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kalvano
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Phone Interviews

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:37 pm

I've gotten some responses to mailings, and was wondering if anyone had any tips for phone interviews.

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Re: Phone Interviews

Postby traehekat » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:39 pm

wear a suit.















in all seriousness, probably just make sure you aren't being too loud, make more of an effort to sound exciting, make sure you have a lot of "mmhmm"'s and whatnot, maybe have a pen and paper ready in case there is anything you want to jot down since there is no worry about looking weird.

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Re: Phone Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:39 pm

Consider making notes of talking points for answers to common questions and bullet points of what you're trying to sell about yourself, what knowledge of the firm you want to display. This is one of the biggest benefits of phone interviews, even though in-person would still be ideal.

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Re: Phone Interviews

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
traehekat wrote:wear a suit.














in all seriousness, probably just make sure you aren't being too loud, make more of an effort to sound exciting, make sure you have a lot of "mmhmm"'s and whatnot, maybe have a pen and paper ready in case there is anything you want to jot down since there is no worry about looking weird.


take shot of Jack.



That's what I did. Scotch, actually. I'll let you know how it worked out here in the next week.

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Re: Phone Interviews

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:43 pm

So it went pretty well. Should I follow-up with thank you emails or anything? This was a phone interview off a mass mailing and it's pretty much my dream job.




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