Telephone Interview Tips
Pull Off That Telephone Interview Without a Hitch!
So, you’ve got yourself a telephone interview for that perfect pharmaceutical medic job. You can relax in the comfort of your own home whilst having a relaxed chat with your future employer and sail into that job right? Not necessarily!
Here are a few tips to help you pull off that telephone interview without a hitch:
- Remember, first impressions are everything, so be prepared.
- Find out as much as you can about the pharmaceutical company.
- Note down any questions and the pharmaceutical job you would like to ask.
- Be prepared for possible questions you may be asked, for example:
- Tell me about yourself
- What do you know about our company?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- While you are on the phone, it is a good idea to have your CV in front of you.
- Have a pen and paper handy for note taking – make notes, these may be helpful to help you prepare for your face-to-face interview.
- Have your diary at hand – this will be handy if you need to schedule a face-to-face interview.
- Clear the room – kick out your kids and pets, turn off your TV and stereo and shut the door.
- Use a land-line phone.
- Be polite.
- Keep calm.
- Don’t waffle.
- Smile – smiling will make you feel more relax and feel more confident. This will come through in your voice.
- Don’t smoke, eat or drink during the call.
- Stand up – it will make you feel more alert.
- Use the interviewers name regulatory throughout the interview.
- Listen – if you mishear what is being said, politely ask the interviewer to repeat themselves.
- Sound interested and energetic.
- At the end of the interview, thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate your interest in the opportunity.