Telephone and interview tips to ensure success
Teleworkers are people who spend part, if not all, of their working hours in a place other than the workplace. For most people is their home. For this one must have a variety of “telecommunication technologies” such as a telephone, Internet, various computer programs and a fax machine in a file.
Teleworkers need to have excellent skills when it comes to the laborious task of telephone interviews. The first most important phone interview tip is to always be prepared in case you are contacted for an interview, no matter what time of day it is. Many employers do not give away the leaders in advance about when they will be calling to talk to them.
Another important phone interview tip is to prepare for his interview in the same way you would a regular “in person” interview. Anticipate what questions you can do and have the right answers in your mind (or written on paper) even before the interview begins. Be ready and willing to answer questions about their educational background, work experience and skills. Also be prepared to tell the recruiter or prospective employer what you could do for him or her.
Prepare a list of questions to ask the interviewer. Always ask for at least a few questions, since it shows that you are paying attention and are very interested in the position in question. Please note that telephone interviews are sometimes more difficult to measure because it has to rely entirely on the spoken word. Neither the interview nor interviewee is able to collect in the body language or any nuances of behavior, but must go by the words and questions that arise with the pitch and intonation of words. Care and maintain a balanced, professional and polite tone of voice at all times.
It is essential in a phone interview for a Telecommute talk like a person in the know. Do not allow too many “UMS”, “okays”, “Do not know” or “UHS” as these words do not carry with them an air of knowledge or confidence. Always have your resume nearby so you can see during your phone interview. After all the interviewer is looking for on your resume, why should not you be so good?
Other important tips include turning the call waiting function so there are no interruptions, ensure that you are alone in the room and no noise anywhere near the disruption of the interview and a practical notebook and paper to record any relevant information be collected from the interview.