This may sound obvious to some of you, but make sure you actively PROJECT your voice when speaking with recruiters, HR professionals, or hiring managers during phone interviews.
Not everyone is great on the phone, and that’s okay. This simply means you need to consciously dial up the volume so your excitement and interest about the role and talking about your past comes across well.
Don’t worry about speaking too loudly (chances are you won’t), so go a little over and above your normal volume. Besides, if you are too loud, they will simply lower the volume on their phone. No big deal.
Remember, for these interviews, the interviewers cannot see you, so your eye contact and hand gestures are meaningless (although definitely smile as that will come through in your tone).
To help you stand out among other applicants, you must up the volume and inflect your voice to showcase your enthusiasm and personality for the company and the role.