How do I do well on my phone interview?
June 20, 2007 6:40 PM Subscribe
I have my first phone interview (and third job interview ever) for a sysadmin job on Friday, and I'm looking for some advice.
posted by drdevice to work & money (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've just graduated from a university with a B.S. in Computer Science after working for about a year and a half as a student system administrator for a department at the university. I applied for a Linux System Administrator position at a fairly small nearby company, and just got a call to set up a phone interview for Friday. I'm pretty excited, but I've never had a phone interview before (or really any sort of serious interview for a job), so I'm also pretty nervous.
The job requires experience with Redhat, Debian, and Slackware, scripting languages like python, perl, and php, and other common system administration things (backups, etc). It's an entry-level position (one year of experience required), and will be mostly telecommuting.
I've looked through previous posts about phone interviews (which were helpful), but I was hoping for some advice specific to an IT job interview. What can I expect from a phone interview for a position like this? Are there things I should do to prepare for it?