Preparing for a Phone Interview

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Preparing for a Phone Interview

Your job search will probably include a phone interview.

Here are a few tips to help prepare for that call:

If you are on campus and living in a dorm or other shared space, identify a quiet spot where you will be free from interruption and have good reception.

Think about the interviewer on the other end of the phone. Imagine where they will be sitting and how they may be feeling.

Dress as if you are meeting the interviewer in person

Bring a mirror to look into while talking. Looking at yourself in the mirror makes you smile. The positive energy will be felt through the phone.

We will discuss more about interview techniques in future posts, but make sure to take notes during the call.

Before the call ends, make sure to get full contact details for your interviewer. Understand timing and next steps.  Express your interest in the role, thank the interviewer.

After the interview, reflect on your notes, what have you learned, anything you might want to clarify or add in a follow up thank you email. Send the thank you email within the day, or at the latest, within 24 hours.

Good luck and enjoy exploring your opportunities! Contact us at or for more coaching for your job search.



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