Created on Thursday, 29 October 2009 13:18
Written by Elaine
Some employers make use of phone interviews to select a pool of potential candidates they will call up for a face-to-face interview. Essential skills, experience or vital information are usually asked for during the phone conversation to eliminate candidates who do not make the basic requirements and hence are deemed not worthy of an interview.
For the company, it saves them the time and resources to receive and assess one less candidate. Other times, it could be for a long-distance career application or a call from a manager out of town.
Many job seekers dismiss the phone interview as unimportant and needless to make a fuss about. Others get duped by the caller that it is not an interview at all.
But while a phone interview may not be important enough to earn you the job, it could just be the reason why you were not called up for an interview.
Here are some tips for a phone interview.
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