An interview is the process of interaction between two persons- the interviewer and the interviewee. On the basis of the information furnished by the candidate in the form of resume, the interviewer short lists the candidates who are called for the interview. The interview is really an overall skill examining of short duration.  An interview is the most commonly used method and satisfactory way of obtaining information. To be effective and economical, interviews need to be well planned.


The phone interview is an instrument for the recruiters to evaluate whether you are a genuine candidate and choose whether or not to take you further through the application process. The inquiries are more likely to concentrate all the more on your general abilities and skills. Your point is to attempt to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment in a short discussion. The questions in the interview should be asked at the right level. For that, it is important to obtain prior knowledge of the duties and responsibilities from which a check list of questions can be drawn up.


The positive thing about telephone interviews is that they are speedier and more convenient for both candidate and the recruiter than organizing a face to face interview. Most organizations utilize the phone interview as a preliminary procedure, a low force interview conducted by a human resource executive to gauge the applicant's interests, skills and abilities before putting a manager's time in a direct personal interview. Great advantage of phone interview is that the students can have notes handy in front of you. It is very is useful.  Avoid the distractions while you are attending the telephone interview. Make a silent atmosphere for the interview.


Prepare well before starting the interview. Practice makes you perfect in the interview. Being nervous about interview is natural. If you are prepare and well rehearsed, you can turn that nervousness into energy. Everyone needs certain amount of anxiety and tension in order to perform well in an interview. You will forget about your nerves once you are focused on the interview. Talk clearly and at a sensible pace. Verify you figure out as much as you can about the recruiter. Read the job descriptions carefully and consider how you coordinate the selection criteria. You can consider the following points to perform well in your phone interview.


  • Be ready at the scheduled time of interview. Schedule the call for a time when you can concentrate completely. Take some time to research the job and the company. The more prepared you are for the interview, the smoother it will go.


  • Have a glass of water nearby. If you feel your mouth gets dry and tightening the throat, take a small sip during a natural pause.


  • Focus, listen, and enunciate. It's important to focus on the interview and that can be harder on the phone than in person.
  • You have to listen to the question carefully, you can ask for clarification if you are not sure what the interviewer is asking, and speak clearly and carefully when you respond to their questions. Concentrate on your use of language and voice while you are attending the telephonic interview.


  • Open the company's website in your browser in front of you, so you can quickly check for company information if the interviewers ask it in the conversation.


  • Be ready and well prepared to respond when the interviewer asks whether you have any questions for him or her. You have to find out some questions to ask them about the job before starting the interview. Make your questions reflect your knowledge of the employer.


  • Have a copy of both the job description and a copy of the resume or application you submitted in front of you before the interview starts. Then you can easily answer the interviewer about the company and any questions with confidence.


  • Do not inquire about salary or benefits in the initial interview unless the employer raises the issue. Sell yourself in the interviews with your maximum efforts.


  • Stress your achievements and abilities as well as your skills and experience.


In closing, the interviewer may ask if there were any skills, qualities, or accomplishments that were not discussed. Take this time to tell the interviewer about relevant skills that were not covered. Always thank the interviewer before you finish your call. Write a thank you letter for their valuable time and the conversation and mail it to them. Sending thank you letter by mail is a formal way to impress the recruiter. Do not just say thank you to the interviewer but emphasize a specific point about the interview, if desired. And also you can stress your strengths and value for the position. Let the interviewers know you are interested in this interview and job. You have to demonstrate the interest and enthusiasm throughout the interview.

Author Bio: I'm Christy Nelsen, a freelance writer and academic enthusiast. I'm currently working for college essay writing service, an online source for getting assistance on popular topics. I write about almost all topics and always aim to give something helpful for my readers.

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