With more qualified job candidates than they can realistically interview, more and more employers are relying on phone screens to narrow down their options, confirm logistics such as availability and position understanding, and make candidate resume clarifications. While phone screens are somewhat of a norm in the hiring process nowadays, they can still be quite intimidating for applicants at the thought of one call making or breaking your candidacy. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing for a phone screen:
Living in such a digital age, we utilize technology in many facets of our day-to-day lives, and searching for a job is no exception. From websites and apps to other digital features that can be found right in the palm of your hand, there is a plethora of virtual tools at your exposure that are becoming more mainstream by the day and can certainly aide you in your job hunt. Some digital tools that you could (and should) be using to help you search for potential jobs are:
When you are preparing for an interview, it is important to invest some time in deciding what to wear. Your goal is to make a lasting impression, but not for wearing sneakers with your power suit or that skirt that was just too short.
LinkedIn is a social media site with a professional slant that can provide invaluable support for your job searchBut only if you use it appropriately
When it comes to interviewing you always want to put your best foot forward. You rehearse answers to standard questions and prepare to discuss your background. What about the things you should NOT bring up on your interview? Things you should never say? In order to make a great first impression, avoid saying the following: