Ace the Phone Interview!

Be prepared for phone interview as if it was an in-person interview. 


  • Stand up / pace
  • Look in mirror
  • Speak clearly.   Watch rambling, however make sure you fully answer the question
  • Look at company’s website –  and look up the managers on LinkedIn
  • Ask client what they want to cover.   Given the oppty, ask the interviewer to tell you in their own words what they are looking for in candidate and in filling position
  • Have the job description handy – make sure your answers match key needs of the position
  • Write on a piece of paper the bullet points you want to make sure to cover
  • Answer q’s fully and ask if you’ve provided answer interviewer needed
  • Be sure to address what value YOU bring to manager / company
  • Don’t give the interviewer a hard time or set-up unnecessary road blocks
  • Find out what interviewer’s process is – how many candidates will see, when interview in person, when make decision?



  • Why is the position open?
  • What are some of the immediate challenges of the role?
  • What are the priority projects for the next six months?
  • What would be the next step?
  • What’s your time frame for someone to start?

Be sure to express your interest in working for the company!   Good luck!