The telephone interview will be (if/when it happens) a new experience for me, as was the interview by committee for my current job, and the whole cover letter/curriculum vita application process for professional positions.

Several things stand out in the material I’ve reviewed to prepare for the possibility of a telephone interview (a simple Google search for “telephone interview” turned up some great information).¬† During the interview:

Stand up while you are talking.

Look in a mirror if possible.


Use a hands-free headset, so you move more naturally, as you would during a face-to-face interview.

Practice out loud, with someone, using a recording device.