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Some of the tips that can be helpful in case of telephonic
interview are as follows:
Decide the time of the interview in advance so that you can be
prepared with all the documents and are ready to receive the call.
Ensure there is no distraction or external noise around.
Smile because it gets communicated over the phone.
Speak clearly and slowly, stay upbeat, and use positive language.
Listen to the question patiently, and then answer without
If you do not understand the question, you may politely ask the
speaker to repeat. You may also rephrase to conﬁrm the question.
Refer to your web portfolio or blog or LinkedIn proﬁle, if
Some of the tips that can be helpful in case of video inter-
views are as follows:
Test all the equipment before the interview to avoid any last
Minimize distractions like mobile ringtones, door bells, or
any other noise from people around you.
Keep all the documents readily available with you.
Be sure to look at the camera while speaking and at the screen
when not speaking.
Take care of the background; it should look presentable.
Avoid bright colors and stripes that may not be appealing on
Frequently Asked Questions and
Techniques to Answer
Interestingly, every interview is a unique experience, and there is no
simple mathematical formulae to crack it. Two candidates with similar
academic performance and work experience despite giving the same
answers are likely to get dierent outcome based on the way they
exhibit their skills through body language, attitude, professional eti-
quette, communication skills, willingness to learn, adaptability, prob-
lem-solving approach, focused approach etc. Therefore, your responses
are a reﬂection of your personality and convey volumes about you.
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