Be Prompt: Make yourself available at the agreed-upon time, no matter what. If your potential employer calls and you don’t answer, it sends a clear message: that the interview is not a priority. Treat the phone interview with the same courtesy and punctuality as you would an in-person interview. If the interview wasn’t planned and it’s not a convenient time for you, ask if you can make arrangements to be interviewed another day.
Be Aware of Surroundings: When you take that call, sit in a place where there aren’t a lot of distractions or noise. If you’re interviewing from home, make sure that you’re behind a closed door, away from the spouses, kids, and pets. Avoid conducting the interview in a common area, such as the kitchen or living room. If you’re interviewing from work, make sure that you can talk freely.
Act As If: Dress as if you’re taking part in an in-person interview. Even though your employer can’t see you, try sitting still instead of moving around from room to room (although moderate movement is fine).
Be Prepared: Have paperwork handy, including a copy of your resume and your references. You may even want to make a list of important key things to mention. Of course, be careful not to shuffle paperwork so loudly that the interviewer can hear, but feel free to have all-important pages at your fingertips.
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By Marissa Cohen