4 Steps to acing a phone interview

Want more expert advice? Bailo’s new book, “The Essential Phone Interview Handbook” is available now.

Take advantage of your home court
“A phone interview is like an open-book test — have everything in front of you,” says Bailo of your resume and any written questions you have for the hiring manager. “The other thing we tell people is to go on LinkedIn and have a picture of the person interviewing you in front of you. It brings it down to a more personal, human level.”

Put down your cell phone
It doesn’t so much matter where you do the interview as what you do it on: namely, on a designated landline. “Some people feel comfortable on their office phone, some people feel more comfortable in the kitchen. But no cell phone,” says Bailo. “People who are looking for a job need to have a Batphone. And that phone number is only given out to people who are looking to interview you.”

Be yourself

“The No. 1 problem is: People aren’t themselves on phone interviews. They try to be someone they’re not,” says Bailo.

This is especially harmful, because the person on the other end doesn’t have any other way to relate to you. Accents, he notes, can work in your favor because they create a point of interest for the person on the other end of the line.

“With the phone interview, you lose 80 percent of your communication. All your social cues are gone. They only thing you have to work with is your voice. What you say, how you say it, all matter,” Bailo says.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD: Suspect fleeing traffic stop shot by cop…

The NYPD said an officer temporarily reassigned for the Summer All Out program shot a suspect who slammed into two NYPD cars and hit a cop in Brooklyn.

Local

De Blasio and first family will travel to…

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City's first family will travel to Italy later this month for a summer vacation.

Local

TIPS: How to take great photos during 'Manhattanhenge'

Grab your camera and make the perfect picture this Saturday.

National

Seinfeld emoji cound be available next week

Get your puffy shirts and your marble rye ready, America. Seinfeld emoji could become available as early as next week.

Gossip

PHOTOS: Topless Cara Delevingne advocates for 'Free the…

Supermodel Cara Delevingne is never one to shy away from the gaze of social media. Yesterday, she chose to advocate for the 'Free the Nipple' campaign via Instagram, where she…

Gossip

PHOTOS: Axelle Despiegelaere AKA "most beautiful" fan gets…

Axelle Despiegelaere, the "most beautiful" soccer supporter of this year's World Cup, was fired by L'Oreal for a hunting photo on her Facebook account.

Television

Final season of 'Glee' will be only 13…

The final season of "Glee" will officially be only 13 episodes, instead of the usual 22.

Entertainment

Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations

The unconventional approach to TV at Netflix netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement after plunging into original programing just last year.

NBA

GIF: LeBron James returns to Cleveland so deal…

To anyone out there who is upset about his decision, this .GIF is for you. Enjoy.

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

Wellbeing

Fart gas might prevent cancer

You might not like the smell, but fart gas might help prevent cancer.

Tech

Mesh sheds light on top 10 dating deal…

What are New Yorkers' top 10 dating deal breakers? Find out here.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…