Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews.
This has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard.
How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone?
With the speed that technology allows us to change messaging, data and manufactured products, the need to be as precise or exact about some details no longer exists. In some cases, good enough is really good enough.
We have all heard them, read about the possibilities, studied the website sources and books. We prepare for the interview questions most likely to be asked and questions directly related to the job responsibilities and required skills by a hiring manager.
If you have felt powerless over your work, career or life in general, it might be time for you to look long and hard at your goals and how you approach them. Creating your own personal and professional goals, and establishing a process for accomplishing them, protects you from going completely into a ditch when you hit an icy patch in the road.
Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and found yourself distracted by the number of times a person says, “umm” or “do you know what I mean?” It starts out somewhat funny, but quickly becomes an annoyance.