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How to answer your interview questions

Interview questions

The question and your answer you don't have to rush into giving your full response right after the question is asked and on top of that you don't want to take too long to give your answer as well. The last thing that somebody wants to do is talk to a robot when they're doing a phone interview because that's the fastest way for the interviewers to lose interest and so you really have to keep it as though it's a conversation. 

So for the most part the initial phone screen is to assess your energy and your confidence and of course a few other things that we're going to talk about but that's gonna play a really key role. Essentially you want the interviewer to walk away feeling wow I really liked her or him and want to bring them in. Your intention is that you want to engage them so much though over the phone that they want to meet with you in person.

Now the second thing that you need to pay attention to is that you have clear concise and articulate answers because interviewers can't see your face. It is actually super easy for anyone to zone out when somebody's talking to them on the phone it's easy as just going on their laptop. Going through facebook Instagram and that is the last thing that you want these recruiters, hiring managers, HR professionals to be doing if they're interviewing you over the phone. So make sure you do not ramble just because you're nervous doesn't give you the right to start rambling and then shooting yourself in the foot and losing that opportunity to meet them in person.
Now a days lots of the companies are doing telephone interviews so be prepared to sell yourself and answer the questions like tell us what makes you unique?. So make sure that ahead of time

you're preparing your answers I know this sounds like something that is given but you really want to make sure that if you're doing a phone interview that you need to get your point across really quickly so ask yourself in the first 10 seconds. When you're starting to give an answer if they can already feel that there's a point that's going to be made and if you don't made that  point within that first 10 seconds then that's a red flag for you.

While preparing for an interview, ask yourself if I was in the hiring manager shoes and I was listening to my answers would I be engaged, would I be willing to listen to the end of this recording or if you are yourself are finding that you're getting bored from your own answers then you know that it's time to shed some fat from that answer and really make it clear concise and articulate.

The third thing that phone interviewers are looking for is your technical fit for the job so besides getting a gauge of your energy and confidence levels and seeing how articulate and clear your responses are. 

Another key factor that hiring managers really want to know is whether you're a right technical fit, have the right knowledge, qualifications and experience to be able to do this position so you want to make sure that the way that you answer your responses lines up to that.
And one of the easiest ways to do that is to identify the key words from the job description that line up to your experience and being able to incorporate those keywords into your responses.


Candidates in for phone interviews they're batching resumes they're taking a group of people out of a bigger group of people and saying let's phone screen these individuals but they're not necessarily going through a super in-depth analysis of the resumes.

you get only initial six second scan of the resume and the recruiter say yes I want to interview or no I don't want to interview. So you want to make sure that your resume is top-notch because it's not only going to take you to that first round interview.


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