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Have a phone interview coming up for an internship? It can be easy to let your guard down when the interviewer can't see you. In this video below, I share four common mistakes intern candidates make that you need to avoid.

Hopefully, this helps you.

#1: The distracted intern candidate (0:24)
#2: The shuffling paper intern candidate (0:40)
#3: The my roommate is knocking on my door intern candidate (0:53)
#4: The answering the phone like you didn't know you had an interview intern candidate (1:13) 

You may also be interested in 5 Best Practices For Working Remotely As An Intern 

The Bottom Line

Use common sense when preparing for a phone interview, and ask yourself what you would want to see from a candidate if you were interviewing him or her.


Find a quiet place where you won't be interrupted.

Be on time.

Answer your phone like you're expecting the call.

It's okay to have your resume or another reference sheet in front of you, but don't go all crazy moving paper around.

And most importantly, be confident! 


Ryan has been heavily involved in the world of Information Technology and entrepreneurship since the early 2000s. From small business consulting to Fortune 500 IT leadership, Ryan has a wide array of tech industry knowledge. Ryan has his BBA and MBA from the University of Iowa. Connect with Ryan on Twitter or Instagram.

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