When you answer the phone, avoid using slang or abbreviations like hey, sup or yo. As soon as you pick up the phone, the interview begins. Making a good first impression is imperative; your phone etiquette speaks volumes.
Answer: Hello, this is (Insert first and last name) speaking.
This gives the impression of professionalism and will help create the image you’d like to portray. Create a professional voicemail; if you miss the call, the interviewer will likely leave a message. It’s best if they are greeted with a polite voicemail.
While talking in an interview may seem like a no-brainer, many people struggle with this. Nerves get the best of us, and we seize up. Avoid one-word answers, go into detail, refer to your CV and relevant experiences. Interviews are essentially conversations to check suitability and chemistry. Interact with the interviewer, show enthusiasm and get involved with the conversation.