We will guide you through the varied interview styles and how you can bag that ‘˜so-desired job’ using these simple tips when the unexpected interview sessions are what you can expect.
Phone Interview or Screening
Lasting from 10-30 minutes usually, a phone interview requires your utmost attention to what the person at the other end asks and wants to know. Your CV, the job profile, your references, if any, are the most required items that you need to place in front of you while attending the phone call. The phone interview may eventually lead you to the one-on-one interview. The questions are generally asked by the HR and range from your previous job experience, your areas of expertise to knowledge areas and skill sets.
However, as you cannot be judged on your body language, it is essential that you reply with organized, polished answers in a positive-sounding, vibrant, enthusiastic tone. Choose a place where there is negligible background noise and has a pleasant temperature. Avoid multi-tasking and getting distracted. Your already prepared answers to common questions can come in handy here. If asked about the salary and your current or previous CTC, just mention a range or say that you need to assess the job position and compensation benefits of the company before negotiating the salary. Don’t forget to find out what the next step is.