Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Will Phone Conversations Become a Lost Art Some Day?

I heard a statistic this morning - During the Super Bowl game this Sunday people will text 5 times more than they did last year. We’ve all been out and about at the mall or movie theater only to see a group of teenagers or middle schoolers texting each other while they are standing or sitting beside each other. Then there is texting while driving. Texting, texting, texting. There is an entire language for texting. My son asked me the other day as he heard his mom on the phone, “How does mom talk on the phone for so long?”... I think to myself - now there’s someone going old school.

Will being able to conduct a phone conversation become a lost art some day? Time will tell. But for now, it is still a vital part of the job selection process. The phone interview is often the first step in the process. However, the candidate does not always come prepared as they would if it were face to face. Some people are simply just not comfortable talking on the phone. Other people see it is simply a first step, not thinking through that it is also a screening tool. Never look past the phone interview. If you don’t properly prepare and properly conduct yourself with your “A” game there may not be the next step. Here are a few tips for preparing for a phone interview in my next “Quick Tip”.

View Quick Tip: Preparing for a Phone Interview (Follow link below, or you may have to copy and paste into your browser)

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