Telephone interviews can be an effective and low-cost method of screening your short list applicants. If you plan to conduct telephone interviews, your applicant pool and short list should be approved by the EO Office prior to scheduling the phone interviews. It is important that the Search Committee develop a structured telephone interview format in advance. The Committee should identify the questions that will be asked of all candidates. A written summary of each phone interview should be prepared for record-keeping purposes and for use during the final evaluation process. It is extremely important that all telephone interviews, just like in-person interviews, follow a consistent format and the results of each interview are documented.