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Phone Interview

9 things to avoid during a phone interview

At Sphere, we spend a considerable amount of time on the phone gathering information and whilst in our opinion, nothing beats face-to-face interaction, phone interviews are a great way to save time and effor for both the candidate and client.

Lady with brown curly hair wearing a white jacket smiles whilst on the phoneTalking through your experience with a hiring manager on the phone can be tricky; you can’t read their body language, facial expressions, or pick up on the same cues you might do when meeting in-person. Therefore, it’s hugely important to be prepared and bone up on your knowledge of the company, position and your own strengths to come across well.

Equally, your chances of coming across well are greater if you avoid some of these simple but common phone interview pitfalls:

What not to do on a phone interview

Read: How to ace your second interview

If you can avoid making these mistakes the next time you're on a phone interview, then chances are you'll be more successful and the interviewer will want to meet you in person.

For help and advice on how to prepare for your next phone interview then please get in touch with one of our team, we'll be more than happy to help!

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