Your Voice Counts – How to Ace That Phone Interview

Your Voice Counts - How to Ace That Phone Interview

Your Voice Counts – How to Ace That Phone Interview

By Freddy Ngiam

Many people overlook the importance of a phone interview. You may assume that a phone interview is very impersonal. To a certain extent it is but an efficient phone candidate would try to fashion his voice and his tone and manner of speaking to impress his phone interviewer with an open, gregarious introduction of himself. He knows how to “smile” over the phone. He knows phone etiquette. If a phone interviewer were an experienced one, he or she would be able to assess the phone candidates gestures and attitudes by studying his or her tone of voice, words used and manner of speaking.

Having a clear, crisp voice, which would get a phone interviewer’s attention, is one thing. An important point to remember is to get a good quality phone that does not fizzle or muffles the voice during a phone interview. It directly affects the quality of your voice.

It is especially important that you have a high-quality phone in addition to a good and clear tone of voice when you are applying for positions, which either requires you to be on the phone a lot, or a position, which you are a Tele-Staff.

It pays to know your company better in addition to having a good phone, a good voice and a good manner of speaking. Know your terrain before you tread. If you are able to find out more information of the company you are applying for, your phone interview would be more productive as you are able to discuss about the job scopes and requirements and it makes your phone interviewer thinks of you as a well-informed and resourceful person. All these will bode well for your phone interview.

Role-play with a friend if necessary to get yourself familiarized and comfortable with phone interviews. Practice and learn how to be composed and decisive over the phone at the same time having control of your tone of voice.

Practice well and when you make the real call, the practice will pay off.

Freddy Ngiam, Founder & CEO of www.jobsupermart.com, a job portal in Singapore/USA. Free to job seekers.

 

We hope you found this article about “Your Voice Counts – How to Ace That Phone Interview” helpful.  If you have questions or need expert tax or family office advice that’s refreshingly objective (we never sell investments), please contact us or visit our Family office page  or our website at www.GROCO.com.  Unfortunately, we no longer give advice to other tax professionals gratis.

To receive our free newsletter, contact us here.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more updates.

Alan Olsen, CPA

Alan Olsen, is the Host of the American Dreams Show and the Managing Partner of GROCO.com.  GROCO is a premier family office and tax advisory firm located in the San Francisco Bay area serving clients all over the world.

Alan L. Olsen, CPA, Wikipedia Bio

 

 

GROCO.com is a proud sponsor of The American Dreams Show.

 

American-Dreams-Show-Accounting-firm-in-ca-cpa-tax-advisors-groco-alan-olsen

The American Dreams show was the brainchild of Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA. It was originally created to fill a specific need; often inexperienced entrepreneurs lacked basic information about raising capital and how to successfully start a business.

Alan sincerely wanted to respond to the many requests from aspiring entrepreneurs asking for the information and introductions they needed. But he had to find a way to help in which his venture capital clients and friends would not mind.

The American Dreams show became the solution, first as a radio show and now with YouTube videos as well. Always respectful of interview guest’s time, he’s able to give access to individuals information and inspiration previously inaccessible to the first-time entrepreneurs who need it most.

They can listen to venture capitalists and successful business people explain first-hand, how they got to where they are, how to start a company, how to overcome challenges, how they see the future evolving, opportunities, work-life balance and so much more..

American Dreams discusses many topics from some of the world’s most successful individuals about their secrets to life’s success. Topics from guest have included:

Creating purpose in life / Building a foundation for their life / Solving problems / Finding fulfillment through philanthropy and service / Becoming self-reliant / Enhancing effective leadership / Balancing family and work…

Untitled_Artwork copy 4

MyPaths.com (Also sponsored by GROCO) provides free access to content and world-class entrepreneurs, influencers and thought leaders’ personal success stories. To help you find your path in life to true, sustainable success & happiness.  It’s mission statement:

In an increasingly complex and difficult world, we hope to help you find your personal path in life and build a strong foundation by learning how others found success and happiness. True and sustainable success and happiness are different for each one of us but possible, often despite significant challenges.

Our mission at MyPaths.com is to provide resources and firsthand accounts of how others found their paths in life, so you can do the same.

Posted in
What Happened to California’s Tax Revenue in May?

What Happened to California’s Tax Revenue in May?

Where has all of California’s money gone? Ok, so the state isn’t bankrupt or anything like that, but according to recent reports, the state’s tax revenues fell short by 5.5 percent in the month of May. That marks the first time in six months that California’s revenues have not reached expectations. In fact, that 5.5…

Beware the Pump: Another Gas Tax Is on the Way

Beware the Pump: Another Gas Tax Is on the Way

If you’ve had enough with California’s high gas prices, then you might not want to keep reading, because just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they are about to. That’s because when 2015 rolls around California residents are going to have to pay another new gas tax. In fact it’s a double-digit hike…

Try These Five Tips For Tax Savings in 2014

Try These Five Tips For Tax Savings in 2014

Everyone loves to save on their taxes, especially since it seems like the government never runs out of ways to add to American’s tax bill. So let’s discuss some helpful tips to reduce your tax bill. Although it might be too late to implement these ideas for last year’s return – unless you file an…

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills

As Property Values Soar In California, So Do the Tax Bills When it comes to taxes, sometimes it seems like if it’s not one thing, then it’s another. During the recession, when the housing market was taking a hit due to dropping property values, county tax assessors across the state actually dropped property tax bills…