The phone interview is a gating process that attempts to weed out as many job seekers as possible so that the company only needs to spend time and effort interviewing the best of the best. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that you ace every phone interview so that you get invited to interview in person. Below are four common phone interview questions, along with what you should be including in answers that will move you forward to the next interview and the job offer: 1. “Tell me about yourself.” Many job seekers fail this question because they take it as an icebreaker, and answer it with personal information such as family or hobbies. Read more.