A friend of mine sent a message to an handful of friends today:
I got my first phone interview lined up and I’ve never done this before. I would love some pro-tips on making it successful.
I’m not sure if these are actually pro-tips, but here’s what I offered:
1. Have a piece of paper and pen in front of you.
2. Take a moment to think before answering.
3. Don’t be afraid to respond to their question with a probing, clarifying quesiton…so that you can answer it more in line with what they want.
4. Be yourself, you’re awesome as you are!
What would you have suggested?