How to ace the phone interview!
Woohoo, your cover letter and CV have made an impression, you have succeeded through the first round and its now time to participate in a phone interview. Now is the time to wow the person and if you don't, there will be no more rounds. Check out my tips below to make sure you are successful.
1. Show that you can cover the basics
At this stage they are trying to figure out if you match the basic requirements of the role, so make sure that you have studied the job description carefully. While on the phone make sure that you that you have a list next to you of everything that you believe is important for the role, along with your strengths. This will make sure that you don't miss anything during the interview.
2. Show them that you want the job
It's not only essential to show the recruiter that you have the skills for the role, but it's also important to show that your attitude is right as well. Make it clear during the phone interview that you are interested in the company as well as the role and are eager to learn more about both.
3. You are a "culture fit."
When hiring a candidate there are usually three essential requirements, 1. can they do the job 2, what value will they bring to the company and 3, are they going to fit into the culture of the comp[any. Before the interview research the company's culture, look at their website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter. This will allow you to figure out their brand personality and then throughout the interview show that you will fit and thrive with the company. Remember that every company knows that a disruptive employee can cause tremendous damage both to the moral inside the company and with customer relationships.
So remember to be prepared by doing your research, and then the rest of it is up to you! Show off your personality, enthusiasm and that you are interested in being part of their team!
Good luck xx