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Old 10-12-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Okay people! Alert, alert, I have a phone interview. I've never had one before. Please give me all of your advice and tips.

Also, the job is located on Tryon near uptown. Go ahead, how much is the drive going to stink from Rae Rd. (Hunter Oaks).

Gracias!
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Smile while talking and stand up too. It makes a big difference. You ahve a few different options from Rea to uptown, so it ma not be that bad. Stay off of 77 and S. Tryon and you'll be ok.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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has anybody ever actually be offered a job from a phone interview?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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unfortunately NOT yet.. & I've had several
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I have always landed jobs in person. I really feel that face-to-face time is priceless. I guess some places believe in hiring using this method? I would be much more comfortable sitting across a board room table...
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has anybody ever actually be offered a job from a phone interview?
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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not sure why a local company would phone interview a local candidate? people do not get hired by phone, you will have to go in for a a face to face if you pass the phone interview.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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i'm not local. i'm still in CA but will be moving to NC in November.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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When I was up in NY I had a phone interview for over an hour. A week later I went down to Charlotte for a one on one interview. I didn't get the job then however, They called me 11 months later and offered me a position. Feel it out if you like it be prepared to go to Charlotte for a one on one and if your interested stress the fact that you can go to Charlotte to meet. They will most likely want to meet you in person before being hired
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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Do it in your underwear!!!!

Seriously, the best advice given so far is to smile while you're talking and stand up. It makes a huge difference.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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not sure why a local company would phone interview a local candidate? people do not get hired by phone, you will have to go in for a a face to face if you pass the phone interview.
I had to do a phone interview when the company was about 15 minutes away.

Best advice I could give is to act as though you were doing it in person. Meaning shower, get dressed in what you would have gotten dressed in had it been face to face, like what was said before do it standing. You're going to project differently than if you were sitting around in jeans and a shirt. It all makes a difference.
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