Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Interview Tips: Phone Interview Tips

 After writing a job winning resume and getting shortlisted for the personal interview, it is your chief responsibility to prepare well for the interview and clear it. Many times employers schedule a telephonic interview before calling you for the face-to-face personal interview. Here we provide you the basic phone interview tips those will be beneficial to you in clearing your telephonic test.

Like in a personal interview, there are many common questions asked by the employer during your telephonic round. Be prepared for these simple and basic questions to make an initial impact  on the interviewer. Telephone round is becoming a vital part of the interview processes. It helps the recruiter to know your communication skills. Most times, interviewers select the candidates on the basis of their performance in these telephonic rounds. Successful telephonic interview will definitely help you in getting the job. Below are some interview tips to help you clear this major round.

Phone Interview Tips:
  • Before spearing for the interview, prepare well for it. Know your strengths, weaknesses, accomplishments and answer the questions related to it effectively
  • When you are talking about your experiences on the telephone, have your resume in front of you to avoid any vagueness in your words
  • Also take notes of the questions asked by the interviewer and answers given by you
  • Turf off the appliances like TV, radio, mixer, etc. those create background noise creating disturbanceIt is important to respond to the question of the interviewer quickly, but make sure that you provide a relevant answer to the question. Wait for a second, think of the appropriate answer and respond instantly
  • Convey a thank you note after completion of the interview to display your interest in the position
  • Do not eat, chew or smoke during the phone interview
  • While answering the questions, make sure that your answers are relevant and to the point. Do not  say anything that is not relevant to the question asked by the employer
  • Listen to the interviewer carefully. Do not interrupt him in between when he is speaking
  • Keep your answers short and to the point. While keeping them short, make sure that you provide complete answer to the question
Common Interview Questions in Telephonic Interview:

Following are some important questions asked by the interviewer in the phone interview:

  1. Give your introduction
  2. Speak about your hobbies
  3. Why are you interested in this industry?
  4. Why are you interested in working in this company? 
  5. Tell me something about your previous work experiences
  6. Why do you find yourself eligible for this particular position?
  7. How can the company get benefited by selecting you?
  8. Where do you see yourself after five years?

Apart from these basic interview questions, interviewer may also ask the questions related to your core qualifications. You can practice for the interview before actually appearing for the interview. You can also take help of your friend who can interview you asking the same question that employer may ask.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent telephonic interview tips , it is very useful to job seekers to face their interview and job Portalalso offer this kind of informations