It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview. Start by studying the job description and candidate profile. This will identify the particular needs of the company and demonstrate that he possesses the necessary skills to cope. Find out everything you can about the company's products, services, history and culture. Make a special effort to identify areas where their skills and experience can be of particular value. Familiarize yourself with the company's Web site and be prepared to comment constructively on it if asked. Prepare a list of matching their achievements to the expressed needs of the company.

Keep this list in front of you during the interview and refer to it at every opportunity. Specify and quantify their achievements, for example, "sales rose 35% u or general EGAST u reduced by 27%. The interviewers are willing to hear about relevant challenges or problems faced at work, the concrete measures taken , and quantifiable results obtained. They try to identify the key competencies such as communication skills, analytical ability, teamwork, initiative and drive. Be prepared to give examples of how and when they have demonstrated these key competencies.

To get the feel of being interviewed by phone, compile a list of probable questions and ask a friend use it in a mock telephone interview. Prepare your answers carefully, using key words and phrases from the job description and candidate profile. Do not try to write their answers in their entirety or sound wooden and scripted. Select a quiet place will not be affected during the phone call. Keep your resume and cover letter, a copy of the job posting, and notes in front of you. Write down key points throughout the interview. It's a good idea to stand in a telephone interview that this makes the sound more secure and helps project a positive and professional image. That match their rate of speaking and tone of the interviewer will help you establish a good relationship. Professional radio broadcasters can vouch for the fact that a smile creates a friendly and enthusiastic impression. So make an effort to smile appropriately during the call. Since it is important to convey the impression that they are really interested in the company and willing to make a contribution, refer to the salient information you discovered during your research. Listen attentively to the interviewer's questions and comments. Respond appropriately to verbal or tonal signals. If you do not understand a question, ask for clarification. Provide well-developed, balanced and analytical answers. Avoid monosyllabic enou esiu and responds. When asked to explain their reasons for leaving his previous job, be sure to have positive reasons prepared. Under no circumstances should you criticize your previous employers or colleagues. Having researched the company and analyze the job description as suggested, you should find easy to prepare a series of thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer when the opportunity. At the end of the phone call, emphasize your interest in work and business, and reiterate your qualifications. Stress that you would like the opportunity of a face-to-person interview. After the interview, write a brief letter of thanks. Visit the author's website: Gerard McLoughlin, author has contributed career-related articles to hundreds of recruitment companies, websites and publications around the world including: United States Today,,, etc. To receive FREE professional advice on a regular basis, sign up today for

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