As you pursue full-time, part-time and internship opportunities, it’s likely you will be faced with remote interviewing techniques such as phone interviews*. Phone interviews are similar to in-person interviews, but have their own unique challenges. These tips will help you master the phone interview and move on to the next round!
Phone Interview Tips
Dress in the same attire as through you were going to an in-person interview.
Make sure your interview location is free from distractions or other noise, close doors if necessary and turn off other phones (cell phones, pagers, PDA, iPod).
Keep a copy of your resume and other interview materials in front of you.
Have a writing tool and paper ready for notes.
If interviewing with more than one person over the phone, write the names of each interviewer on your notepad. This will help you visualize responding to the interview team.
If possible, turn off call waiting.
Practice with a friend or family member. Have someone call you and ask you interview questions over the phone.
Speak clearly and confidently.
Take your time. Don’t rush your answers.
*In addition to phone interviews, you are highly encouraged to utilize Montage Talent. Montage Talent allows you to conduct live video conference interviews with a webcam.