Just go through my ISC article on the subject "How to face an interview over a phone" to know what to do and what not to do. It will help you to be successful in your interview and get appointed. All the best.
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1. Do not make much time difference in speaking otherwise they will think you are copying from some where.
2. Do not go off from topic be on topic during answering.
3. Do not keep other person with you during interview.
4. Do not do any other work during interview.
5. concentration is must part of interview.
Santosh Kumar Singh
(Sr. Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Technical,Mumbai)
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Even this challenging situation would ease
1. Do ground work before hand. Research about the company well by visiting their website. Your in-depth knowledge about the company may impress the interviewer.
2. Listen intently before speaking. Let the interviewer finish first and only after that you may ask if there is anything to ask. Asking a question in the middle of the interview is likely to interrupt the flow of the interview and affect the temperament of the interviewer.
3. Be prepared for the interview. Keep yourself calm and make sure that no break is needed during the interview. Turn off your TV, Stereo and any such other possible interruption. Either switch off your mobile phone in case being interviewed on landline phone or keep it in silent mode.
4. Keep your resume and notes ready in front of you for reference.
5. Keep a glass of water handy .
Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.
If I were you, I would read and read the job specifications, job descriptions, job plan and how your appointment will help the company and you. I would know the key figures, key people and the key products of the firm
I would also browse through what all I have submitted (degrees, medals, projects). Lot of people forget what's on their own CVs, it cuts a bad impression, if the person on the other end asks you questions about facts in your CV and you start fumbling.
I would be prepared to be questioned about the core skills, my best project or team work, why I left the last job, what I like and what I would improve if appointed. I would never be very critical in complaining about my previous workplaces, the bosses, the pay etc as this would give an idea that I could be a difficult employee or even sound that I am not very flexible.
I would also know where the interviewers are from. In India, we are used to talking rapidly and in a reasonable loud voice. For instance, in England, peole expect you to be polite, have a clear, audible, well spaced tone and speech.
I would learn how they wish and interact and listen to each question, then start framing my answer in a logical fashion and not jump around different issues.
I would not boast of my skills to overseas people, for instance in the healthcare sector abroad, people like you and appreciate, if you know the limitations, the basics of data protection, the escalation matrix when to ask for help etc.
The rest would be as per the above replies.