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Biloxi and Gulfport Jobs Seekers: Watch Out for That Phone Interview!


As you look for jobs in Gulfport or jobs in Biloxi, you may find that some employers wish to conduct interviews over the phone. This can be a huge time saver for employers looking to go through a large number of applicants quickly. You certainly don't want to get lost in the shuffle so here are some tips you should remember if you interview over the phone, courtesy of Andrew G. Rosen at U.S. News.

1. Have your resume and some notes with you. Having a copy of your resume in front of you during a phone interview allows you to reference it during the interview (and whoever you’re talking to will be looking at it too). Having some notes will also remind you of questions you want to ask or certain matters you want to talk about. Rosen recommends having physical copies of these things if you don’t have internet access.

2. Make the call at home. Making the call from your own home puts you in a relatively controlled environment with fewer distractions, which is the ideal place for a phone interview.

3. Be prepared. According to Rosen, it is best to be ready (with all of your materials) at least five minutes before the call comes in. He also says that interviewers may call early to test candidates.

4. Be mindful of your body language. Despite the fact that you aren’t physically in the room with your interviewer, body language is still a factor in the phone interview. Rosen suggests finding a middle ground with your body, get comfortable, but not too relaxed.

By Kyle Wise

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