WHAT IS THE PHONE INTERVIEW FOR?
Whether simply in order to make an appointment, for pre-selection purposes, for following up your application or because you are too far away for a meeting in person, you may need to get through the first step of a recruitment process over the phone. And this is one step of the recruitment process which shouldn’t be overlooked!
It can be used to make an appointment, follow up on your application, or more rarely, replace a face-to-face interview, if you are unable to travel.
But usually, the phone interview is a pre-selection process: it is used to validate or clarify certain details on your CV, before continuing to consider your application. This may mean checking that you meet the eligibility criteria (status, agreement and so on) for an internship or a work-linked training contract. The recruiter may also want to evaluate your experience, in order to clarify the position for which your application may be considered: for example, “business market” or “personal market” if you are applying for a senior corporate position in a bank branch.