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How can you land a job from a phone interview?

Aside of having my first job interview, it was a phone interview. It was intense.

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Victor’s Answer

Hello Diego, phone interviews could be challenging, but I can recommend yo a few things.
1. Try to be as authentic as possible, so that the other person can feel that.
2. Smile, one of the challenges is that over the phone is sometimes difficult to accurately score a candidate because you can not see their expression.
3. Speak confidently. Again, try to be in a quite environment so that you dont have distractions and can speak confidently.
4. Talk about your accomplishments. Talk about your skills but specifically about your accomplishments.
5. Ask questions. About the job, ask about about how success looks like in the new position, metrics, etc.
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Crystal’s Answer

Phone interviews are sometimes as stressful as in-person interviews. My suggestions would be to 1) make sure you are in a quiet space where you won't be interrupted 2) turn all your other devices off or silent (including other phones, tablets, televisions) 3) have your notes in front of you easily reachable but spread out so you don't have to rustle papers 4) listen closely to the interviewer and try not to talk over them 5) sound excited and optimistic about the opportunity 6) don't worry about filling the silence, remember it's a conversation - not a competition.
Good luck!
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Adrienne’s Answer

I have had many phone interviews and landed jobs from them. When interviewing over the phone, I would suggest writing down notes beforehand. This can include questions that you have so you want forget them or even write down answers to questions that you may be asked. Having notes will help you communicate better. When interviewing by phone some people like to dress in interview clothing and look in the mirror so that they still have the confidence they would in a regular in person interview.
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Jonathon’s Answer

I've given phone interviews and I've been on the receiving end. The important thing in any interview is to relax. You're nervous, we know this. Don't overcompensate with over confidence. At the beginning of the call you'll probably be involved in a friendly conversation, keep it energetic, fun, no complaints. Eventually they'll get to the questions. Sell yourself, don't exaggerate yourself. Remember to always be polite, courteous, don't interrupt, and wait for the end of every question. Answer any questions honestly, and keep it short and concise. Keep these in mind and you'll do fine.

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