Phone interviews have become the norm. It’s a great way to learn more about the candidate before bringing them in for a face-to-face interview; they save everyone involved time and effort. With the candidate’s resume and LinkedIn profile pulled up in front of them, recruiters and hiring managers can weed out unqualified and uninterested candidates without leaving their desk. But, if you want to be effective in conducting phone interviews, there are a few things to note.
It’s the moment recruiters and hiring managers dread: Negotiating a Salary. You might have found the perfect candidate, only for them to turn down your job offer at the last moment.
With the Assembly Bill 168 in effect, employers are banned from inquiring about a candidate’s salary history. This law change will cause hiring managers and recruiters to have to tweak their salary negotiation tactics.
“Do you have any questions for me?” If you really want the job, do not answer with a “No.”
That’s your cue to turn the tables around and be the interviewer. Asking questions shows the hiring manager that you’re interested and serious about the getting the job. Most hiring managers and recruiters are more likely to hire a candidate that asks questions rather than just answering.