Over at the Bio Job Blog, Clifford Mintz points to "tips for a successful phone interview." Because life science employers are increasingly turning to the phone interview as an initial candidate-screening tool due to the rising costs of bringing applicants in for in-person interviews, especially for those who reside in other countries, Mintz says, job-seekers ought to prepare themselves to be interviewed off-site.

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