What is a Phone Interview & How to Pass It?

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Today, we can face that employers prefer to send a phone interview request to candidates for the required position. What is a telephone interview, and what is the aim of it?

Let's find out! 

What is a phone interview?

The telephone interview is the first stage of interviewing process that aims to get acquainted with a job applicant and with his/her initial professional and personal abilities as a candidate.

This stage of the interview is mainly conducted by the HR team.

How to be prepared for a phone interview?

For this point, we have the following recommendations:

  • Look through the company you will have a phone interview, and be prepared ahead.

  • Find a quiet place so no one can disturb you.

  • Sit and write down all questions that are important for you and would like to clarify during the call with an interviewer. 

  • Prepare paper and pencil to make notes during the phone interview not to forget important points during the conversation that can be needed for the next interview stages.

What questions are asked in a phone interview?

Here we have prepared for you the top 3 phone interview questions that you can face during the conversation:

  • Tell me about you. This means they want to know about your professional experience not personal.

  • Why did you leave your previous job? Here be delicate not to put in an awkward position you or your former employer.

  • What do you know about our company and why do you want to join us? Here, you need to be honest with your answers and stay natural without t artificial inflate.

To conclude

A phone interview is the acquaintance stage job applicant and potential employer. To succeed, take into account all the above-mentioned recommendations and be prepared. 


Last updated on: Nov 03, 2023 11:08
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