In his article for U.S. News and World Report’ s On Careers, Arnie Fertig reveals, 4 Essential Objectives For Your Phone Interview.
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Job hunters often think of phone screening interviews as obstacles to be overcome rather than valuable opportunities to gain credibility. However, if you anticipate and meet the needs of your human resources interviewer, you will transform that person into your advocate within the company.
Unlike an in-person meeting with a hiring manager, where many of the details of the position and your background will be discussed, this is more of an overview discussion. Your interviewer will develop a profile for each candidate, along with general impressions. By the way you speak, skilled interviewers will draw conclusions about your ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively, as well as your personality, your attitude, and how you might fit into the company’s culture.
Here are four key things to focus on achieving in the phone interview: