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Sounding Professional on a telephone interview

You may take a call from a recruitment agent whilst still in your pyjamas, or have a telephone interview at a time when you’re feeling low after numerous applications, so here are some tips to increase your chances of sounding positive and professional, even if you might not feel it:

🚶Stand up
When you stand up it opens up your body, it can make you sound more confident and help to stimulate your thoughts.

👀 Look out of a window
This will take your mind off your immediate surroundings and any distractions like the washing up in the kitchen.

😁 Smile
Even if you don’t feel like smiling, the act of smiling makes you sound more positive – give it a try by recording yourself on your phone saying the same sentence with and without a smile and see what difference you notice.

I’d also recommend headphones so you’re hands free and can take notes.

Don’t be tempted to take a call from a recruitment agent if it’s not a good time, the telephone interview is an important part of the recruitment process so make sure you’re ready to give your best.

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