I need help. I have a phone interview Thursday and am worried. I have never done a phone interview. Any words of wisdom?

Chiefs Oral by phone:

Because of time and distance, phone interviews are becoming more common. It could be to whittle down the numbers for a final in person interview.

Deactivate your call waiting beep. Remove pets and any other distractions.

Donít use a cel or speaker phone. If you can, use a hands free head-set. Take the call standing up in front of a mirrorto project your smiling, confident image over the phone line to convince the chief youíre the right fit for the badge.

Your voice is important here. Practice your timing, inflection and cut out the pause fillers with a tape recorder.

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