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What's the proper way to answer a telephone call from someone I do not know personally?

I recently graduated from college and started working. Before starting work, I had almost never received any calls from anyone I did not know personally - and when I did it was usually just a wrong ...
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Company's recruiter forgot to call me for a phone interview. Options for getting in touch with another recruiter?

I recently got recommended by a colleague for a position at a large company, and applied thru an internal channel. My colleague thinks I'd be a fit for the team and the position, but my first phone ...
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What factors should I consider when a candidate asks to do a “phone screen” in person?

I'm currently doing phone screens to try and hire a new employee (software developer). One of the people I was going to do a phone screen with asked if he could come in and do the interview in ...
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How should I deal with an employer who doesn't honor a phone interview time? [duplicate]

Suppose you have a phone interview set at 12:00PM, but they don't call you even within 30 minutes. What do you do afterwards? Is an email-reminder a good way? Or just move on?
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Stopping cheating in a phone interview

I'm going to interview someone on the phone, I have been involved in a few in-person interviews before but this is my first phone interview so I have some concerns about the process. It's a technical ...
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How to deal with someone who shouts whilst on the phone [duplicate]

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend. They write: Every office I work in I has a maddening problem with a SHOUTY MAN. Why do people feel the need to shout into the phone? The phone transmits ...
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Is there an industry approach to organizing places where people can have private phone calls without disturbing others?

Here's a problem: there's a cubicle farm office where most of people don't need to use phone much during their workday and silence would be great for productivity. Yet sometimes people will have ...
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Should I answer someone-else's phone when he's not around?

Most of us have each owns a telephone and sometimes when a person is on-leave, or simply not on his/her work station, the telephone just rings and is somewhat disruptive to everyone around it. What we ...
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How do I tell the interviewer their company website is done wrong during a phone interview?

Recently I had a telephone interview. It was going ok until the interviewer asked me to look at something on the company website. I went to the website on my computer whilst on the phone, and told ...
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Do phone interviews with HR for a programming internship usually contain technical questions?

I am applying for a programmer internship and the company scheduled a 30 minute phone interview between me and the Lead Recruiter from the HR. When I wanted to start to prepare, I realised that I am ...
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What if your interviewer specifically asks for your salary range? [duplicate]

I've always read that you should not give specific "salary range" numbers during the interview, but rather -wait until the end. However, I was recently asked in a phone interview just that . i.e ...
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Personal Voice-mail message [closed]

Is it more professional to have a personalized voice-mail that says "This is so and so I am unable to come to the phone right now, please leave your name and number and I will return your call."? Or ...
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Protocol for Adding people on Linkedln

Is it unreasonable to add a person on linkedln that interviewed you? I want to add a person who did a phone interview with me. Is this seen as a bad gesture?