Most of the companies also make phone calls to interview to candidates who have applied for job before calling for face-to-face interview in office. Below are some of the top tips how you should handle such phone interviews:
You may be unable to take calls at some points of time due to your work pressure in your existing company. It is suggested to record a short and clear message in voicemail service stating your name and requesting for a return call or return phone number, and also a timeframe or message. The HR team may well understand that you are busy and could be available later or you may give them a call after finding some spare time.
Phone interview has some advantages and one of those is you can take the help of resources to answer as the interviewer cannot see you. Keep a sheet of notes with you about the company from where the call is expected and jot down well in advance your role and your thoughts if you are selected. It is true you may have 99 percent of answers in your head, but at least a sheet can help you as reference and you can engage yourself more with the interviewer.
Never slouch on the sofa just because it is a phone call interview. A comfortable chair will be good. Get seated on it with your back straight and in comfortable posture. Keep the cheat note on the table and remove distracting items from it. Warm up yourself like utter English vowels in a loud voice and get used to hearing. Take note that such preparation for about 10 minutes is necessary before phone interview.