Tuesday, July 26, 2011



If you are a new Graduate or a seasoned professional looking for a new job or just wanting to change professions then the Essential Phone Interview Handbook by Paul J. Bailo will assist you in getting that perfect job.

Today more than ever, job candidates make initial contact with prospective employers 
via the telephone. Phone interviews are often the most unexpected facet of job interviewing, yet they are fast becoming the standard for employers when narrowing the pool of applicants and determining who will be invited for in-person interviews.

The Essential Phone Interview Handbook covers:
    The Essential Phone Interview Handbook
  1. How to prepare, what to say, and when to say it.
  2. How to establish your professional presence over the phone.
  3. How to get to the next step. 
The book was written by Paul J. Bailo, is the founder of Phone Interview Pro, a service for job seekers who want to perfect their telephone job interviewing skills. The service creates a 250- plus point phone evaluation that helps the person find what they need to work on when being interviewed.

 My Thoughts-

I have never realized that when I had made a call to a potential employer, that they were assessing me the minute I said hello. My son recently applied to a well known appliance store and they called him and conducted a phone interview. If I had read the book before he received the call, he would have presented himself better. I hope that the employer realized that he was only 17 yrs old but but he did not get the job.That was his first phone interview and he was very hesitant when he answered their questions and kept looking a me for advice. I am actually happy that he did not get that job because he is now working for a fancy restaurant and is making more money then working for that store. The author provided practical advice in a clear and concise way providing examples that made sense.
Did you ever talk to someone on the phone and hear paper rustling and the sounds of a keyboard clicking? Boy, is that annoying and you feel that the person is not even listening to you. The author says that you need to refrain from doing anything else while being interviewed. The interviewer can hear everything and they will remember what you did. So if you are looking for a new job or looking to improve yourself, this is the book for you.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.

1 comment:

  1. I think more and more people are doing phone interviews these days....sounds like a good read for anyone in the job market!


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