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5. FIND YOUR LOCATION Stake out a quite space to occupy during your interview. Ideally, there should be a comfortable place to sit as well as a table to lay out your papers. Try and find a low-traffic spot where members of household are un-likely to disturb you.
6. ORGANIZE YOUR PAPERS Have a copy of your resume and cover letter close at hand. Take out those lists you made while organizing your thoughts. In addition keep any notes related to company that you feel may be helpful during call. Spread these items out across your table so they are easy to access. Only keep what is truly necessary. Too much paper can be a distraction.
7. GATHER YOUR WRITING TOOLS Place a notepad and several pens or pencils on table. These will be helpful in writing down notes, questions and most importantly, your interviewer's names.
8. ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS As appointed hour draws near, make sure that television and radio are turned off. Exit your email and turn off your computer screen. If possible, disable your call-waiting. Let your family or roommates know about timing of interview so they do not accidentally disturb you. Place a do not disturb sign on your door as a gentle reminder.
=================================================== CONCLUSION =================================================== By following these 8 basic tips, you are making a great impression and on your way to onsite interview. Remember, phone interview is very important and you should plan and prepare for it carefully.
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Sincerely, Nathan Newberger, Managing Editor http://www.WorkTree.com
"Helping You Find More Jobs Faster"
Nathan Newberger is the job and career expert at http://www.WorkTree.com Nathan has over 10 years experience in staffing and human resources. He has worked both as a recruiter and career counselor. Mr. Newberger has been the Managing Editor at http://www.WorkTree.com for the past 5 years and his articles have helped thousands of job seekers.