The Keys to Successful Emergency Medicine Physician Interviewing | Telephone Interviewing
Last month EMrecruits discussed the importance of Pre-Interview Preparation by offering a look at the most commonly asked questions during the initial interview process. Now we take a look at the next step in our 7-Step Guide to Successful Interviewing: Telephone Interviewing.
Step 3 | Telephone Interviewing: Your First Impression
Most practices will have a brief telephone interview with a candidate before setting up a site interview. Telephone screening offers an introduction and gives some level of assurance that you are appropriate for the opportunity. Remember the impression you make during the telephone interview determines if there will be a site visit. Unqualified candidates are screened out over the telephone. If you are unprepared or ill-mannered on the phone, you may not have an opportunity to go to the next step.
Key Things to Remember
Always Sound Alert and Interested
- Eliminate Background Noise
- Write Down the Caller's Name and the Group/Organization
- Be Prepared
- Ask Questions
- Give Concise Answers
- Inquire About the Next Step
- Be Flexible in Scheduling an On-Site Meeting