Create A Little Mystique
Answering the phone the very first ring will set your employer to thinking you’re easily available and can leave them thinking you’re not worthy. If you want to create a little hype then you’ll want them to know you’re wanted. This is best done by also making sure you’re not available for the first appointment for an interview. Let them know you have others interested in meeting with you so they see how desirable you are.
The interview is your best chance at getting another interview or even getting hired. In order to get the best out of your phone interview utilize your most critical tool; our voice. Speak clearly, do not mumble and most certainly do not multi task while having your phone interview.
Develop A Rapport
First impressions matter so make sure you answer the phone friendly and professional. Also be prepared to answer questions in a professional yet personal manner. Also, it’s a good idea to take a few moments to listen to how they speak and mirror them. This is a useful tool in developing chemistry and getting them to like you.
A Little Background Research
Getting to know the company by doing a little background research on who they are, their mission and their vision for the future is the best way to get a feel for whether or not this company is right for you. It will also help you with the interview.