|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|| How did phone interview pro begin? -- What is a phone interview? -- Five key elements of a successful phone interview -- A phone interview is like a date -- The phone interview is a dance -- Talk radio -- Join Toastmasters International -- Get ready. -- Control Your Surroundings. Home-field advantage -- Ready your space -- Remove all background noise -- They may not be able to see you, but they can hear you -- What to do if there is noise in the background. -- Tools For Success. Use a landline -- Disable call waiting -- Headset vs handset -- Caller ID. -- Warm-Up. Research the company -- Research your interviewer -- What time is it? -- Read the newspaper -- Open-book test -- Call the day before -- Group phone interviews. -- Ready Yourself. Give yourself plenty of time -- Be well-rested -- Eat something -- Nature rules -- Voice -- Ums and ahhs -- Set the tone and pace of the interview -- Dress up like you would face-to-face. -- Make an Impression. Wait a beat -- Start with hello -- Phone interview handshake -- Conversation -- Attitude is key -- Etiquette -- Be earnest -- Be humble -- Laughter -- Stay focused, don't multitask -- Talk to a photograph -- Keep track of time -- 15-minute rule -- Take notes -- Relax and have fun! -- World-Class Phone Interview in Action. It's in your control -- Listen carefully -- Don't interrupt! -- There is no need to rush -- Say your name -- Say the person's name -- Use vivid words -- Get to the point -- Say how you feel -- Ask knockout questions -- Solving, not selling -- Make money, save money -- What not to say on your phone interview -- Don't be desperate -- You are in demand. -- Final Steps To Success. Thank you! -- I want the job -- What if I don't want the job? -- The follow-up timeline -- Analysis of your phone interview -- Don't dwell on the past -- You will get a job!
|| Today more than ever, job candidates make initial contact with prospective employers via the telephone. Phone interviews are often the most unexpected facet of job interviewing, yet they are fast becoming the standard for employers when narrowing the pool of applicants and determining who will be invited for in-person interviews. This handbook covers: Mastering the faceless interview ; Being prepared no matter when they call ; How to prepare, what to say, and when to say it; How to establish and protect your professional presence over the phone; How to get to the next step, the live interview.