"Long emails and dense, difficult to decipher memos mean modern office communication goes ignored more often than it’s understood. For over a decade, I taught college students how to communicate in professional settings. Every class began with a single, all-consuming thesis: “Nobody will ever want to read anything you write at work. Period.”
As your students begin the interview process, chances are good that their initial screening interviews and at least subsequent interview will be conducted over the phone. Employers treat telephone interviews as seriously as in-person interviews, so candidates need to be ready to perform effectively in these important exchanges.
Share these fourteen tips with your students to help them prepare and to ease the stress of getting ready for phone interviews: