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Dialing In: Phone Interview Tips for Making the Right Impression

Phone interviews are common for first-round screening of job candidates. They allow an employer to quickly get a feel for who you are and how you communicate.

Since a phone call will likely be your first chance to make a killer impression, you have to take it seriously and do the prep work. Here’s how:

Resumania™: And the Award for Worst Resume “Honors” Section Goes To …

All honors are not equal. For example, being named your company’s “Employee of the Year” will likely impress prospective employers; winning a neighborhood poker tournament probably won’t hold as much weight. Many applicants make the mistake of including so-called honors and accomplishments in their resumes that are dated or irrelevant to the job they’re seeking.

Resumania™: Avoid Including Odd Affiliations

Lots of job seekers include an “Affiliations” section on their resume to highlight the professional organizations to which they belong. But not every group with which you’re involved should necessarily be listed on your resume.