Do’s and Don’ts for Phone and Virtual Interviews

By: Silvia Rabanales and Molly Scherle, Job Center Representatives

Preparing for any interview can be a little stressful and confusing. Most companies have started doing phone and virtually interviews, but don’t worry we have a couple of tips on do’s and don’ts for phone/virtual calls.


  • Be prepared with your resume at hand, this way you can look over details regarding your skills and job history.
  • For virtual calls make sure you have a clean, clutter free surrounding with natural lighting.
  • With virtual calls make sure you are wearing appropriate attire.
  • If you must call-in for the interview, make sure you are prepared with the name of the interviewer to get directed to the correct person.
  • Look over common interview questions, you can do so on by searching this on the internet. This will help you better prepare.
  • Look up information about employer to be well prepared.
  • Do make sure you have a good cell phone connection and make sure device needed is charged.


  • Don’t be in a cluttered room with background noise.
  • Don’t be late on calls or virtual calls.
  • Don’t chew gum or candy.
  • Don’t sit in a public place that has a busy background.
  • Don’t use a silly username.

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