Phone interviews are incredibly important and there are several things you can do to have a more successful outcome. First, before the call ensure you have all the information needed in front of you, including your resume and cover letter, job ad, and company research. Second, have something to take notes on (and with) so you don’t distract the interviewer with the noise of the computer keyboard. Third, take the call in a quiet room at home or in your car with no children, dogs, television or radio sound in the background. Fourth and last, have some water at the ready since your nerves will most likely make you thirsty. Try these tips before your next phone interview. To your job search and interview success!