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Does Requesting a Phone Interview Hurt My Chances?

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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.

@heatherhuhmanQ#175 It depends on the org. Play up any local ties in your CL. Be willing to come in person at some point.

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