1. Schedule the call wisely 2. Utilize the space 3. Prepare well 4. Speak clearly 5. Mirror view 6. Be polite and professional 7. Keep out salary matters 8. End it well
If you have a phone interview coming up, this video will definitely help you. You may spend a lot of time talking on the phone, but that does not mean you can easily crack a telephonic interview. So I'm gonna give you a few tips to get one step closer to your dream job. Just remember, What comes out of your mouth matters in a telephonic interview. Though there are certain perks of facing a direct interview as compared to a telephonic interview, but you can definitely make an impression if you have the right words and of course the right preparations. Yes, it' s not your aptitude but right preparations determine your altitude. For those who are more comfortable talking on the phone than face to face conversations, telephonic interviews are bliss. But, there are downsides to it too. You cannot see the expression of the interviewer to predict his mood when he asks you a certain question. You cannot use your body language to show that you are confident. There is only your voice and your answers that you will be entirely judged upon. So now, Let's follow these tips to crack telephonic interviews successfully.
1. Schedule the call wisely
Choose the time of the day when you are most relaxed and most likely to take the call free of external disturbances. A calm environment helps you think better. Do not hurry with the timing when they ask “when can we call you?” Most people make the mistake of telling them that they are open to call at any time of the day. When you are given the choice, you better utilize it.
2. Utilize the space
Remember, You are out of sight of the interviewer. So, you can make use of the occasion. For example, you can keep a handy copy of your resume, the job description, the skills needed, and a few details about the company or any other document that may be useful. This way you would have direct reference to anything that can help you do the interview
better than you would face to face.
3. Prepare well
Only right preparation can prevent poor performance. The most commonly asked questions should always be well prepared in advance. If possible print them out and keep it andy
for reference during the interview call. But, try not to read out from the paper. Instead, practice beforehand on tone and speaking techniques and just refer only at key terms to help you keep the answer in a flow.
4. Speak clearly
Your voice and speech clarity matters in a telephonic interview. The words should be clear and understandable. Do not speak too fast or in a rush to complete the answer just because you have the reference in front of you. ..The best way is to practice. There is a way to do things better…find it. For Example, you can record your voice on phone and know how they can be improvised upon.
5. Mirror view
This works miracles when you are speaking over phone. Look into the mirror while speaking and put on a happy smiling face. Smile when necessary, it shows on your tone of peaking. It will make you sound enthusiastic and positive vibes travel across all the time. You know what the interviewer must be used to conducting telephonic interview and hence capable of knowing your level of interest from your tone.
6. Be polite and professional
Use polite words like thank you where required and you can ask to be excused when you sneeze or cough. If you didn’t get what was asked, You can politely ask her to repeat. Just Maintain a professional tone and not the casual one that you usually have for friends and known people. Modulate your tone and choice of words depending on what is asked in which tone.
7. Keep out salary matters
This is definitely not the time to initiate salary matters. Just Clear other doubts if you have any regarding the job location and other details but keep out serious matters. You can Leave them for the email conversations that follow up after the interview. Salary matters are safe to discuss only if the interviewer initiate the question or asks about your expectations.
8. End it well
Yes, All's well that ends well So, end it with a happy thank you note and never be the first one to disconnect the call. Do not give out any impression that you are in a hurry to end the conversation. And, let's not forget to follow up with a thank you email and give her the impression that you are enthusiastic about the job. And that's all about the tips to handle a telephonic interview