Preparing for a Phone Interview You put in an application with pure knowledge that you’ll be receiving a phone call or email to confirm an interview time, hopefully. But what are you supposed to do when your phone rings from an unknown number? With the job flashing in your head and your mouth going dry, how do you sound good on the phone? Your first impression is through your voice and that’s the first idea an employer receives about who you are as a person. A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business researchers, to be published by the Journal of Psychological Science, found that job candidates were more likely to be hired if they make their pitch using their voice rather than text. So guess what..