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How to Succeed at Telephone Interviews, Tips To Handle Telephonic Interviews

How to Succeed at Telephone Interviews, Tips To Handle Telephonic Interviews

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from Aasaanjobs. So, you have applied for your dream job and
being called for Round 2, the telephonic interview. Congratulations. Generally cracking the first round is the
toughest. But whether you are natural on a phone call
or they fill you with fear, a telephonic interview should not be overlooked. Hi, I am Deenaz from Aasaanjobs and I will
be giving you tips that will help you succeed at a telephonic interview. Before we move any further educating you,
let us see What a telephonic interview is. Telephonic interviews are a way to filter
out candidates who recruiters feel are not suitable for the job based on job description,
personality fit and the experience required. So lets start the preparation for it. First and foremost, have a snappy elevator
pitch in the back that sums up who you are and your experience in a concise way. Start with your current position and lay out
the key responsibilities there and then summarise your educational and professional steps that
you have taken to get to this position. Remember to keep it brief – three to four
sentences will do. You’ve got the whole interview to go into
further detail on your key achievements and skills. Make sure you know your CV and cover letter
inside out. Thats what you will be questioned on after
all. So be prepared for questions about your employment
and education. The best part of telephonic interview is that
you can keep you CV in front of you refer to it whenever needed. In the call, they are going to be fact checking
your CV and cover letter. So make sure you go over these and think of
anecdote evidence of your previous experience that you can share on the phone. While the interviewer can’t see you, it is
still a good idea to dress smart. This will make you feel more professional
and you will carry out the interview more confidently. Next up, while answering the call, sound professional. Not like you are greeting your mates. Also, remember to smile. This will ensure naturally that you sound
enthusiastic. If need be, stand up. This will make you feel more assertive. When it comes to answering competency based
interview questions, try to stick to STAR where you layout the situation you had to
face, the task that you had to do, the action you took and what the result was. It could be as short as 15 mins or take up
1 whole hour. It is essentially a way for your potential
new employer to ensure that your CV sticks to the fact before they take you in for a
face to face interview. Now that I have covered every aspect of how
a telephonic interview should be given, lets shift our focus to common mistakes that we
tend to make. A common mistake that people make that they
start to blabber. It’s tricky to estimate what the recruiter
is thinking since he is not sitting in front of you. Don’t worry about the silences on the call. It is not your job to fill them and feel free
to stop talking when you have made your point. So dress smart, keep it professional and make
sure you are fully prepared. I hope this video was helpful to you. If you liked the video, do comment below,
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