Phone Interview Prep: What To Do Before the Call


Employers are using the phone interview more and more as a step in between the resumé and the in-person interview.  It saves them time, cuts costs, and helps narrow down their list of qualified job candidates. Consequently, you will likely be doing multiple phone interviews in your job hunt.

Over-the-phone interviews are usually around 20-30 minutes long and may be with one or multiple interviewers on the other line.  Questions are usually the same as would be asked in an in-person interview, but there are a few unique things to consider in this setting.

Here are a few tips on how to best prepare yourself and get to the next step of an in-person interview:


If your interview is over a video call, there are a few additional things to consider:


Remember to take the phone interview seriously—it is what will get you to the in-person interview.  


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