If there’s any value to a telephone job interview beyond learning that the person on the other end of the line is not insane, I have yet to find it. I’ve sat on the phone for a number of these things and at the end the only thing I know for sure is that the person is punctual and has a good phone connection. Finding a place to conduct a phone interview is sometimes daunting. You’ll leave the office and go sit in your car, but then everyone wonders why you’re sitting in your car on the phone, plus the sun will heat the interior of your vehicle so much that you’ll sweat like crazy through the whole thing. It’s more of a test of the candidates ingenuity in lying their way out of work and finding a place to sit on the phone for 20 minutes than it is an actual interview.