If you are using your mobile for your phone interview there are a few things you should be ready for. Make sure it has a full charge on it. Some telephone interviews can last longer than 30 minutes. The last thing you want is for your phone to die during the interview. It can appear to the interviewer you were not prepared.
Also make sure that you turn off your call waiting as you do not want that beeping away during your interview and make sure that you voicemail sounds professional just in case your interviewer gets put through to it.
Selection Of Room
Make sure you select a room in your house that is quiet for your interview. Picking a room with pets, TV, radio and screaming kids is not ideal and doesn't set the best impression. You want a room you can conduct your interview in peace.
What You Need With You
During your interview is important to have the following items with you to help you in your interview. First thing is a copy of your CV, application/cover letter with you so you can refer to it if you are asked questions over any of these areas. Secondly, you will need the notes you have made ready at your finger tips. These are any questions that you wish to ask plus your achievements and skills evidenced to help you quickly refer to them when answering questions. Third thing needed is a notepad and pen to help you make notes. These items can help you make notes to help answer or ask questions during the interview. Fourth item is a bottle or glass of water just incase you need it to keep yourself hydrated and stop your throat from drying up. The last item you need with you is your calendar or diary. You may be asked to appear for a face to face interview or a second interview, so you will need them to make sure you are free and picking the best time for you.
Practice the tone of your voice on the voice and even how you answer the phone. Remember, as with any type of interview........IMPRESSIONS COUNT. Don't answer the phone like you may do to friends or family. Don't answer the phone with 'Yo' or 'What's up'. Yes they have been used by others. Try 'Hello, your name speaking' or even 'Good Morning, your name Speaking'. Make sure it professional, warm and friendly.