You've just heard back from an employer, and they've scheduled a phone interview with you. Congratulations! Obtaining an interview is half the battle when you're looking for work. After all, you can send out resume after resume without any response back.
You'll want to be prepared before you start your phone interview. At Liberty Staffing, our goal is to see you succeed professionally. Some of our clients will want to meet you in person for an interview, and others may want to speak with you over the phone.
Here are five things that you should do in preparation for your phone interview. Read on.
1. Charge Your Phone
First, and probably most importantly, you'll want to make sure that your phone is fully charged before your scheduled interview time. If your phone is not charged, ensure that you have your phone charger with you during your interview so that you can easily solve a low battery issue.
2. Find a Quiet Place
Try your best to complete your phone interview while you are at home, if you can. Being at home during your interview should leave you feeling calmer and more relaxed. You can also easily find a quiet place in your home. The more quiet the space, the better to answer the hiring manager's questions. You won't have to worry about any distractions or loud noises that public spaces would provide.
3. Do Some Research
You should do some research about the company you're applying for. What services do they offer? When were they first established? What makes them different from other companies that are similar? What attracted you to apply to the role at hand?
Most interviewers will ask what you know about their company. The more knowledgeable that you can appear to the employer, the better. This will show that you are interested in the company and the job. You will come across as a go-getter to an employer when they see how much research you've done to prepare for the interview.
4. Have a Notepad and Pen Handy
Along with your phone charger, you should also have a notepad and pen near you during your phone interview. The employer may provide you with important information that you'll want jot down. For example, they will probably provide you with a timeline of when they'll be making a hiring decision, and what steps you can expect next.
5. Have Your Questions Ready
At the end of any interview, an employer will ask you if you have any questions. It's always good to have a list of questions ready before your interview. That way you won't forget any important points.
If you have some questions that the employer didn't address during your interview, this is when you can refer back to your list, and ask any questions that you have.
Need more phone interview tips? Contact your local Liberty Staffing branch location today! We connect great people with great jobs.