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Final phone interview tips!

Here are Beckertek’s final phone interview tips… We hope you have found them useful.

26. If asked what salary you are looking for, tell them what you were making previously or are currently making and what range you would like to be in…make sure you discuss this with your recruiter prior to the interview so everyone is on the same page.

27. By the end of the each interview, make sure you have demonstrated to the interviewer exactly; (1) why you are interested in this position and (2) what you can offer to the company as an employee.

Stay tuned next week for tips for the live interview!

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Phone Interview tips #21-25!

21. Do not talk in a negative way about last position, manager or company.

22. Have a list of prepared questions.  This shows your preparedness and indicates you are mature, professional and interested.  A lack of questions can be mistaken as a lack of interest. Some possibilities might be:

  1. What would I be expected to accomplish in this position?
  2. What are YOUR (the interviewer) expectations of this position over the next six months? Over the next year?
  3. What will it take to be successful in this position?
  4. How do you define or rate success in this position?
  5. What are some characteristics of your successful staff?
  6. What is the company culture like?
  7. What are the greatest challenges in this position?
  8. How do you think I fit the position?

23. If they have answered all your questions just say “I did have questions but you have answered them all”.

24. Express interest in going to the next step.

25. If you are comfortable you can ask where you fit in with the other people they have interviewed

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Phone interview tips #16-20!

This week’s questions focus on questions you should always be prepared to answer in an interview… Best of luck!

16. Be prepared for the question, “tell me a little about yourself”. Try to keep answer related to what the client is trying to accomplish. Don’t go too far back, last job if longer than five years or five years back.  Give a few specific references to previous successes or achievements. For example; highly successful projects, ways you increased productivity, processes developed, systems installed, etc.

17. A question you should be prepared to answer: Tell me about your background and accomplishments

18. A question you should be prepared to answer: How would you describe your most recent job performance?

19. A question you should be prepared to answer: What interests you about our company?

20. A question you should be prepared to answer: What are you strengths?  Weaknesses?

Are you enjoying these helpful hints? Would you like more tips for the live interview? Let us know !

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Phone Interview Tips #11-15!

Phone interviews can be challenging. Here is more advice on how to conquer them!

11. Answer questions by relating to the position you seek. Present your attributes in a manner that demonstrates the benefits of your abilities. In other words show your interviewer what you can do for them.Mention specific accomplishments that show your abilities and determination to succeed in this job.

12.  Always ask them if you have answered their question. You can’t see their face in a phone interview.

13. Keep personal information to a minimum.

14. If you don’t understand a question, ask for it to be repeated.  Better to ask, than to answer the question incorrectly.

15. If you can’t answer a question, don’t just say “no”. Say “no, however I have done something similar at…”

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