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How to Not Suck at Phone Interviews

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HT to Mint Resumes for another great and relevant post for recruiters and candidates applying for teaching positions in Korea.  This especially hits home since more than 90% of our interviews are done over the phone as obviously we’re here in Korea and candidates are generally from overseas.

His 5 points are all valid but let’s go through the ones that are particularly important to not be seen as an undesirable candidate which should also supplement this post.

No Distractions:

Can’t count the number of times where I heard a flushing toilet in the background, a baby crying, or a radio/TV on.  Simply unprofessional and discourteous.  Make sure you’re in a quiet place.

Go Wired:

Unless you absolutely have no access to a landline, do not call me from your cell phone while you’re driving your car.  Dropped calls could mean you could also be dropped too.  Be prepared by the corded phone for the call; it, at the very least, makes you looked prepared.


This goes for the previous point.  If you happen to be out for dinner or with friends, simply ask for us to call back at a more convenient time.  Standing us up for a short time it much, much better than trying to compete with noise.


Written by recruiterinkorea

June 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I can’t believe people actually do this. Its all commonsense


    June 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

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