Think the interview is the first step to landing your next job? Think again. Most jobs start with a phone call; either with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager—and sometimes, all three. So before you’ve chosen your interview outfit or practiced your handshake, you’ve got to cross the first hurdle: the phone interview. In the age of texting, Snapchat, and hashtags, phone conversations are something of a lost art. It is, however, a skill that can be quickly mastered if you know some of the basics—and plan appropriately. But before you pick up the phone, make sure you’re prepared to show off your best professional self to potential employers. Here are five expert tips that will help you get through even the toughest phone interview situations.
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