Telephone interviews are one of
the initial methods to screen candidates. They are
meant to be a relatively quick and easy way to narrow
down the massive pool of applicants, before compiling
a short list for on premise interviews.
Once you start sending
out applications, be prepared for telephone interviews.
Practice your voice projection. Speak aloud to practice.
Ask someone else to listen to you or even record and
play yourself back. It's amazing how different you
sound. You will notice the bad habits... the "errrrrrs"
and "ummmmmms." Obviously, telephone practice
as well as general interview and question practice
are essential. Further, you should be able to demonstrate
a good knowledge regarding the job, company, its'
products and services and even its' competitors...that
means undertaking research.
Here are a few tips worth refering