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Phone Interview 101 -Now this is coming from someone who works in HR and conducts interviews on a regular basis. My guess is more than one person has violated her 3 rules of Phone Interview 101 for her to feel the need to post this on her personal Facebook page.
1- Be friendly and sound interested when the recruiter calls you (you accepted the invitation)!
2- Research the company you are interviewing for - it does make a difference!
3- The phone interview is very important --- it will determine if you are invited in for the next interview.
What's interesting about this recruiter's frustration is that it is also probably the same frustration a radio DJ has when interviewing a new recording artist. As I've previously shared in a past blog ("5 Things To Remember When Doing a Phoner") which evidently bears repeating, these rules apply to both telephone job interviews and radio phoners. A DJ's Phoner 101 list would read very much like the one above:
Phoners 101 -These are just the top three mistakes interviewees are making. There are other common interview faux pas that I coach clients on to help them put their best foot forward in a variety of interviews. Whether you are a job seeker or a recording artist trying to promote your latest single, this advice coming straight from the person actually doing the interview is advice you need to follow. I promise, if you help make their job easier, they will love you for it, which will pay off with a possible job offer or increased spins of your song!
1- Be friendly and sound interested when on the phone with the DJ (you accepted the invitation)!
2- Research the radio station you are interviewing with - it does make a difference!
3- The phoner is very important --- it will determine if you are invited in for an in-studio interview or another phoner for your next single.