Telephone interviews traditionally last 25 – 45 minutes.
A telephone interview gives the employer an insight to your suitability to the role AND an opportunity to experience your communication skills and ability to have a conversation on the telephone – a key skill in any role!
Telephone interviews are generally competency based. Competencies are skills, such as communication, problem solving, team work, organisation etc.
The questions will be targeted on the skills needed to do the job, so remember to review the job description.
Each candidate will be asked the same set of questions, although the Recruiter / Hiring Manager may ask additional follow up questions based on your answers if they need clarity or want to find out more. This is helpful for candidates as it provides a chance to offer additional useful evidence related to the skill area.