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10 Steps for Your Next Phone Interview

This photo shows a woman talking on the phone
  1. Find a Good Location
    Go to a quiet area with good cellphone reception, and use a land-line whenever possible.
  2. Do Your Research
    Get familiar with the company and their website. If you're a South Hills grad, ask our Career Services Team about the company.
  3. Know Your Interviewer
    A good place to start is to check LinkedIn to see if they have a professional profile posted.
  4. Prepare Notes and Keep Them Handy
    Treat the phone interview as you would a face to face interview. Go over a list of typical interview questions.
  5. Practice Your Answers
    Be prepared to answer questions like, “Tell me about yourself.”
  6. Dress the Part
    Dress as if you were going to an interview. This helps you feel prepared and encourages you to speak more professionally.
  7. Keep These Documents Handy
    Have your resume, cover letter, and the job description in front of you. Don’t forget a notepad and pen.
  8. Speak Slowly and Clearly
    Answer the phone professionally, identify yourself, address your interviewer, and smile!
  9. The End Is Near
    Be sure to ask a few questions about the job before the interview concludes.
  10. Follow-up with Thanks
    Send a short thank you note or email to your interviewer. Check that you have the correct spelling of the name(s) of your interviewer(s).

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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.