Don’t blow it on the phone! Phone interviews are often the gateway to determine if a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Jeff Brine offers his insight on Amanda Haddaway’s article, “Top 3 Tips for Phone Interviews,” and gives 3 additional tips of his own to help you master the phone interview and move on to the second round.

For so many reasons, the advice I offer my clients is to start the interview process with an in-person interview. However, many companies prefer to start with an phone interview. I believe that phone interviews can be more challenging to both parties because neither side can see the all-important body language of the other party. Only one of the senses is being stimulated in a phone interview, and that is "hearing". It's not the only what you say, but how you say it.

So in addition to the tips in the article below, I would like to offer an additional 3 tips to candidates:

  1. Stand up during the phone – you can project your voice better while standing.
  2. Smile – even though the interviewer cannot see your smile, they can “hear” your smile
  3. Speak with enthusiasm and excitement about the opportunity.

Want more advice on the phone interview or any other advice for your job search? Call Jeff at 781-272-3400 ext. 220 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and be assured that your conversation will be held in the closest of confidence. All phone calls and emails generated from this article are 100% commitment free.

Read Amanda Haddaway's article here: Phone Interview Tips