Thread: Any tips for phone interviews?
05-23-2007, 11:01 AM #1
Any tips for phone interviews?
I have a phone interview coming up in a week and figured I might ask for some suggestions or tips from prior experiance. Anything will be helpful, thanks
05-23-2007, 02:38 PM #2
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Even though this is for all of the marbles, don't panic now!
Oral by phone:
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.
Don’t use a cel or speaker phone. If you can, use a hands free head-set.
Take the call standing up in front of a mirror to project your smiling, confident image over the phone line to convince them you’re the right fit for the badge._____________________________________________
"Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"
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05-26-2007, 12:02 PM #3
05-26-2007, 04:56 PM #4
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05-26-2007, 07:54 PM #5
Clean the wax out of your left ear. Lock the girlfriend and dog out of the house.
And like Bob said- NO cell phone.
05-30-2007, 12:30 PM #6
Thank you guys for replying, Your tips were very helpful, hopefully something good comes from this interview, again, thanks for your help
05-30-2007, 03:30 PM #7
My friend once had a phone interview with his Background investigator. During the multiple questions, his country accent kicked in and he was saying "yeah" and "noh" frequently.
The BG had to stop the interview mid-way and adivise the Candidate that there are paper boxes being checked and for now on clearly say "yes" or "no" to keep the process flowing smooth.
05-30-2007, 04:24 PM #8
I believe my interview went well, it was a very short preliminary interview, I will find out in a week if i move on in the process, again guys, thanks for all of your help!
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