Telephone Interviews

A-Vic
A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
Hey All long time no post :)

Over the next week i have 3 telephone interviews set up, having never had one of these before can anyone give any helpful tips, i have done the usual research ect but as it isnt face to face feel a little intimidated and wary that i have a very short space of time to sell myself for the second interview stage.

Any help would be great.

Cheers


Vic

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  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580
    Hiya

    I had one last year. In fact I found it better as it wasn't as intimidating as being stared at across the desk.

    I researched the company and had the printouts on the table so I could refer to them. I had a list of questions I might need to ask them, then as they mentioned any of these things I ticked them off.

    I also had my cv in front of me and I had drafted answers to the usual types of questions such as "what could you offer the company", "what are your main skills and weaknesses" etc, this way when they asked me a question I didn't need to think about the answer as I already had them in front of me, which I found to be a great relief as I normally panic at bit at interviews and don't know what to say!

    I actually got through to the 2nd interview which was to be a face to face meeting, but I was offered alternate employment which I took instead.

    Good luck, I am sure you will be fine.

    Trace
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Thanks for the reply :) lots of helpfull stuff there and it did help as i have been invited for a second interview tomorrow
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580
    Congratulations!!

    All the best for tomorrow.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    well now am a bit miffed off interview has been set for this afternoon at 2.45 but only have an address of the business park was ment to get an email confirming name of interviewer and business name yesturday (really sus now) i do have a contact number of the agency (from jobsite) but keeps going to answer machine have left messages but nothing.

    Am not going to go till i receive more details. :(
  • BeccaLouJ9
    BeccaLouJ9 FMAAT Posts: 896 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    Hmm sounds a bit dodgey to me!? Google map the business park address see what it looks like..!? If they are interviewing surely they should be answering calls!
    Good luck! x
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Finally got through told them i hadnt received the email and managed to re-arrange for tomorrow, although she did ask me before if i could move the interview forward to two lol, i live over 40 miles away no information till 30 mins ago i said i couldnt even attend today as unprepared.

    They re-arranged and finally received an email.

    Still have major doubts about the interview but am going to go tomorrow.
  • katz568
    katz568 Registered Posts: 93 ? ? ?
    Hope it goes ok tomorrow
    Katrina
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Thanks Katz

    Yeah went really well talked loads interview lasted an hour and 20 mins not sure how i did but let you all know when i find out in anything up to 3 days time :)
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326
    Good luck!
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580
    Glad it went well and wasn't a hoax, all the best for a positive outcome!
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Pleased to announce i have received a conditional offer and start my new job on the 7th Feb (woooohooo) thanks for all your help everyone :)
  • Jo Clark
    Jo Clark Registered Posts: 2,525
    Congratulations on your wonderful news! :)
    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
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  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326
    A-Vic wrote: »
    Pleased to announce i have received a conditional offer and start my new job on the 7th Feb (woooohooo) thanks for all your help everyone

    F A N T A S T I C :) Congratulations and Good Luck XXXX
    FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire
  • BeccaLouJ9
    BeccaLouJ9 FMAAT Posts: 896 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    Congratulations & Good Luck in your new job! Well Done!

    x
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    Congratulations! That's great news.
  • columbia
    columbia Registered Posts: 580
    Fantastic!!! Really pleased for you, hope it all goes well.
  • katz568
    katz568 Registered Posts: 93 ? ? ?
    Brilliant news, hope it all goes well on the 7th Feb
  • Jan
    Jan Registered Posts: 654
    Brilliant news, hope it all goes well on the 7th Feb

    Great news!
  • jenny3549
    jenny3549 Registered Posts: 472
    Well done Vic!!!!

    :thumbup:
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Thanks everyone :)
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