Very little in the interview process is more stressful than the phone interview. You can't rely on your charming on-paper skills or your dashing good looks; instead, it's just your voice stepping on the words of the person on the other end. Ace your next phoneterview with these tips.
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Career blogger Marci Alboher offers up a handful of great ideas for acing your next phone interview, like, strange as it may sound, dressing up:
Dress up. Really. There's lots of evidence showing that how we dress affects how we work. So, if you're home and tempted to do the call in your pajamas, take it up a notch.
The post suggests several other worthwhile tips, from the obvious (be prepared) to more helpful reminders (take time to digest a question, even if that means a little silence, rather than jumping right into an answer).
If you've got your own killer phone interview suggestion, let's hear it in the comments.
How to ace a telephone interview [Manage Your Life]