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Telephonic Interview – Important facts

Posted by Ravi Varma Thumati on January 21, 2009

Telephonic interview is becoming more popular nowadays. Thanks to the communication technology that helped people to get connected beyond the geographical barriers. Telephonic interview conducted mainly in the following circumstances.


·          When the employer wishes to shortlist the candidates before the next round of interview, especially when the number of applicants is high.

·          When the candidate is applying for an overseas job.

·          When the communication skill of the candidate, not the other personality traits, is important for the job.


In most of the telephonic interviews, the interviewer might not have met the candidates before, or will be talking to them for the first time. As such, the telephonic interview becomes a crucial testing environment for the candidates. More effort is required to express their feelings and ideas through telephonic conversation than a face-to-face communication. There are more chances that a rejected even if he/she is perfectly fit for the job.


Here are a few guidelines that help those candidates avoid the unexpected letdowns in a telephonic interview.


·          Have good presence of mind. Remember that you are not in front of the interviewer. Any disorientation might make the person at the other end confused. Be attentive to what the asking and think twice before speaking out.

·           Maintain an average speed. Good communication skill does not demand a super fluency. Even are a slow speaker, you can communicate effectively. Effective communication rather means elocution and appropriate use of words and concise ideas. Never be too lengthy or too short in your AVOID MONO-SYLLABLE ANSWERS.

·          Keep a copy of your resume that you have sent to the employer in front of you while attending telephonic interview. If possible, get a copy of other details such as the information about the company, job responsibilities, etc. Keep all these information handy as soon as you get the intimation from company on your telephonic interview.

·          When you address the interviewer, use his/her first name or use Mr. before the last name.

·          If you are talking to a foreigner, be slow and clear. If you don’t understand his/her accent, express your concern and ask him/her to slow down a little. This would be a better idea than misinterpreting speaker because of his difficult tongue.

·          Make sure that you conclude the conversation appropriately. Before disconnecting your phone, always confirm from the other side that the interview is over.

·         Don’t lose your heart at any point during the interview even if you are not satisfied with presentation. Remember that the interviewer is not able to judge your weaknesses speech expression, and so be confident to proceed further. It is possible to regain the lost confidence improving in the later part.

·         Do a review after every interview. Note down the important pluses and minuses of communication. If possible, discuss your experience with your friends or seniors to get a second from them.


Ready to crack your next round of interview? Best of Luck!



3 Responses to “Telephonic Interview – Important facts”

  1. praveen said

    hi sir,
    this blog is really very useful for us,especially for interview going guys.we will be very thankfull to you if you post more interview questions in this blog.
    ok sir have a nice day.waitingfor your post
    new Techstuff posts

  2. sruthijain said

    iam the student of Gitam, iam in spring spree level, so
    recently i attend on one seminar for joining .Net iam selected one institute to join and they gave demo at the time i have some doubt what they tell but i am not satisfied smal confution occured
    those qusetions are

    what is the difference between webserver&webservices?

    what session?why session?when it use?

    what is querystring?why?when it use?where?

    what is webservices?why?when it uses? what is main purpose?
    what is the language of webservices?

    These are my qus plz tell me answers sir ……………
    …thanking you

  3. ram said

    dis is raam..i want 2 know abt CERTIFICATION in .NET. I already seen ur blog but i couldn’t get it clearly.I dont know even little bit abt certification.but i know .NET well.consider me as a starter and give suggestions

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