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Hey, guys.

So, last week, I applied for a job with an insurance company, and I just got an email informing me that I have an interview - A fucking phone interview - On Wednesday.

It's not exactly what I was expecting, I've never actually had one of those, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice, and/or tips?

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It's not exactly what I was expecting, I've never actually had one of those, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice, and/or tips?
I've had a couple of these, and it's quite good actually. My best advice would be the following:

1) Have the company website open in front of you when you are being asked questions. The more you can read and understand of their own policies, the better the chance of being able to give a competent answer.

2) Have the call in a place where you are relaxed. The couch, the garden, whatever. The more calm you are, the better the result.

3) Answer short and precise. Seeing as you don't have the option to smile or use your personality in the same way, the worst thing to do is to continously cut off the interviewer.

4) Wear a headset if at all possible. It can give you more tension to sit with a phone in your hand and you will want the conversation over quicker if you do.

Just a few things I noticed during my tries - Best of luck to you! Let us know how it goes
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what he said, but also to add, now would be a good time to work on your "phone voice", speaking clearly is important(obviously) but so is volume,tone and professionalism, if this job is customer facing the likely hood is they want someone who doesnt sound like a total unwashed street urchin, smile when you speak,totally changes your voice for the better.

also wash your balls, nothing worse than itchy balls when your in an interview phone or not!



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Lock all pet's/children roommates in a room as far from where you're doing the phone interview as possible.

Nothing ruins it faster than a whiny little brat or kids coming up to you wanting something.

Or failing that get them out of the house for the day.
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Cheers, guys. Plus rep to you all.

I passed the phone interview! I've got to attend a meet and greet on the 8th of August, and then afterwards, I'll have another interview, I think.

Here's to hoping I get the job!

Edit: I'll have to spread the rep before giving it to Nordicus, sorry about that!

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Good going, DA, good luck at your meet & greet!

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Cheers, mate!

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"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'
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Phone interviews are usually a way to do one of 2 things:
1) quickly vet a lot of people during round 1 of interviews
2) interview people who far geographically inconvenient (could still be a round 1, 2, 3 process)

I wouldn't take it personally. And hey it sounds like you made it to round 2!
So congrats!

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Cheers, guys. Plus rep to you all.

I passed the phone interview! I've got to attend a meet and greet on the 8th of August, and then afterwards, I'll have another interview, I think.

Here's to hoping I get the job!

Edit: I'll have to spread the rep before giving it to Nordicus, sorry about that!
Awesome to know - Let us know how the meet'n'greet goes!

Is it a company we know of?
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