In every interview it’s important to ask questions—that includes phone interviews. Asking questions makes you seem more intelligent and interested in the job. It makes you more appealing to hiring managers—as long as you don’t ask questions you could easily find the answers for with a Google search. Related: 3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips If you ask the right questions, you also gain a strategic advantage. You can find out what the interviewer really cares about. What questions are the best ones to ask?
Do you get nervous before phone interviews? You are not alone… it’s very common. Here are three tips to help you feel more confident, so you give better answers in your phone interview and get invited to the next step: the face-to-face interview. Related: How To Ace A Phone Interview
Phone interviews are so important—they are your gateway to get to the face-to-face. Companies really try to screen candidates out with these interviews, because they need to narrow down their list to bring on site. So you need to do everything you can to give yourself the edge and ace that interview so you can move forward. Related: How To Ace A Phone Interview However, phone interviews can present some unique challenges. It can feel unnerving to not be able to see the interviewer’s face, or have them see yours. So what can you do? Beyond knowing great answers to phone interview questions, keeping ‘cheat sheets’ in front of you, and asking questions of your own, here are three surprising tips that may help you ace your phone interview.