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Old 09-17-2018, 10:13 AM
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I do not like telephone interviews. I prefer to interview in person.
telephone interviews eat up my cell phone minutes and don't get the job, leaving me unable to reach out to other jobs.
In that case, it's time to get a new cell phone plan. There are-very affordable prepaid plans out there with unlimited or very large quantities of minutes available. Worry over cell phone minutes should not be an excuse for avoiding telephone interviews in 2018.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Very much alive.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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In the past week I had 2 hirevue interviews. Digital camera interviews.

I must say I rather a human bein. They only give you a minute to answer questions and the interview is like 5 minutes long.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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Most of mine have been hr/recruiter -> phone screen with manager,tech lead, engineer -> onsite. I apply for a local gov job and there screening is the worst, the "hr" said nothing except to show up at 830am, i asked her what is the dress style and she even refuse to answer that. The in-person screen was 3 people, 30 min. There were using super old tech like visual basic and was not really align to what i wanted. This was in a downtown area where even parking is $$ and traffic inbound was even worst. Fortunately i lived a walkable distance. As I exited, i saw some other gentlemen dressed up in suits and overheard them talking about driving from 50 miles away to interview.
If I'm coming in, i better at least be sorta suitable for the job. Its a waste of everyones time if that is not the case.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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They are alive and well. For some reason, I do very poorly on them - I do much better in-person.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:08 AM
 
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I am flattered..i go straight to the actual FTF interview. Lol!
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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check this out...ok so i had a skype interview...was wearing a shirt/tie and looking professional from the waist up....lighting was good and so was the background in my man cave.

skype call interview starts and out of the blue said interviewer asks me to stand up and see what i look like. what a shock but yah, i did, and although i was in basketball shorts is it legal/appropriate for me to say no, no standing up....i am presentable here via skype and no need to see anything else. what would you have odne if you were asked to stand up to show a full body picture before a phone interview actually got started?
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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Most of mine have been hr/recruiter -> phone screen with manager,tech lead, engineer -> onsite. I apply for a local gov job and there screening is the worst, the "hr" said nothing except to show up at 830am, i asked her what is the dress style and she even refuse to answer that. The in-person screen was 3 people, 30 min. There were using super old tech like visual basic and was not really align to what i wanted. This was in a downtown area where even parking is $$ and traffic inbound was even worst. Fortunately i lived a walkable distance. As I exited, i saw some other gentlemen dressed up in suits and overheard them talking about driving from 50 miles away to interview.
If I'm coming in, i better at least be sorta suitable for the job. Its a waste of everyones time if that is not the case.

So true. I had an interview with Clark County and found the entire team of 12 people didn't use source control. They could barely talk and didn't know the answers to their own questions.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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In the past week I had 2 hirevue interviews. Digital camera interviews.

I must say I rather a human bein. They only give you a minute to answer questions and the interview is like 5 minutes long.
At the end of an interview I was asked to film myself pitching to the interviewer why I was a good fit for the position. Inwas to email it to her. Uh, no thank you. I did not want the job anyway. I politely declined and thanked her for the opportunity to meet with her.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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My friend has been job searching the past few months and landed a great job two weeks ago. He had numerous phone interviews. Every company that showed interest in him conducted an initial phone interview before scheduling a face-to-face interview. Some companies even conducted a second phone interview prior to the face-to-face.

At least in my friend's line of work (quality control in manufacturing and auditing), phone interviews are alive and well.

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