The Importance of Your Phone Interview

1 Mar

Article Title: The Importance of Your Phone Interview
Author Byline: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.
Author Website: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/

Much like in face-to-face interviews, job seekers should want to impress recruiters in their phone interviews. Just because the interviewer can’t see you, that does not mean he or she won’t be able to tell if you are a strong candidate for a job. There may be many candidates competing for the same position, and that’s why you must take advantage of your phone interview.

Why is your phone interview so important? If you do well, you’re one step closer to a job opportunity. Here are some other thoughts to keep in mind:

The phone interviewer cannot give you the job, but they can take it away from you – [underline “The phone interviewer cannot give you the job, but they can take it away from you”]Too many mistakes in your interview might disqualify you from the job, even if a potential employer thinks you are an ideal candidate.

Recruiters are your allies on the inside – [underline “Recruiters are your allies on the inside”]You never know who can help you land a job. A good phone interview could turn your recruiter into your reference.

Your resume doesn’t tell the whole story – [underline “Your resume doesn’t tell the whole story”]Do your research on the job you’re applying for and the company itself. A potential employer wants to know that you understand their specific needs.

Job seekers should not underestimate the importance of their phone interviews. Like face-to-face interviews, phone interviews provide candidates with opportunities to make good first impressions on recruiters.

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http://thecareernews.com/newsletter.php?news=2449&archive=0 [link to http://thecareernews.com/newsletter.php?news=2449&archive=0%5D

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.


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