Working in Dublin Series - 7 Phone Interview Tips

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In the last posts of this Working in Dublin series we covered common interview questions, valuable general interview tips and CV writing tips. Now, it is time to talk about a phone interview, which will prepare you for your next interview by phone. 

Get ready for the next step in your journey to find a job with these 7 Phone Interview Tips that you help to succeed. These tips are from, a global provider of talent solutions. Check them all out:

  • #1 – Research the company: Research the company culture and the role. Study the job description and have clear examples ready to show how your skills align with what the company needs.
  • #2 – Prepare the answers: Prepare answers to common competency-based interview questions.
  • #3 – Prepare the questions: Prepare questions for the interviewer and have these printed or on a screen beside you. Two or three is plenty.
  • #4 – Question about company: Why do you want to work for the company? Know in your own mind why you have applied for this particular role. Passion can still be felt through a phone.
  • #5 – Practice interviewing: Practice answering questions (over the phone) with a friend or someone you trust to give honest feedback.
  • #6 – Prepare your place: Test your phone signal and make sure you have a quiet place to do the interview. If your family or housemates are at home at the same time let them know you’ll be interviewing.
  • #7 – Prepare some notes: Have something to write down beside you. For example, the interviewer might ask you to prepare x,y,z, or to send them something specific (for example a past project).

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