How To Prepare For A Phone Interview

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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Tunake receives a surprise telephone call from President Barack Obama at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2009.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Tunake receives a surprise telephone call from President Barack Obama at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2009.

When transitioning and searching for a new job, it's important to be prepared for a phone interview. This is often conducted by companies before the official in-person interview to gather more information about the candidate and make sure there are no obvious red flags.

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This style of interview can pose challenges for the job seeker since it’s not easy to engage in a conversation when you can’t see the person to whom you’re speaking. Hirepurpose career coach Will Leineweber offers steps you should take before and during the call in order to sound your best.

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