Many people see the phone interview as a simple screening, but in reality it may be your first and only chance to make a positive impression on the hiring manager or company as a whole. For this reason, it is important be prepared, engaged, and ready to ask questions throughout the entire interview.
While some phone interviews are weighted more heavily than others, never downplay any interview’s significance. The phone interview is the first step in the door and, for this reason, can be more important than the in-person interview. Without making a great first impression during the phone interview, the in-person interview may never take place.
To ensure a successful phone interview, the recruiters at Baker Tilly Search & Staffing recommend following these key steps:
While a phone interview alone may not land you the job, making light of the situation may cost you the opportunity for a second in-person interview.
For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly Search & Staffing recruiting specialists can help, contact our team.