Given the current circumstances, chances are high that you’ll either be undertaking a phone or video interview during your job search from home. Telephone interviews carry their own set of challenges, so what steps can you take to make sure you’re properly prepared to make the best impression on your prospective employer?
Before your telephone interview
You may not be meeting your employer face-to-face, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare as if you were. Give yourself plenty of time before the telephone interview to:
The day of your telephone interview
When the day arrives, take the time to ready yourself mentally and if you’re working, clear your diary either side of the interview so you don’t feel rushed for time:
During your telephone interview
You may be undertaking the interview over the phone, but it helps to imagine you’re sat in front of the interviewer which will help you 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 the 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 your consultant today.
Gaelle joined Hays in 1999, and in her time with the business, she has led dedicated teams providing expert recruitment services for a wide range of sectors and professions. In 2018, Gaelle started her current role as UK&I Director of Hays Permanent Appointments, where she works with 800 Permanent Appointments consultants across the UK and Ireland. She helps organisations to find the talent they need to achieve their goals, and help customers to find the roles they need to move their careers forwards. In July 2020, Gaelle was also appointed as UKI Director of Hays Construction & Property, leading the 300+ recruitment consultants in the largest specialist Construction & Property recruiter in the UK.
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