Did you know that many communication experts agree that 93% of all communication is non-verbal? Think about that in the frame of reference of a work interview. For each piece of info you tell the interviewer, they are gleaning 93% from your appearance, expressions from your face, posture and other things. This means that the added context you provide through your non-verbal communication gives the interviewer the major portion of the data they use to appraise your suitability for their company. You are a seasoned and properly prepared work interview candidate so you know what to expect when you get the call and the successive telephone interview questions.
In advance, set a time, pick the outfit, plan your route and stand by to amaze them. What? They'd like to interview you over the phone! That could be a surprising turn but there's no reason to let it throw you off. Like a face-to-face interview there are steps that you can take to ensure you're ready for all telephone interview questions. With 93% of the communication virtually eliminated, your words become that much more crucial because that is basically all you have got to offer them, so it is even more urgent to practice your words and to make sure you are short in your replies. As an exercise, note down the preferred telephone interview questions and your answers.
Now give them to a friend and have them phone you to practice. Make sure they shuffle the questions and have them give serious attention to not only the wording of your answers, and also to how briskly you speak and your voice clarity. You have no desire to sound too loud or too far away. Rushing your answers can make you sound twitchy. The conversation may also be recorded so you can listen to it by yourself. Most people are stunned at how they actually sound. So how do you handle some of the questions you’ll be asked during the telephone call? Next are some ideas to assist you to get that in-person interview.
Why do you want to leave your currently held job? Whatever you assert, never give the appearance of being negative, even though you worked in the worst job conceivable. It tells the interviewer that if you are negative about your existing environment (no matter how justified) there is a good chance you’ll be negative about their workplace. A saying about human interaction is that we like to be around positive folks and the tone you use can convey positive marks. Make this an opportunity to reiterate some of your strengths by mentioning that while you have enjoyed your time at your existing company, you wish to use talents that your existing employer does not need but which this possible employer does.
Say you have recently completed a training course in a specific PC program which will not be used at your present job but which you know is used heavily at this new employer. Let them know that in your research of the company you learned they use this particular software and that you have previously sought out training and want to put it into practical use. Not only have you supplied a terrific answer to what normally might be a troublesome question but you have also used that chance to provide several examples illustrating how you took initiative, an ideal example of the rule of giving them more than what they asked for, which is a talent all employer values. As importantly, it demonstrates how telephone interview questions can frequently be used to effectively span the communication openings left when the person cannot see you in the flesh.
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