For many the first step in the interview process is a phone interview. Employers often opt to begin with a phone screening or interview because it is effective and cuts down on the expense of interviewing. Making it past this first round is very important. Here are some ways to prepare:

1. Watch the UCS video on Preparing for a Phone interview

2. Listen and Watch the UCS recorded webinar Phone Interviews: You make the call

3. Read the UCS webpage on Telephone Interviews

4. And if you still need help and have questions please utilize the staff at Northwestern University Career Services (if you’re a NU student or alum) or your own career services office. We offer mock phone interviews and one-on-one appointments to coach you on interviewing as well.

Good luck and happy phone interviewing!