Interviews during my job search have not been plentiful. I’ve not had a real in-person interview for a real available job in 3 months. The 3 in-person interviews that I have had have all been Information Interviews (http://www.informit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?uk=The-Laid-Off-IT-Guy-The-Information-Interview). Don’t get me wrong. Those are great to have. They help you get out there and expand your network and are great practice for interviewing at the same time. It’s just that all I’m getting are phone interviews (screening interviews).
I know why, and you probably do, too. There are hundreds of people applying to the same jobs that I am, and HR has to separate the wheat from the chaff quickly to save them time. I’m also not complaining about getting called. I didn’t hear anything from anybody the first month. Now I’ve got some activity rolling. I’m happy about that, but I’ve got my interview suit cleaned and ready to go. I’m looking for a call back from any of those phone interviews to come in and meet some new people in person, see the company’s location, meet some staff and learn about the company’s core business and culture.
How about you? Are you getting phone interviews mainly or getting called in to the office for your interviews? Please share your interviewing experiences during this tough economy by posting a comment below.
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