by Jason Nemoy

For those that in are in transition, you’re most likely going to land the phone interview/screen before anything else. Feeling a little anxious about it? Butterflies in the stomach? I’ve been there before, and know the feeling. So as corny as it may sound, take a few deep breaths just prior to the call, actually SMILE, and prepare to be as poised and enthusiastic as possible. The interviewer will absolutely feel (and appreciate) your energy, and first impression will be established in the first 10 seconds. And please… don’t forget to have your resume and notes in front of you for quick reference. Appreciate the opportunity for the call, and enjoy the experience. Be creative.