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The Telephone Interview

April 14, 2012 by  
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The telephone interview has become one of the most popular first round interviews for college students
and new grads. If you are a college student looking for an internship, it may be the only interview you have and if you are a new grad, it will often be the first interview you have with a company.

I have decided to blog about the telephone interview today because I just coached 2 college students in the interview process. Both are juniors and were looking for an internship for this summer. We worked hard together and my telephone interview coaching was key in their success just as much as the overall coaching program. Both received several offers and one student had 6 telephone interviews in 1 week with 4 of them in one day. Both got the offers they wanted.

For a thorough coaching on the telephone interview and my comprehensive interview strategy and method you can order my book at or click the picture of the book in the header of this page. Reading this book is equivalent to getting 10 hours of coaching with me for a small investment. But here is something to read while you are waiting for the book to arrive.

I was recently asked by to offer some tips on acing telephone interview and I want to share the link

This article is just a small sample of what is in the book, but very helpful!

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Success Stories

Hans-Hans, Gettysburg College
Ellyn provided insightful and comprehensive career counseling, and I would recommend her to any and all young professionals looking for assistance with their professional endeavors. Read more
Rebecca-Rebecca, Adelphi University
After college, I found the interview process very intimidating and difficult. Then I found Ellyn who fully prepared me for interviewing and provided me with a job search strategy. Her tools were unlike others I found in researching the internet. Read more
Francesca-Francesca, Georgetown University
I want to thank you for everything you have done for me this past year. Before I met you I was overwhelmed with graduating and wanting to find the “perfect” job. Read more
-Director of Career Services, St. Thomas Aquinas College
On behalf of the Career Services Office and the St. Thomas Aquinas College Community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your valuable time with us and contributing to the continued success of our students. Read more
Joanna-Joanna, University of Pennsylvania
Ellyn not only coached me through the interview process, but also got me thinking about a career path, not just getting a job. I owe to her my first, second, and third jobs out of college. Read more
Allison-Allison, George Washington University
I don’t know if I would have gotten my job if it weren’t for Ellyn Enisman! The self assessment and discovery process she created helped me understand the value of my education, project work, internships, work experiences, and life experiences.Read more
AlishaAlisha, Northeastern University
Before my interview process began I contacted Ellyn to help revise my resume and take a professional look at the job offers that were available to me. She coached me about different careers that I might be interested in and the types of things that companies are looking for in candidates. Read more


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