5 Tips for Making a Great Impression on a Phone Interview

You’ve put in the work to make your resume shine, and you have everything an employer wants out of a new hire, both of which have combined to net you a phone interview. To boost your chances of getting a job offer, Beacon Resources is here to offer five stellar ways to ace your upcoming phone interview.

  1. Be Sure You’re Well-Prepared

This should go without saying, but we’ll add it to the list anyway. Before your interview, start gathering as much information as you can about the company you’ll interview with. If you’re hired, you’ll likely learn these details anyway, so you might as well get a head start. Another reason to do deep research is so that you’ll be able to ask well-informed questions, which makes you look good and lets the company know you’re serious about wanting to work for them.

  1. Dress Like You’re Going In for a Face-to-Face Interview

Just because you won’t see the person interviewing you is no excuse to wear pajamas or jeans for your interview. Dress in the same professional attire you would for a face-to-face interview, which is sure to give you that extra boost of confidence you need to feel and sound your best.

  1. Project and Enunciate

To save time and to keep from having to repeat yourself, practice projecting and enunciating your words so that you can be clearly understood the first time.

  1. Find a Quiet Place For Your Phone Interview

Be sure you put the dog away, turn the TV off, put the kids down for a nap and take care of anything else that might kick up noise in the background during your phone interview. You’ll also want to make sure your phone is fully charged.

  1. Send a Thank-You Email

Once your phone interview is over, be sure to send a thank-you email to reinforce your interest in the job and let the hiring manager know you’d like to schedule a face-to-face interview if you’d like to continue with the hiring process.

Check out Top 3 Interview Questions and How To Answer Them for more job interview tips!