Increasingly, employers are using this method for first-round interviews.
Challenges of telephone interviews
There are a number of challenges.
- It can be difficult to gauge the interviewer’s reaction to your answers because you have no body language or visual signals to interpret.
- The interviewer can’t see you either, so it is important that you make your voice as expressive as you can in order to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in the job.
- As you are not able to see your interviewer it can be easy to say too much. So when you have said what you want to say, just stop. You can always ask whether it is enough or if they want you to say more.