Interviewing for a job over the phone can be just as stressful as interviewing in person. You can prepare yourself mentally and get in a good mindset by dressing up like they will be right there in the room with you. Photo by John Blyberg.
Career coach and recruiter Peggy McKee at Careerealism suggests you dress up like you're going to have the interview in person anyway. Put on your favourite suit, wear some nice shoes and do whatever else you would normally do if you were trying to look your best. Even though they won't see you, you'll know that you look your best and you'll feel more confident because of it. Dressing the part also puts you in a professional mindset. Instead of thinking about lounging around or the house chores you need to work on, your mind will be focused on work things and the skills you have. The secret to having a great phone interview is treating it like an in-person interview.
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