When it comes to job interviews, whether over the phone or in person, there’s a lot to think about. What questions will they ask? What qualities are they looking for in a good candidate? What should I wear?!? Those are fair questions, but you should be prepared for something much earlier. Eventually, we’ll tackle a lot of these questions, but let’s start with the initial stages of the interview process, specifically how you answer the phone. Obviously, your initial interactions are very important in making a first impression, but they’re also an important part of laying the groundwork for a successful interview process. Recruiters are looking for reasons to say yes or no to a candidate. Believe me when I say the first 10 seconds count!