How to Conduct a Phone Interview

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We’re still very much contending with social distancing right now, which has altered how the office environment works. With that comes shifts such as more working from home, and also different hiring practices. Conducting phone interviews in place of or before in-person interviews, is one way businesses are doing things differently. 
If you’re responsible for conducting phone interviews with potential job candidates, what should you know? How can you conduct the most insightful phone interview when you’re not face-to-face with a potential candidate? 
The following are some phone interview tips in the age of social distancing to consider applying. 

PREPARE

You should always prepare before any interview, and that certainly shouldn’t exclude a phone interview. You want to have specific questions that you’re ready to ask. These questions need to be expandable if necessary. Before you create the questions, go over the background of the candidate you’re going to speak to. 
If you’re interviewing with multiple people, you should aim to ask the same questions among all of them. This is how you’re going to be able to compare candidates best. 
Questions to consider asking include:

  • How did you find out about the position?
  • Why are you looking for a new job/role?
  • Tell me more about your career history and how it aligns with this role?
  • How would you rate your previous job performance?

SCHEDULE PHONE INTERVIEWS FOR THE SAME DAY

If you’re going to have multiple interviews, it’s best to try and schedule them all on the same day if possible. This lets you compare. . .

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