I was reading this article –Fixing These Mistakes Tripled My Phone Interview Success Rate – thought it was a great article and exactly what I tell my students. Dress up, good posture counts, and be prepared – these are all great ideas for the phone interview. I would like to add one more thing to the phone interview “do/don’t” concept.
I often help people with their resume and find that the person I am helping has no clue that a computer software package reads their resume. They lack the keywords on their resume to match the job description to make it beyond the computer software scan and into a human’s hands/in-box. No keywords – your resume is “virtually shredded.”
Performance reviews should contain both positive reinforcement and some opportunities for improvement. These reviews are an excellent time to look to the future for continued “good” performance indicators and better performance where skills may be lacking.