Phone interview advice...

Old Apr 6th 2010, 9:51 pm
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Hi guys,

Long time viewer of the ME forum but this is my first post of actual relevance.

I have a phone interview coming up shortly with a company in UAE. This is the second stage, the first was the usual CV sift.

In normal circumstances, I have successfully completed loads of phone interviews before but these have all been for UK companies. I am expecting there to be the usual go over ones CV with a fine tooth comb and ask technical questions – which I am fine with. But I have a feeling that they might through in a curve ball and ask me something none technical Dubai/GCC related?

I am eager to ‘nail’ the phone interview (and get to the next stage) so want to draw on your experience in terms of similarities or differences. Anything I should know?

Bit of background – I am a technical PM within the aviation field, six plus years of UK experience. I have all the technical training ‘badges’ as well as a good university degree etc. This is my first experience of ME job hunting hence the post.

I would welcome all advice from those that have been through this stage.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mo
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Old Apr 7th 2010, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by UK PM 81
Hi guys,

Long time viewer of the ME forum but this is my first post of actual relevance.

I have a phone interview coming up shortly with a company in UAE. This is the second stage, the first was the usual CV sift.

In normal circumstances, I have successfully completed loads of phone interviews before but these have all been for UK companies. I am expecting there to be the usual go over ones CV with a fine tooth comb and ask technical questions – which I am fine with. But I have a feeling that they might through in a curve ball and ask me something none technical Dubai/GCC related?

I am eager to ‘nail’ the phone interview (and get to the next stage) so want to draw on your experience in terms of similarities or differences. Anything I should know?

Bit of background – I am a technical PM within the aviation field, six plus years of UK experience. I have all the technical training ‘badges’ as well as a good university degree etc. This is my first experience of ME job hunting hence the post.

I would welcome all advice from those that have been through this stage.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Mo
Body language goes out the window with a phone interview, so concentrate on speaking positively and with passion.

Do your home work in advance on the company plus get some information on their market place and competition.

Keep it all on a note pad, no need to keep it all in your head……they will never know!
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