字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Job interview tips series 5 insider tips for phone interviews In this week’s job search tip, we’re going to go over the different types of job interviews and how you should prepare for them. Today we’re going to talk about phone interviews and a few tips and tricks to help you nail yours. That’s coming up. [INTRO] Hi guys, I’m Kim with Snagajob, your number one source for hourly jobs and welcome to job hunters, our weekly job search advice show where we go over everything from resume tips to interview advice and everything in between. So I think that phone interviews are kind of like taking an open note test. You are allowed to see everything out in front of you, you can have notes out in front of you, and you can even lay out common job interview questions and how exactly you want to answer them. While this is really lucky, you wanna make sure you don't just rely on your notes to get ahead of your interview. Hi… my name is… (groan)... where is the... Interviewing over the phone can be kind of tricky. The interviewer can’t see your awesome smile or your super cool outfit, and can only really rely on your voice to get a sense of your professionalism. (Talking on the phone in a very small, timid voice - almost mumbling and barely Chances are, the interviewer probably has a lot of phone interviews lined up through out the day. You really need to do everything that you can to stand out and get remembered for the right reasons. So, while it may be really tempting to just lay in bed in your pajamas and talk over the phone, you really don't want to do that. So here are a few tips to help you stand out from the crowd. 1) Be ready early - We’ve heard from employers who called a job seeker during their scheduled interview time, only to be met with voice mail. This is completely unacceptable. Whatever the case may be for the reason you didn't answer the call. You're running behind, they're running behind, your clock is a little fast, and you just didn't think they call you. It doesn't matter. You wanted to treat this like you're doing an in-person interview and be ready about 10 minutes early. This way, you can calm all your nerves and just be there ready for when they call. 2) Clean up - I don’t know about you, but I am at my very best when I’m showered, dressed professionally and I'm in a clean area. You may be thinking, “Kim, are you crazy!? The best thing about taking a phone interview is that you don't have to clean up, you don't have to shower” But you really want to do your best to be as organized and as professional as possible and by cleaning up yourself and cleaning up the area around you, you won't have any distractions and you can just really concentrate on the interview itself. during the interview is clean, organized and noise free (simply muting the television doesn’t count!). You don’t want any distractions from the interview itself. 3) Practice - Alright. I know I tell you this all the time, but you really really have to practice what you're going to say in a job interview. If you are using the cellphone, make sure you practice before hand where you're actually going to take the call. Find a nice and quiet place with really good reception. Nothing kills a phone interview faster than a dropped call. “Can you hear me now?” "Sorry, um..." "Any...any better?" "What about now?" "How about now?" 4) Stand in the light – Did you know that standing up while you’re talking on the phone can help you sound more confident and articulate what you want to say? This little trick may help you sound more interested and passionate than just lounge around on a recliner. Also, do not hold your phone interview in a dark room. Rooms like this can make you a little sleepy and disorientated, and interviewers will be able to tell. While these 4 steps may seem a little obvious or annoying to you, these small steps can make a really big difference in your phone interview. Just think, if you are a little lazy with it and don’t prepare, someone can come up and take the opportunity right out from under you. Thanks for joining us today. If you like this video, please let us know below, so we know so we know to continue to make videos like this. And if you have any questions about phone interviewing or your job search in general, comment below and we'll make sure to get back to you. And don't forget to subscribe to our youtube channel by clicking that little button right threre and you'll get a new job search video every week. If you're ready to get your job search started, click the button down there and you'll start getting daily job alerts full off opportunities in your area. Bye!