Save your company some time and money by beginning your hiring process on the phone. Phone interviews can narrow down your applicant list and help you find compatible and qualified employees. However, giving a phone interview can be just as difficult as being interviewed over the phone. Take some notes from casting directors to conduct a great phone interview and be sure to do the following 3 things:
1. Prepare the set
Use a headset.Ever get a pain in your neck after a long phone call where you shoved the phone between your ear and your shoulder so you could ferociously take notes? A director doesn’t follow an actor around with a boom mic or push around a camera; he has a grip for that. So why should you do things the hard way? Instead, use a headset while giving phone interviews. This allows you to be hands-free so you can more easily take detailed notes about the phone interview. This will set you up to ask better, more pointed questions in your follow-up, in person, interview.