Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Who Form 8815 Attended

Instructions and Help about Who Form 8815 Attended

Hey ambitious professionals it's Linda Rainer of Linda Raynor comm career strategist and intuitive purpose coach I help driven professionals like you to enhance your personal brand so that you can pursue a career you'll truly enjoy in today's video I'm going to talk about a topic that I've been asked about constantly and that topic is all about phone interviews so here are four key items that hiring managers recruiters and HR professionals are looking for in that initial phone screen interview that you need to keep in mind and that you can work on the first item that interviewers are looking for in a phone screen is your energy and confidence the thing about phone interviews is that they can't see your face they can't read your facial expressions they don't really have an in-person connection with you and so what you have to understand is that the way that you come across over the phone is really important and it comes down to the tone of your voice the energy in that voice and really how you're answering your questions so when I say energy and confidence I don't mean try to sound overly happy or excited what I actually mean is that you should try to come across as pleasant calm and not overly pushy so confidence actually comes from your ability to listen listen to the question that's being asked and allow for a short awkward pause between the question and your answer you don't have to rush into giving your full response right right after the question is asked and on top of that you don't want to take too long to give your answer as well the last thing that somebody wants to do is talk to a robot when they're doing a phone interview because that's the fastest way for the interviewers to lose interest and so you really have to keep it as though it's a conversation so for the most part the initial phone screen is to assess your energy and your confidence and of course a few other things that we're going to talk about but that's gonna play a really key role essentially you want the interviewer to walk away feeling wow I really liked her or him I think I want to bring them in and I want to meet with them that is your tenshun your intention is that you want to engage them so much though over the phone that they want to meet with you in person now the second thing that you need to pay attention to is that you have clear concise and articulate answers because interviewers can't see your face it is actually super easy for anyone to zone out when somebody's talking to them on the phone it's easy as just going on their laptop going through facebook Instagram and that is the last thing that you want these recruiters these hiring managers these HR professionals to be doing if they're interviewing you over the phone so make sure you do not ramble just because you're nervous doesn't give you the right to start rambling and then shooting yourself in the foot and losing that opportunity to meet them in person I've had so many phone interviews with candidates where I would find that they just did not know how to sell themselves in an effective way in a really clear and concise way over the phone because a lot of the times either they were nervous and they were just telling me all different things and rhyming through their whole resume to me which is not what you should be doing or actually the opposite occurred where they were just giving me one-word responses that also shows lack of interest on your end and therefore lack of interest from the recruiters end they're not going to be interested in wanting to bring you forward so make sure that ahead of time you're preparing your answers I know this sounds like something that is given but you really want to make sure that if you're doing a phone interview that you need to get your point across really quickly so ask yourself in the first 10 seconds when you're starting to give an answer if they can already feel that there's a point that's going to be made if you don't think that a point is being made in that first 10 seconds then that's a red flag for you to fix your answer reorganize it rewrite it and practice it in a way that you can get your point across really quickly so a very specific but helpful suggestion I have for this is when you're prepared for your phone interviews and you're practicing your answers ahead of time you really want to also record your voice record your voice and play it back list to it and ask yourself if I was in the hiring manager shoes and I was listening to myself answer would I be engaged would I be willing to listen to the end of this recording or if you are yourself are finding that you're getting bored from your own answers then you know that it's time to shed some fat from that answer and really make it clear concise and articulate the third thing that phone interviewers are looking for is your technical fit for the job so besides getting a gauge of your energy and confidence levels and seeing how articulate and clear your responses are another key factor that hiring managers really want to know is whether you're a right technical fit for the job they want to know that you have the right knowledge qualifications and experience to be able to do this position so you want to make sure that the way that you answer your responses lines up to that and matches to the position as much as possible and one of the easiest ways to do