The interview is the most important part of the employment process. The phone interview
is generally followed to shortlist a group of candidates who have submitted their CVs to
select the final candidates who will get the job. The phone interview is a bit different from
normal interview. Facial expression and body language are cut off and only content of the
reply and voice tone matters. You need to give more importance to the telephone interview
What are the topics to focus on?
Telephone interview helps the employers to get a proper idea about your personality before
they actually talk to you one-on-one. The questions are generally related to the following
About your professional background and qualifications
About the utility that you can provide to the company, the reason why should you be
About your professional weaknesses and strengths
Finally they ask you what you are expecting from the job, professionally as well as
Some of the most frequently asked questions
In an interview you do not need to expect something very strange to be asked. They are just
trying to know you and see how fit you are for their job. A question that has been observed
to be important are:
Tell us something about yourself
It is the question aimed to know your professional background. Try to keep it short
and clean. You may include the positions and responsibilities you had taken.
You need to display your strengths, but do not completely forget your weak points.
Keep the strengths and qualifications in relevance to the job requirement.
What do you know about us
Having knowledge of the company you are applying to, is very essential. Keep a short
note about the company especially their positive effect in the world.
What are you expecting in the future
Mention the financial part in very short part and keep the rest for the professional
achievement you will gain.
Keep yourself well prepared for the telephone interview questions.
You do not need to prepare your expressions and body language as it will be just on the phone
Do research about the company properly and their job requirement. A wrong answer in
this segment can be treated as flattery.