You just learned that you won a job interview for a position that excites you — but there might be a slight catch.
Your first interview likely won’t be face to face. Instead, you’ll probably have a phone interview. If you do well in the phone screening, it’s likely you’ll be invited to meet with employees in person for the next interview.
Many companies use phone interviews as an initial employment screening strategy. Because they’re generally brief, phone interviews save companies time. So the chances are pretty good that, at some point in your job hunt, you’ll be asked to participate in 20-minute or so phone interview with either one or several employees.
In many ways, the way you prepare for a phone interview isn’t all that different from the way you’d get ready for a face-to-face interview — except for a few slight changes to your preparation tasks.
Here are those tasks…