you are not speaking to someone face-to-face, so what can you do to ensure you ace your next interview over the phone?
Before your telephone interview
Although you are not going to be face-to-face with your prospective employer, preparing for the interview as if you were helps to set you up to impress. Take the time before the telephone interview to:
The day of your telephone interview
One the day of your interview, clear your diary either side of the interview so you don’t feel rushed for time and prepare yourself mentally:
During your telephone interview
You won’t be able to see the interviewer during the telephone interview, so it helps to imagine you’re sat in front of them to portray yourself in a more professional manner over the phone:
After the telephone interview
Follow up in the same way as a face-to-face interview. Speak to your recruitment consultant once the interview has concluded to pass on your feedback and to discuss next steps.
Good luck with your next telephone interview!
As home working becomes the new normal for many, our Inspire Me in the New Era of Work Hub houses a number of resources to help you to work, find a new job, undertake interviews and start a new job from home. Remember, during this challenging time, your Hays consultant remains on hand to support you every step of the way – contact yours today.
Orlagh Reynolds is a Senior Business Director leading a team of Hays recruiting specialists across Office Support, Accountancy & Finance, Senior Finance HR and Procurement and Supply Chain. Orlagh has over 16 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, in both Ireland and Australia, and is based in our Dublin office.
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