Enjoy Retirement e-Zine
Phone Interview - Don't On LinkedIn
Volume 3 - Issue 27: 03-06-12
Table of Contents:
- Editor's Comments
- Prepare for You Phone Interview
- Don't Do This on LinkedIn
- Readers' Questions & Answers or Suggestions
1. Editor's Comments:
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2. Prepare for You Phone Interview
Don't just let it happen, be prepared. So, just how do you prepare? Here are a few tips.
o Consider this an in-person interview, just over the phone. Do your research and get ready.
These tactics should give you a good start as you position yourself for your dream job.
- Station yourself in a quiet room, away from the barking dog. Use the land line while you are at it.
- Ask them to call back, even if it is 10 minutes, to allow you time to gather your material if they call out of the blue.
- Stand up to increase your energy level.
- Ask the interviewer what she is looking for. Do this early in the discussion. You may get more insight that was available from the written position description.
- Listen carefully and don't talk too long when answering. If you have talked for two minutes at a stretch, that is too long.
- Ask what will be the next step in the process.
- Follow-up with a thank-you note. I like hand written notes to make yourself stand out.
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2. Don't Do This on LinkedIn
Anyone searching for a job or trying to build their business should have a profile on LinkedIn. Many people join, but they don't always do the right things to present a positive picture of themselves and their business.
Here are some common mistakes that you should avoid:
- Obvious typos - Yes, we all make them, but take the time to check through your profile and get it right.
- Profile information missing - You have to put in information about yourself so that others can know something about you.
- No professional picture or none at all - Need to convey the message of who you are.
- Adding those you don't know to your network - You just end up with a bunch of names.
- Including personal material - This is a professional network, so keep it that way.
- Joining the wrong groups - The idea is to share information with others that have the same interest.
- Inviting everyone in your address book to connect with you - You probably don't want to invite everyone that you ever emailed. Get serious.
- Lack of response to those asking for help - You will want help too, so jump in first to assist others.
4. Readers' Questions & Answers or Suggestions
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