Aquesst Recruiting


Tips for Job Seekers and Hiring Managers

How to handle a phone interview

Stand up during a phone interview.  Pretend you are directly in front of the person you are speaking with.  This will allow you to convey energy and your voice will sound stronger. 

Have you resume in front of you along with notes that will assist you in quickly answering common questions.  These questions could revolve around your past experiences and expertise.  They could also focus on your accomplishments, strengths, and weaknesses. 

Make sure you have a pen and paper with you so you can take notes. 

It is important to make sure you do not eat, drink, smoke, chew gum or do anything else that you wouldn’t do if you were meeting this person face to face! 

At the end of the phone interview it is important to say thank you and ask the interviewer for a face to face meeting to continue along in the process.