Job interviews over the phone are incredibly common these days and, as a first step in the job application process, are just as effective as face-to-face meetings. Employers and employment agencies use interviews over the phone as a means to figure out which candidates are worth inviting to their office for an on-site interview. However, a lot of people do not take phone interviews too seriously, and make mistakes that are so simple to avoid.
During any type of interview, whether it be over the phone or in front of the prospective employer, never slack in your manners, tone of voice and how you go about presenting yourself. Employers interview more people than you would ever think, so they know what to look for when it comes to someone trying to sell themselves and are quick to identify when you slip up. If you’re preparing to step into a phone interview, be sure to familiarize yourself (and avoid!) these 5 rookie mistakes: