More and more companies are turning to telephone interviews to screen candidates, reduce costs and narrow the pool of applicants who’ll be invited for face-to-face interviews.
Muchas empresas están utilizando las entrevistas telefónicas para revisar los candidatos, ya que los ayuda a reducir costes y hacer una mejor selección de aplicantes para entrevistas presenciales.
Algunas personas no toman en serio las entrevistas telefónicas y pierden interés, con lo cual pierden posibilidades ante los candidatos mejor preparados. Pero una entrevista por teléfono es tán importante como una presencial.
Desde la impresión que das al inicio, como en la forma en que te presentas, tu ejecución determinará si eres o no exitoso.
Aquí hay varios consejos para llevar a cabo una entrevista telefónica exitosa en inglés:
Telephone interview do’s:
- Your research– Just like a face-to-face interview, try to find out as much as you can about the company and the job description. The best place to start is the employer’s website, which will provide you with the background information required.
Find out about the size and structure of the company, its products and services and the markets it works in (including looking at competitor’s websites). Also, keep an eye out for news articles, which may mention plans for growth and expansion. This knowledge can help set you apart from other candidates.
- Take notes on any questions you want to ask – A phone interview is a really good opportunity to find out more about the role you’ve applied for, the organisation’s culture and opportunities for growth in the company. Make sure you have a pen and paper handy for note taking.
Here’s our list of interview questions for employers, just in case you’re struggling for inspiration.
- Have your CV to hand– In all probability, the recruiter will have a copy of it too, so you may not be asked to describe your background in detail. However, they may open the interview by asking questions about your experience. This is a good way to ease into the call while allowing them to find out how communicative you are.
- Smile –This may seem like a bit of a cliché, but it’s one that always rings true. Although your interviewer can’t see you (because that would be weird), always try and remain smiling throughout the conversation. According to research, people
can hear you smile. You have been warned.
- Listen– Undoubtedly the most important element to consider. You need to demonstrate your listening skills as much as your knowledge and confidence. Take note of anything that seems of particular importance, just in case they refer back to it later. If they don’t, you can bring it up when answering the inevitable ‘any other questions’ invitation at the end of the interview.