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Chapter 2: Tryouts: Getting Past Screeni... > Sounding Qualified on the Phone

Sounding Qualified on the Phone

Even though talking on the phone gives a casual impression, you need to present yourself as a qualified professional for the job you want.

Mobile phones are wireless and include cell phones, smartphones, and feature phones. Although mobile phones have become the norm in a mobile world, they still suffer from too many can-you-hear-me-now moments to be your first choice for a life-altering event like a screening interview.

tip.eps Generally, wired land-line phones of good quality remain the most reliable for excellent audio quality.

Because most people don’t prepare for screening phone interviews as rigorously as they prepare for face-to-face meetings, the casualty fallout is heavy. The telephone “screen call” can come at any time, day or night.


  

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