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how to pass phone interview,thanks!

 
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I am from China,this week i will take an phone interview with the American engineer. Anyone please tell how can i prepare for it? I am eager for this job.thanks for reply.
 
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Hi,
Fortunately I have been conducting some telephonic interviews for candidates for my company.
What I can tell you NOT TO DO is keep a book in front of you and start running across the entire book for answers.
believe me it has happend more than once with us.

Also try to be in a place where there is no/minimal disturbance.

Just try to be honest and dont try out any tricks. It is quite easy to find out that.

OK now here is what you need to do:-
The following link should help.

http://ia.rediff.com/getahead/2006/sep/25interview.htm

Best of luck!
 
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Rohit Nath,thanks for your reply. But if the intervier ask me about the projects I had done,if i haven't prepare a paper around me,I am afraid I would be nervous and forget how to describe them is English.After all,the English isn't my native language.I have seldom chance to talk in English.
 
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Hi,

Better write a short notes about your projects and some expected questions such as
Tell about yourself?
Why do you want to work with us?
etc


Dont write the entire project description and read from the paper.

All the best

bye for now
sat

 
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Lin yic ,
Try to draw a simple diagram (architecture/modules) of your project working and use it as a reference.
 
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Make yourself very clear to the interviewer.Do not try to fake out things.
Explain to the point and clearly and decline clearly if you do not know any answer.
 
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read these tips


Just in Time Training
(JITT)

25 quick tips on telephonic interviews


These are the generic tips for any telephone interviews all the points may not be applicable to all but it is good to have them all in one place:

1. Have your research and company notes to hand. You should also have a copy of the resume that you sent to that company.


2. Take a "surprise" call in your stride. If you are looking for work then no telephone interviews should really be a "surprise."

3. Be calm and collected. Remember to slow your breathing...at least try by counting to 5 with each inhale and exhale.

4. Smile - it really makes a difference in your voice so much so that the person on the other end can tell when you are smiling.

5. Sound positive, friendly, and collected.

6. If you need time say..."Thank you for calling. Would you wait just a moment while I close the door?" Rest the phone as you pull out your resume and company information.

7. Be professional, as if it was a face-to-face interview. Don't be over-familiar with the interviewer. It does happen!

8. You should always refer to the interviewer by his or her surname until invited to do otherwise.

9. Listen carefully to the interviewer. Listening and communication skills are essential.

10. Answer politely and keep to the point...telephone interviews are seldom more than 15 minutes.

11. Have some questions prepared - for example, "What exactly will be the three major responsibilities in this job?" No trapdoor questions!

12. Be factual in your answers.

13. Speak directly into the telephone. Keep the mouthpiece about one inch from your mouth.

14. Do not smoke or eat while on the phone.

15. Shut out all background noise, such as pets, children playing and the television.

16. Take notes. They will be invaluable to you in preparing for the face-to-face meeting. No need to record the conversation...that is a bit over the top!

17. Prompt the interviewer to invite you to interview by saying, "I am immediately available for interview if you would like to arrange one now."

18. If you are invited to an interview take a note of the details and read them back to confirm date, place, time etc.

19. Ask if there is anything you should bring to the interview and ask the format of the interview or process...length and how many interviews are normally undertaken. This information will be excellent when it comes to preparing.

20. Taking care to ascertain the correct spelling and pronunciation of the interviewer's name shows your concern for the small but important things in life--it will be noticed.

21. If you require more details like a Job Description or Person Specification ask for one.

22. Thank the interviewer for her time and that you hope to hear soon. No harm in saying that you are very keen for a face-to-face interview. One school of thought asserts that you should ask three times for an interview; subtly of course


23. Check your phone instrument ///some times some instruments work on power supply .. a power cut should not cut the line.


24. Always have a pen and book handy to take notes if require


25. Don�t snap papers in your hand noisily.
 
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Thanks all of you.I wish I will have a good news this week.
 
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Best of Luck!
 
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