Webinar: What Hiring Managers Want to Hear from Candidates in a Phone Interview

Presenter: Jeevan Balani
Date Recorded: 21 June 2018


Behavioral interviewing is said to be 55 percent predictive of future on-the-job behavior, while traditional interviewing is only 10 percent predictive. As a result, companies are increasingly focusing on screening candidates for behavioral traits, especially in 5 core areas:

  1. Leadership Style
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Collaboration
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Accomplishment

Additionally, given that the average job has 250 applicants, companies are increasingly using phone interviews as the first screen to identify the highest potential candidates. Given these trends, it is imperative that job seekers prepare and internalize how their work experience is related to these behavioral themes and the job they are interviewing for, and practice communicating with synthesis and clarity.

This webinar will share a blueprint for interview preparation with this focus in mind.


Jeevan Balani is the founder of Rocket Interview, where his team helps job seekers ace the most competitive interviews. Prior to this, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company and served as a VP of a digital marketing company, and the persistent thread throughout his career has been helping people tell compelling narratives - whether in a boardroom, for a marketing campaign, or in a job interview. To learn more please visit https://rocketinterview.com/

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