3 Unusual Phone Interview Tips
1. Smile – Believe it or not, even though the hiring manager can’t physically see you, smiling can help to promote a positive tone in your voice. So, practice smiling in the mirror before your interview… Yeah, I know it sounds cheesy, but trust me, it really works…
2. Dress to Impress – I know what you’re thinking, is it really necessary to dress up? Well, would you hire you, if you showed up at the interview with your pajamas and flip flops on? Of course, no one’s asking you to put on a 3-piece suit just to talk on the phone. However, psychologically, you naturally project more professionalism and confidence when you dress the part…
3. Practice Your Answers- Obviously, being able to effectively communicate is key in any interview. However, more than anything, your voice, tone, and the way you deflect your dialect and accent needs to SOUND convincing in a phone interview. PRACTICE, and record yourself asking and answering common interview questions. Then replay it for a friends nonbiased opinion. And if they’re not impressed, 9 times out of 10, your potential employer won’t be either…
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