You have probably replied to many job postings without hearing anything back. Then, you finally get a call that begins like this: “Thank you for your interest in our company. Your résumé is impressive. Can we schedule an initial phone interview this week?” Euphoria. As soon as you finish the call you start jumping for joy. You think to yourself: “They want me, the job is in the bag.” Simmer down. The reality is that at this point you have several more hoops to jump through before you get the coveted job offer. Too often, well-qualified candidates trip themselves up at the first one: the phone screen interview. Read more.