But what if your interview isn't going to be face to face? Does this change your approach completely? In the final part of Sharon's interview series she delves into 'The Telephone Interview':
Telephone / Skype
- Be prepared – don’t assume they won’t ask testing questions just because it’s over a telephone call.
- Where possible, try and find a quiet area with good reception.
- Make sure to speak loud and clearly.
- Dress to impress - even if it's not a Skype call, if you dress the part it will put you in the right head space to smash the interview.
- Provide clear and concise answers.
- Focus on your tonality – it can give the interviewer an impression of your interest and enthusiasm for the role.
- You won’t have the advantage of reading the interviewer’s body language and interpreting their reaction. Asking things like ‘does that answer your question?’ can be a good way to make sure you’re providing the information that they are looking for.
- If it’s a Skype interview, it may be worth testing your set up and connection beforehand to avoid any issues.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask Panoramic Care and we’ll be happy to help.
Best of luck with your interview!
Written by Sharon Taylor
Sharon is a Lead Principal Consultant at Panoramic Care who specialises in Healthcare and Adult Social Care with over 10 years of recruitment experience.