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Old 07-16-2018, 04:22 AM
 
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Seems like initial face to face “screening” meetings prior to the actual nuts and bolts interview seems to be gaining ground. I wasted my time attending one meet and greet expecting an interview. ( Was not invited to the interview). Obviously I was 30 years older than the two company reps. Lol!

Last week I was unable to be at an “interview” that same morning so I requested a phone interview.. no response to my request. I requested a phone interview a few weeks ago for another position.(i explained that I was out of town and was unable to meet them the next day ) ...no response. I still have my job...I travel every day. I am not asking for special treatment (I think) just requesting a phone interview. I guess that I am out of line.

BTW, according to Zip Recruiter each company viewed my resume 3X and one even gave it a thumbs UP!
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:57 AM
 
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Guess not.....
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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I’ve never tried changing the nature of an interview. Whatever the employer’s process, I accept it as it is. If it seems goofy or weird, I decline to interview altogether, effectively taking myself out of the running.

For me, most companies have started with a 30 minute phone screen followed by an in-person interview for the next round, but I had one company call me for an in-person interview right away. No problem; that was that particular hiring manager’s process. I will say, I usually get at least a week lead time for the first rounds in order to schedule.

Still, just because you had a bad experience with one company, doesn’t mean you can change another company’s process. If you are looking for a new job, the assumption is being made that you are making time to conduct interviews as well. If the company is calling for an in-person interview and I can’t make it, I try to reschedule for a different day and time for the in-person interview.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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Seems like initial face to face “screening” meetings prior to the actual nuts and bolts interview seems to be gaining ground. I wasted my time attending one meet and greet expecting an interview. ( Was not invited to the interview). Obviously I was 30 years older than the two company reps. Lol!

Last week I was unable to be at an “interview” that same morning so I requested a phone interview.. no response to my request. I requested a phone interview a few weeks ago for another position.(i explained that I was out of town and was unable to meet them the next day ) ...no response. I still have my job...I travel every day. I am not asking for special treatment (I think) just requesting a phone interview. I guess that I am out of line.

BTW, according to Zip Recruiter each company viewed my resume 3X and one even gave it a thumbs UP!
The company had other applicants who didn't place conditions on the interview arrangements offered to them. They made their choice accordingly.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:54 PM
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I never tried. An older applicant making demands is too inviting. It will turn people off.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Fair enough. Thanks for a diifferent viewpoint. I took a chance and lost.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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We would refuse your request since HR would now consider your interview and hiring process different than every other candidate. In short, everyone gets a phone screen or no one does.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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We would refuse your request since HR would now consider your interview and hiring process different than every other candidate. In short, everyone gets a phone screen or no one does.
I understand....
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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Well, one of the jobs I applied to and I requested a phone interview called me today to set up a FTF for next week. Alas, I am out if town on the date requested. Whatever...hey...they CALLED!
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:28 PM
 
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IF you travel a lot for your job you may have to make some allowances to get more interviews.
IF you're just going through a period where you happen to be traveling right now, then this time frame will pass and you'll be more available.

That said, I think IF the company really likes what they see on your resume, AND it's not hampered by "everyone HAS to get the same interview treatment" (crapola thinking, IMO) -- then they'll understand you have a job you're traveling out of town, that's OK, let's just do the phone interview as a start.
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