Dear Experts, If I'm a plane ride away, is a phone interview going to hurt my chances for landing an internship? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @DebraWheatman Q#175 Go on first interview. If/when called back for 2nd u can tell and schedule around it. Might b willing 2 see u @ nite. @kgrantcareers Q#175 Doubt it will hurt your chances. Express your interest in job and nicely ask if phone interview is an option. @jtodonnell Q#175 If you landed a phone screen, you're in the running. Make most of the call. WOW them & you've got a shot! @sweetcareers Q#175 4 interns, phone interviews r pretty common. But, also look into video intvw opps thru yr Career Center. @juliaerickson Q#175 Out-of-town co who likes u wd expect phone interview or pay 4 trip; sensible 2 ask 4 one 2 save time/$. @DebraWheatman Q#175 Not necessarily. Explain that u will make the trip for the opportunity. To avoid expense, phone screen is acceptable. @beneubanks Q#175 It would be crazy of you NOT to request a phone interview. It would save you both time/money if a bad fit. @gradversity Q#175 Depends on the company. Many companies are open to phone interviews, but they will likely want to meet you at some point. @heatherhuhman: Q#175 It depends on the org. Play up any local ties in your CL. Be willing to come in person at some point. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 23, 2009