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Telephonic interview tips to help you find the ideal job

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Interviews, no matter how many times we go through them, are never easy.

In these modern times, when technology has a hold on all of us, interviews, especially the first rounds are done through various means. One such way the recruiters use to communicate & evaluate the candidates is phone interviews.

Now, you may have gone through a telephonic interview. You may have thought that it’d be the same as a face-to-face interview. How disappointed were you when the time came and you realized that you are not at all prepared and how different the experience was?

Well, let’s hope that doesn’t happen to you again or at all for that matter.

In this blog, we are going to mention a few telephone interview tips that will surely help you ace your next telephonic interview.

How to Prepare for telephonic Interview

Do your research

Research about the company, the important heads such as the CEO, VP, Director, or HR Manager, the position you are applying for, the job description, etc. Write down the important details on a piece of paper and put it down next to you so as to be ready to answer any question the interviewer might throw your way.

Find a good spot

For the interview, find the perfect spot where there will be less distraction and good phone network reception. This will ensure a clear discussion between you and the interviewer without any disturbance.

Practice as you would for a face-to-face interview

Google the most asked interview questions and practice your answers out loud. Try standing in front of a mirror and interviewing yourself. This will enhance your confidence in the actual interview.

Now, on to the dreaded phone interview.

Greet the interviewer with confidence

When you answer the phone or when you call the interviewer, sound confident when you greet them. As the interviewer cannot see you, your voice is your armor. Once the interviewer perceives that you are a confident person based on your voice, it will be a smooth sail from there.

Be articulate

When questions are asked, ensure that your train of thought is not all over the place. Stick to the point, speak clearly, and be precise. Avoid using pause fillers such as ‘um’, ‘erm’, etc.

Active Listening

Focus on what the interviewer is saying and listen closely and clearly. Reply appropriately to the questions asked. Active listening is a skill that recruiters look for in prospective employees.


Though the interviewer may not be able to see you, a smile on your face when answering questions goes a long way in showing them your enthusiasm. This way, you get to show them that you are an optimist.

Take notes

Note everything that you think is important for future references. In fact, record the interview on your phone. This way, you will be able to prepare more easily for the next round or even for your future interviews.

Ask questions

During the interview, when the chance arises, ask relevant questions to the interviewer. To do this, list out the questions you want to ask beforehand and place them next to you. Asking questions shows that you are a serious candidate who is keen on learning new things.

End on a good note

At the end of the interview, thank the interviewer for his/her time and for the opportunity to get interviewed. Don’t forget to smile to show them that you are a positive person.

These are some of the tips which can definitely help you ace your next telephonic interview. Well, now that you have everything you need, we will leave you here with our best wishes

Good Luck!

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