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September 10th, 2010 | By SOCAL

Phone Interviewing Do's and Don'ts

by Patrick Lee 2010-09-10


Here are the keys to successful job interviewing. Follow these simple rules and you should achieve success

  • Do plan to get ready by your phone about 10 minutes early. If you dont answer your phone for a job interview is never excusable. If you are running late, do phone your recruiter or company.
  • Do greet the interviewer(s) by title (Ms., Mr., Dr.) and last name if you are sure of the pronunciation. (If you're not sure, do ask your recruiter about the pronunciation before going into the interview. This is where you make your first impression.
  • Do show clear accent Korean employers prefer North American accent. If you dont have North-American accent, try to speak with neutral accent. Don't be soft-spoken. A forceful voice projects confidence.
  • Don't tell jokes during the interview.
  • Do show enthusiasm in the position and the company.
  • Do have good motives to come to Korea and teach. Dont say that you are coming to Korea b/c of your girl friend or boy friend or for travel purpose.
  • Do show that you have good class management skills
  • Do avoid using poor language, slang, and pause words (such as "like," "uh," and "um").
  • Do have a high confidence and energy level with bright personality, but don't be overly aggressive.
  • Do avoid controversial topics. Don't say anything negative about former employers, or supervisors.
  • Do stress your achievements. And don't offer any negative information about yourself.
  • Don't bring up or discuss personal issues or family problems.
  • Don't inquire about salary, vacations, bonuses or other benefits until after you've received an offer. You can ask those to your recruiters.
  • Do ask intelligent questions about the job, company, or industry. Don't ever not ask any questions -- it shows a lack of interest.
  • Do close the interview by telling the interviewer(s) that you want the job and asking about the next step in the process.

Enjoy your interview and best luck to you guys !!

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