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Old 01-09-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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Thanks all! I have a question: the person on the phone said "Can you meet with me tomorrow?" I took it as an offer of an interview. But then he said "bring your driver's license and social security card" -- as if he is pretty sure he is going to hire me. So I am still confused - is it an interview? And is it appropriate to ask questions about the job when I meet with the person tomorrow? (The job description was very short and not informative, and I was planning to ask questions at the interview). But now I am not sure if this is an "interview" or not...
Social Security card? I would be a little concerned about this. Is this job off Craigslist?

Given the time frame involved and wanting you to come out right away, doesn't sound like this is a corporate office interview.

No one needs your SS number until AFTER you're hired.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Definitely be concerned - I'd call back and ask for more details like name of company, address, full name of person doing the interviewing, look up the name online and see if it matches the company
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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What kind of job is it? Is it with a temp agency?
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Agreed, it seems awfully strange to me they would ask you to be those two documents, unless as you believe they are ready to hire you.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Just say you need some time to mull it over and then call a day or two later and politely decline saying another opportunity has arisen and thank them for the consideration.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:14 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Hi all,

My name is Matthew and i've recently started posting on these forums. I am a recruiter / head hunter with 11 years experience. Can I answer any questions for you?

Matt

Yes, why don't you just answer the OP's question?
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: sumter
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I know it may sound strange asking to bring a SS card and drivers license with you, but this is not totally unheard of. I guess it depends on where you live. They usually request these things just in case they hire you on the spot so to speak. In every case I've seen this, it usually pertain to manufacturing jobs. some manufacturing jobs have high turnovers and I believe the target distribution center here in this state is like that. They need bodies fast so they cut out a lot of the process. If you never worked in manufacturing you most likely never heard of such thing and again it depends on where you may live and not all factory job does this but a few of them do.

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Old 01-09-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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It could be they want the cards for a couple of reasons:
  • Criminal Records check
  • General Background check
  • Credit Check
  • Immigration Status

By all means, ask questions... including why they need your DL and SS.

If they offer a job, you'll know it. At a minimum, a wage or salary will be specified, along with at least a general description of your job duties.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Who told you not to ask any questions?
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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OP - happy to help you but you need to share more info. What type of job is this? How did you learn of it and what type of company is this? We need to know this, and ideally what the ad states in order to accurately give you advice. Have you web researched the company to know if they and the job are legit?
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