Either it is face to face interview or an interview or video call or phone call; one has to deal with it smartly. As compared to face to face interview, video or phone call interview is little easy to deal with, but still, you have to manage it carefully especially in case of video call interview that is tougher than phone call interview.

Below article is going to highlights some points that you must take into consideration whenever you go for a phone call or video call based interview. These suggestions are not final at all and can be modified according to the situation as well. You can add more at your own in this points as well.

Speak slowly and clearly throughout the interview

It is imperative to ensure that the interviewer understands you clearly over the phone or video. For this purpose, you may want to speak slowly to ensure that your words come across as intended and that nothing is lost in transmission. It is often difficult to pick up accents over calls so speaking slowly and clearly can eliminate that risk.

Don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat any questions

The point about clarity applies to both the interviewer and the interviewee in the case of remote interviews, so if you are not able to understand your interviewer’s accent or are not sure of any questions then don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat themselves.

Don’t read from a script

It is always important to prepare for interviews but never put written answers to generic questions in front of you and attempt to read them out while giving an interview over a phone or video call. This comes across very negatively as it eliminates the natural conversation and gives the impression that you are not confident in your ability to communicate your thoughts without having to read them out from a ‘script.’

Prepare yourself for questions about the country/city that you are looking to move to

Since you are looking to move to a new country/ city, it is important that you do some research on your prospective place of residence. Doing so will give the interviewer a positive impression about your willingness and preparedness to move from your home country.

Prepare questions about anything you are not clear about and do follow-up for feedback

Asking questions mainly ensures that you get a clear picture of what you are getting yourself into while asking for feedback shows the interviewer your intent to learn from your experience of the interview. Even if the result of the interview is not positive, asking for feedback will ensure that you do not repeat any mistakes in the future.


The above is only guidance and by no means a fixed list of things to watch out for during phone and video interviews. Like any other interview, it is important to ensure that you leave a good impression on the interviewer and give the best account of yourself that gives you the best chance of attaining the prospective position.

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