Telephone Interviews – Pros + Cons
The Telephone Interview – Pros and Cons
We’ve recently noticed a rise in clients using Telephone interviews as part of their interview process.
Whilst the method is nothing new – the popularity certainly is. This prompted us to take a look at the pros and cons for clients using them.
Time Saving– you get to screen more candidates quickly, doesn’t take so much time
- Space Saving – No meeting room needed, you can do it anywhere, even on the road if you have a busy schedule
- You’ll get a good idea of their phone manner – very important when you’re representing a company.
- If you’re interviewing for a phone-based role, then this should be your first step in the interview process
- You can have the candidate’s CV and any notes in front of you
- Stating the obvious – you don’t meet them in person +
you only hear a voice
- It’s harder to build a rapport over the phone
- You can’t read body language
- The interview is likely to be shorter – so less time to evaluate your candidate
- Technology can let you down and get in the way