O'Reilly logo

Conducting a Telephone Interview by Vaibhav Gupta

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

How well did you listen?

Irrespective of the number of training sessions, books, websites, blogs, or any other sources advocating the prominence of listening skills, we incessantly choose to ignore them. The main culprit is our reduced concentration span. We are always in a hurry to speak our minds, as our thoughts multiply and race more quickly than we can handle. 81 percent of respondents in my survey strongly believed in the contribution of the interviewer's listening skills towards successful results. Conversely, 67 percent felt that during one of the telephone interviews they faced, the attention of the recruiter was divided; that is, there was no active listening.

Several irritating distractions during the interview process were cited by ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required