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CHAPTER 7: ACE THE INTERVIEW AND SNAG TH... > Phone Interviews Are Your Friends

Phone Interviews Are Your Friends

If you’re interviewing from a distance, your interview may initially be conducted on the phone. Lucky for you, you’re an ace at phone interviews! And hey, if you’re not, fake it ’til ya make it. You’ve conducted informational interviews already, so you’re no beginner. The difference, of course, is that you’re specifically interviewing for a position. Well, just ’cuz it’s on the phone doesn’t mean it lacks importance or seriousness.

Preparing for a Phone Interview

Ready to ace it, are ya? Treat it like a normal face-to-face-interview. Do not wear pajamas. I repeat: Do not wear pajamas. Even though it’s on the phone, come on, take yourself seriously. You don’t need to be all decked out in an interview suit, pantyhose and all, but please feel confident and put together. Oh yeah, brush your teeth, comb your hair, and be presentable. While you’re at it, definitely wake up with at least 30 minutes to spare before the interview. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve conducted phone interviews with people who literally just woke up. Of course, this created visions in my head about their unbrushed teeth, uncombed hair, and overall inability to focus.


  

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