A phone interview can totally make or break you as a candidate. In addition to providing educational background and work experience in your resume, selling yourself in a phone interview can land you an invitation for an official in-person interview. Only then can you pull a job offer. According to Eddie Earnest, author of “What NOT to do in a Phone Interview,” your chances of garnering a face-to-face meeting can be greatly increased by avoiding these 5 common mistakes:
- Don’t bring up salary
- Don’t read your resume aloud
- Don’t talk bad about your current employer
- Don’t be late
- Don’t undervalue it
The article further details these mistakes, why they are red flags, and how to avoid them.