Interview on the phone what mistakes should you avoid

In the 21st century no one should be surprised by unusual forms of interviewing a candidate. Companies are more and more willing to use such tools as videoconferencing or regular telephone conversations. This saves a lot of time and allows you to select those candidates who are really worth making an appointment with. Have you been invited to an interview on the phone? Remember to avoid these errors.
The recruiter will always first call you to ask for a convenient appointment date. Choose the moment you want to really focus on the conversation. For example, plan an hour when nothing will distract you. Don’t be afraid to refuse to talk if you simply don’t have time to do so. Your hurry and disappointment will certainly not escape the attention of the recruiter.
No coverage
Always the best way to make a remote job call is to use a landline phone. This eliminates common coverage problems or crackles that can occur during a mobile phone call.
If you have no other option, at least make sure you are in a place with good reach and in a quiet room. Noise from the street or other people’s conversations can distract you unnecessarily and make the recruiter perceive you as one who does not care about your job.
Tidiness in speaking
Many people make a typical mistake and think that if the recruiter doesn’t see them, they don’t have to take care of the details. On the other hand, it is exactly the opposite. When you are on the phone, remember to present yourself in the best possible way and to inspire confidence in your person. Take care of your diction, speak clearly and calmly, do not shout, do not sap, do not shake. All of this makes the conversation difficult and can make you ineligible for a face-to-face meeting.
Too brief or too lengthy answers
The telephone interview is conducted with one aim in mind: to check whether the candidate is promising enough to take the time for an individual meeting. The recruiter will ask you a few or a dozen important questions, expecting specific answers. This is not the time to show off your eloquence. However, you can’t stop at the casual “Yes”, “No”, “Of course”, etc.
Contrary to appearances, a phone call does not have to be easier than a face-to-face call. You have no possibility to shine a tidy image, you do not see the recruiter and you cannot read his reaction. Remember not to make any mistakes listed by us, which will significantly increase your chances of moving on to the next stage of recruitment.

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