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:
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.
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.