With more companies opening up satellite offices and/or allowing employees to work from home, it is becoming more and more common to conduct phone interviews.
Now you may think that answering interview questions while you’re still in your pj’s sounds amazing, but it actually may be more difficult. Without being face to face, it can be challenging to decipher how the interview is going.
One complaint about phone interviews, is that the potential employee can sometimes sound bored or tired. Here are some tips found on Mashable to help you become a phone interview expert:
Strike a Pose
Sure you may have Madonna’s “Vogue” stuck in your head now, but it’s actually been proven that if you prepare with a “power pose”, you will sound more confident. Simply stand with your legs shoulder-length apart, put your hands on your hips and stick your chest out. Do this for two minutes and then go ahead and show that interview who’s boss.
Your grandmother has been telling you this for years and guess what? She’s right. Any public speaking class will advise that you stand or sit straight up to sound more effective and on point.
Sure your resume got you the interview, but it’s your sparkling personality that will get you the job. Be sure to smile because your voice will be upbeat and enthusiastic. Ultimately, this is what will make the hiring manager want to meet you for a second face-to-face interview.
For more interview – in-person or via telephone – tips and to find your next job, contact one of our team members at Maxsys Solutions.