Don't be surprised if the next interview you're offered turns out to be a telephone interview. More and more HR departments are scheduling phone interviews to save time and reduce the need for travel.
But if you've never had a phone interview, you're undoubtedly wondering how to prepare. Though you'll need to do the same kind of background research you'd do to prepare for an in-person interview (see "live and in person!" August 2006, page 63), there are also some considerations unique to phone interviews. Here are some tips for acing that interview:
Editor's note: This is the fifth of a multi-part series on job hunting. Next month: negotiating the offer. Read part one: landing your dream job | Read part two: writing a killer resume | Read part three: you've sent off your resume, now what? | Read part four: live and in person!