With any one of the above answers, the interview is over. Why? Because at most companies, we want people to answer every phone call like a customer is on the line. We shouldnt have to train someone on how to answer a phone. Will literally say something like this: My name is HRNasty and I work with a company called Acme Publishing. You applied for a position with our sales group and I was wondering if you were still looking for new opportunities. A flat hello followed by silence is not business appropriate. Although I wont hang up immediately, you just earned strike 1, and the conversation hasnt even started. This is my very first impression of you.
You made me feel welcome Passion for Acme Publishing was conveyed. I dont feel like I have someone who will take just any job. See the difference in the two sets of bullet points?