If you are going to apply for a job ,be prepared for the kinds of interviews you can expect .One type of interviews is the telephone interview. Here are some tips for telephone interviews:______________. Before the interview ,guess and write down the questions you might be asked. Practise the answers orally until you are satisfied with yourself. The questions scan be about your working experiences, skills and achievements.
Keep your notes handy. Have any key information next to the phone, including your notes about the company and the questions you have prepared for. Then you can easily get the information you need. In this way, you will sound more prepared.
Avoid salary topics. When you are asked how much money you would expect, it’s not wise if you give no response. But it’s not right to give an exact number at once. Try to be open to discussion, so you’d better say something like, “If this is the right job for me, I believe we can come to an agreement on salary ”
Push for a face-to-face meeting. At the end of the interview, don’t forget to sell yourself. You cab say something like, “I am very interested in your company. If possible I’d be really happy to see some of your managers. I am free either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. Which would be better for you?”
Try to rearrange surprise interviews. If you receive an interview call without any expectation, you can politely ask them to arrange another time for the interview, so you can be better prepared. Try something like, “I am sorry but I can’t do it right now. Can I call you back tomorrow after work, at 6p.m.?”
After the telephone interview, only a few are left for face-to-face interview, so get prepared and good luck!
69. The article is about________.
A. how to apply for a jobB. how to make telephone call
C. how to deal with a telephone interviewD. how to take telephone messages
70. Which one best suits the “________” in paragraph 2?
A. Make a self-introductionB. Practice working skills
C. Write down the answersD. Predict the questions
71. The underlined word “handy” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ________.
A. easy to getB. easy to recognize
C. easy to holdD. easy to understand
72. Which might be the best response to the questions about salary?
A. I am expecting a salary of $$5000 month.
B. My salary requirements can be discussed.
C. May I not answer your question?
D. I don’t mind at all.
73. At the end of the interview, you should ________.
A. talk to some of the managersB. try to ask for a meeting
C. tell them where you liveD. let them introduce themselves
74. You’d better________ if you receive a surprise call from the interview.
A. not answer the callB. ask someone else to answer it
C. ask for another interviewD. Start you interview at once