A good CV is not enough to get you a job. Most of the companies want you to go through phone interview first. If you have applied for a job, ALWAYS be ready ’cause your phone might ring any time for an interview.
Here are some tips to ace a phone interview:
1. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
Be prepared! This is a REAL interview! NEVER let your interviewer feel that they are interrupting what you are currently doing. Impress your interviewer so that you can make it to the next step.
2. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.
Do some research. “Google” the company. Check what and how they are doing. Read about them in the news and scour their website. These are vital so that you will have more confidence during the interview.
3. FIND A QUIET ROOM.
Go to a quiet room. Take out all distractions including television. Don’t just put it on mute. Turn it off! You have to focus on the interview alone. Do not shuffle papers on the background. Close the window to block out street sounds.