Telephone interviews are becoming an increasingly popular way to identify candidates for interview and screen applicants to progress to the next stage of the application process. Here at CareerWise, we are committed to supporting our clients throughout the application process and helping you to prepare for the changes that have become normal since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to re-think the way the world of work is organised.
Working with a recruitment agency like us can put you ahead of the competition, and we will work with you to polish your interview skills so that you can excel at telephone and in-person interviews, too. We’ve put together this simple guide to telephone interviews to help you to feel confident in this situation and give you the best chance of making a great impression.
2020 has been an unusual year, for sure. In the Spring, as many businesses worldwide began to explore how to manage working from home on a large scale, video conferences and telephone meetings took centre stage. With in-person interviews still problematic, these technologies have been normalised and phone interviews are proving more popular – particularly as part of the screening process in the early stages of recruitment, before progressing to video interview.
A telephone interview might sound more stressful than an in-person interview, or even a video interview, as you won’t be able to rely on body language and smiles to gauge the mood of the room, but following a few simple steps will help you to excel here and make the most of the situation.
Anything unexpected can feel stressful, so it’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about the telephone interview process to avoid being taken by surprise. The following can be very helpful:
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Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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