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Phone Job Interview – How To Successfully Succeed A Phone Job Interview

May 26, 2011 Posted by

Phone Job Interview – How To Successfully Succeed A Phone Job Interview

Congratulations, you finally have that Phone Job Interview and you’re checking for a good source to get yourself some great tips and ideas on how to make this a successful interview.

Now, whether it’s a ‘phone job’ interview or a ‘phone’ job interview, will matter a bit. In fact, there’s quite a bit of difference and you’ll need to find the right advice to suit your need.

Asking someone might confuse you, maybe more than you are already. They might not understand what the heck you’re talking about or why you’re making a mountain out of a molehill. The truth is that it does matter.

Want to know the difference?

A ‘phone job’ interview is when you’re offered a job with a phone company. It’s a job with a utility company or where you’ll spend most, if not all your time, on the telephone. Say, as a customer service rep or handling reservations for clients or customers calling in.

A ‘phone’ job interview is where you’ll be interviewed over the phone, versus having to go into an office or meeting place to conduct your interview. Get the difference?

How do you prepare for both interviews?

Well, with a ‘phone job’ interview, you definitely need to know more technical info and will probably have to expect some kind of training, whether in-house or from outside. The interviewer will definitely expect you to explain any and all past experience you’ve had with a previous phone job.

You might sit through some mock interviews to see exactly how proficient you are on telephone issues and how you handle call-in customers. If you’re shy or not a talker, then chances are this job is not for you.

On the other hand, with a ‘phone’ job interview, this job could be in almost any area. It’s just that you’ll be interviewed over the phone. This can be daunting, too, even though you’re not sitting physically in front of the interviewer.

They may decide to use an inbuilt camera such as a web-cam which will catch you off-guard so be well prepared. Forget about staying in your pyjamas for this interview, just in case! Remember to get a good night’s sleep and drink lots of liquids so your voice is clear and as smooth as velvet.

Whichever interview it is, you’re still going to need some good, sound advice on having a successful interview so you can procure that job. What do you do?

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Tips and Techniques to Succeed at Your Medical Interview (nhs Consultant Interviews, St Interviews, Fy Interviews or Gp Interviews)

May 23, 2011 Posted by

Tips and Techniques to Succeed at Your Medical Interview (nhs Consultant Interviews, St Interviews, Fy Interviews or Gp Interviews)

Medical interviews (ST interviews, consultant interviews and GP interviews) can be daunting if you are unprepared. Here are a series of medical interview tips that you can apply to ensure that your answers stand out.


1 – Keep your answers between 1½ and 2 minutes


No one can listen to a speaker for more than 2 minutes unless that speaker is absolutely fascinating or has some visual aids to help retain concentration. There is therefore no point in giving answers that are much longer otherwise you run the risk or boring the interviewers.


2 – Avoid long introductions. Answer the question directly


In my experience of interviewing and coaching candidates for interviews, I have always been struck by how few people actually answer the question directly. At an interview, it is crucial that you get to the point quickly, that you address the core of the question and that you avoid lengthy introductions that serve no purpose other than allowing you to buy time.


3 – Structure your answers in 3 or 4 points


One of the problems that plague interviewees is lack of structure in their answers. This makes it difficult for the interviewers to identify the different ideas that are being presented.


The human brain finds it difficult to remember more than 3 or 4 ideas at a time, so there is no point giving your interviewers 10 different ideas in the same answer. It will only confuse them. Stick to 3 or 4 points maximum. If you feel that you need to use more points to say what you want to say then your answer needs to be structured differently.


4 – Illustrate each point with examples from your experience


Making broad statements not only makes you sound vague, and at worst arrogant, it also makes it difficult for interviewers to differentiate you from other candidates. It is therefore crucial that you back up all the claims you make with examples drawn from your personal experience so that that there is no doubt in anyone’s mind about your abilities.


5 – Signpost each point clearly – Make your points clear


Once you have a structure in mind, make sure that it clearly shows in your answer and that the message that you are trying to convey is clearly announced clearly within each section that makes up your answer.


6 – Use power words


Selling yourself is not just about stating your message clearly and describing your experience. It is also about sounding confident, mature and, generally speaking, in control. Most people tend to understate their experience. In order to appear more confident, you will need to adopt a vocabulary which may be slightly different to that which you are accustomed to on a day-to-day basis, and which will sell yourself in an active and enthusiastic manner.


For example, Consider this sentence: “After a few attempts, I was able to reach a compromise with my colleagues” . On the surface, it sounds like a good thing to say. However, “After a few attempts” and “I was able to” sound weak. They make is sound as if the candidate didn’t try that hard or is not particularly proud of his/her achievement. The sentence could have a much stronger impact if it were reworded as follows: “Following several discussions where I encouraged my colleagues to review their position, I was successful in helping the team reach a compromise”. In this revised sentence, the words “encouraged” and “successful” present a much more proactive candidate and make a big difference in the manner in which the answer is being received by the listener.


7 – Talk about yourself rather than everyone else


Candidates who feel uncomfortable at interviews usually compensate by talking about everything else but themselves. They talk repeatedly about “we”, “the team” and, although it does present a good team playing attitude, it fails to tick the boxes when it comes to personal skills and competencies.


In your interview, it is perfectly fine to introduce some collective actions and say sentences such as “As a team, we were charged with conducting an audit on waiting time in A&E”, but only as an introduction to the rest of the answer, which should remain focussed on you and no one else.


8 – Bring objectivity into your answers


If you feel awkward talking about yourself or you don’t want to appear to be boasting, one good way to counter this problem is to bring objectivity into your answers. This can be achieved firstly by bringing examples from your experience into your answers but also by discussing the feedback that you have received, either informally or through 360-degree appraisal forms.


9- Avoid vague statements


Keep to statements that provide real information. Avoid vague statements such as “I went into paediatrics because I like it” unless you can back up your statement. What really matters is why you find it interesting or why you like it.


10 – Don’t bore them with spurious detail


Avoid going into too much detail when giving examples unless they have asked you to describe a specific example in the question. If you provide too much intricate detail, you will make your answer very long and you will create confusion by concentrating on one issue whilst the question may be much broader.


11 – Stay positive


Whether I coach people who are applying for ST, Consultant, Clinical / Medical Director posts or even higher up, many candidates incriminate themselves by delivering answers with a negative undertone right from the start. I have lost count of the number of people who start their answers to the question “What is your research experience?” by saying “Well, I haven’t done much research”; or those who describe their communication skills as “above average” i.e. nothing special. To make an impact, you must sell what you have rather than what you don’t have. If you don’t show that you believe in yourself then no one will.

Olivier Picard is the managing director of Interview Skills consulting,a firm specialising in interview skills coaching for all industries including medical interviewcoaching.

How to succeed in a job interview. TOP TIPS!

May 20, 2011 Posted by

Hello, Sorry to have been away for so long, and not making any daft videos. :) I’ve brought Jason back to help anyone struggling with their interview techniques. How to be successful in a job interview top ten… Alright? I am going to give you somereally good advise, for when when you go for a job interview. Some well good tips to make sure that you succeed First up. When you arrive, you must be polite. You must shake hands, give me some skin blood! And look the man in the eye a little bit, then he’ll trust you, and won’t mind when you check the picture of his woman on his desk. You need a firm handshake, squeeze his hand and let him know who’s tha boss. Of course, he’s the boss really, but you need to make him think you are. Arrive on time, so get out of bed early, which means doing without that second wank of Trisha in. Sadly, at the end of the day you’ve got to get up in the morning Employers like to see a little charisma, so talk with enthusiasm about things your interested in, tell him about the Subaru, tell him how you can burn-off anything on the road due to the modifications you’ve made, he’s a man – he’ll be impressed. It’s not as if he’s policeman or an insurance company so it’s okay, unless you are going for a job at your own insurance company, or wanting to join the rozzers, you should do this. But sometimes, a woman can be offering you a job, in which case don’t talk about the Subaru, because women don’t know what they are, and may think that banging on on

The Trouble with Interviews. Part 2: How to succeed in a job interview

May 16, 2011 Posted by

The Trouble with Interviews. Part 2: How to succeed in a job interview. The Trouble with Interviews including tips on interview techniques. Film was produced by Lee Mannering of Chroma Productions. See their web site at: