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Old 07-15-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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Last week I applied for a position and left my mobile number as my point of contact. At times when I'm on the go, I would rather not miss a potential employer calling so I listed my mobile number as my point of contact. Well my mobile phone just died and the potential employer just sent an email asking for a phone interview.

Would it be a red flag to let the employer know I'll like to be reached at a different number? It will take up to 3 days before I'll have my cell back working again.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Um, no. Why would it be a red flag?
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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Yeah, why would that be a red flag?

Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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Unbelievable! Tell him the scoop. Do not kiss up to these people!
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Do it.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:22 PM
 
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No, its fine. I will take it one step further.


Years ago I had a phone interview. They called my cell, but I didn't get great service at my parents' house and the call kept on dropping. It was a conference call between myself and a few hiring managers. I felt so bad. I had them call me on the house phone instead.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Relax, it's no big deal.

Just reply with a "Sure, that day and time works for me. The best number to reach me at is... I look forward to speaking with you then."
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'd probably also pick up a new phone before three days since it's so easy. You can buy cheap phones now and return any phone within a few weeks but no giving a new number isn't a red flag.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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Relax. Give them the phone# to reach you for the interview.

Why don't you see if you can forward your cell phone# to your landline for now. You should be able to login without your device and set this up. Do this as a backup plan in case other calls come in.

For the meeting - it's possibly that they give you a conference# and meeting#. I find that maybe 20% do it this way and the remaining 80% call you directly.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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You are overthinking this. A phone interview should be scheduled just like any other interview, so it might not even happen for a week or so.
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