Like a regular job interview, but conducted over the phone. Usually used by big companies such as Google to weed out first, second, and sometimes third round applicants before an actual onsite interview. Typically conducted on the toilet, on the floor, or at a small, lonely desk with a little lamp, and with much apprehension. Given the lack of visual feedback between applicant and interviewer, phone interviews typically lead to many awkward pauses, interruptions, and unfinished sentences.
a typical phone interview:
*ring ring ring*
This is ...
Chad, from Goo...
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