Our Top Phone Interview Tips

As a recruitment company, phone interviews are step one in how Medix meets new candidates, learns their strengths and finds them the perfect opportunity. We wanted to take this opportunity to share our top phone interview tips to help all job seekers through this crucial first step of the interview process

Always Prepare

Prepare for your phone screen just like you would an in-person interview. Research the company, learn all you can about the position and have your answers to standard questions at the ready. Also, plan your own questions to ask the interviewer at the end of the conversation.

Print It All Out

Print the job description, your notes and your resume, so you can have them in front of you during the interview for reference. This will help keep your thoughts organized, as you can check talking points off as you move along.

Call from a Quiet Place

If you can, have your phone interview at home. Of course, it’s not always possible, so if you’re elsewhere, do you best to make sure it’s a quiet setting. You wouldn’t want the background noise to distract you or your interviewer!

Think About How You Talk

Phone interviews eliminate that nonverbal communication that comes with in-person interviews. You need to make up for it by speaking clearly and slowly while making sure you sound enthusiastic. Smiling while you speak automatically brings energy to your words.

Say Thank You!

Again, just like a face-to-face interview, you must send a ‘thank you’ after your phone screen. The interviewer still took time out of his/her day to speak to you, so an email or handwritten ‘thank you’ is definitely necessary.

Phone interviews are gateways to jobs, so make sure you follow our tips and give it your all!

By Kaitlin Nickrent
Kaitlin Nickrent