October 21, 2021

Phone Interview Tips for Recent College Grads

As recent college grads step out into the real world, there’s one skill that—when properly honed—can make all the difference in the hiring process: Phone interviews. The phone interview is the first of many steps in the recruiting process and is often when job seekers make their first impressions.
October 21, 2021

Phone Interview Tips for Recent College Grads

As recent college grads step out into the real world, there’s one skill that—when properly honed—can make all the difference in the hiring process: Phone interviews. The phone interview is the first of many steps in the recruiting process and is often when job seekers make their first impressions.

Today's Episode

As recent college grads step out into the real world, there’s one skill that—when properly honed—can make all the difference in the hiring process: Phone interviews. The phone interview is the first of many steps in the recruiting process and is often when job seekers make their first impressions.
15
Minute Episode

Leaving The Nest - Ep 3- Phone Interviews

What does it take to make a great first impression?  Does it take wit,confidence, or intelligence?  What Separates job applicants who have great interviews from those who don’t?

The answers to these questions are not as daunting as you might think.

As recent college grads step out into the real world, there’s one skill that—when properly honed—can make all the difference in the hiring process: Phone interviews.

The phone interview is the first of many steps in the recruiting process and is often when job seekers make their first impressions.  

This is Leaving the Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing. Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world.

In today’s episode, we’ll answer some of the top questions on everyone’s minds when it comes to phone interviews: What are they, how can we improve them, and why do they matter?

Plus, I’ll share some insider knowledge for the types of questions that are commonly asked and the answers I look for as a recruiter.

You don’t want to miss this one, enjoy!

In This Episode:

[00:41] - Kathleen introduces us to phone interviews.

[02:34] - The trouble with voicemails,according to Kathleen.

[04:45] - We learn how to stay focused during a phone interview.

[05:50] - Kathleen reveals some of the variables that could prompt a job seeker to mistakenly take a phone interview outside.

[06:55] - Where are some other places we can make a phone interview so it’s not a distraction?

[07:17] - In order to create a great first impression, Kathleen suggests having a great phone greeting.

[08:15] - How should college grads prepare fora phone interview?  

[09:52] - Kathleen advises that applicants should have plenty of time allotted for the call.

[10:40] - These are Kathleen’s top tips for having a successful call.

[11:14] - Tone and energy are the biggest components to standing out from the crowd. Kathleen shares why.

[12:37] - Kathleen gives us some insider knowledge for some of the questions that are typically asked during a phone interview and the types of answers that help make the job seeker shine.

Connect with the ROCS Grad Staffing Team:

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(703) 579-6677

Send us an email:

info@rocsjobs.com

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Connect with Kathleen:

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Call: 703-579-6677

"This is Leaving the Nest and my name is Kathleen Pellegrino from ROCS Grad Staffing.  Our mission is to help you find a job out of college and thrive in the real world."
— Kathleen Pellegrino

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