Beverly Weinstein's Advice for Telephone InterviewsWho better to advise on how to handle a telephone interview an increasingly common step in the recruitment process than an experienced recruiter?
Beverly Weinstein is president of Markham Media, an executive search firm that specializes in working with media and advertising organizations. Today she published a column at Media Daily News addressing the question "How Should I Prepare For A Phone Interview?"
The tips she offers, collected from "some recruiter colleagues, HR professionals and a scattering of clients," actually cover both preparation for the interview and the interview itself.
All of the advice is sensible. For myself, I particularly noted the caution to "keep it concise," a rule I violated as I learned from subsequent feedback in a less-than-successful phone interview I did a number of years ago.
(For tips addressed to recruiters planning to conduct telephone interviews, you can have a look at this BNET.com article.)
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