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Questions about company phone usage, regulations, or personal phones in the context of work.

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Is it ok to not include phone number on resume?

I have a phone but I very much seldom use it. I prefer the communication through email (which I had already included in my job resume). Is that okay if I don't include a phone number in my job ...
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4answers
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How to handle coworker getting constant personal calls? [duplicate]

My (male) coworker who sits behind me has a female friend who calls his direct line every half hour or so, day in, day out. Almost every time he answers one of these calls, the caller hangs up ...
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3answers
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What is the point of a video call interview as opposed to a telephone interview? [closed]

Why is it some employers want to do video calls, such as Skype, for interviews instead of just a phone call? The only reason I can think of is so they know how you look, but what difference does that ...
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7answers
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What can be done to prevent people from leaving their ringing cell phones on their desks?

There's this very good answer on desk phones. This question is about personal cell phones. Many people don't bother carrying their personal cell phone with them and just leave it on their desk (or in ...
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2answers
308 views

How to respond to a concern regarding telephone interview?

Let's say that an employer has requested and arranged for a telephone interview based on an online profile you set up via a job search platform, online. You ticked the "available for phone ...
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2answers
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Phone interview from a Developer?

I am expecting a phone interview for co-op from a company. I will be interviewed by a Software Developer for the company, not someone from HR. I've never had a phone interview ever. This might be ...
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5answers
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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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1answer
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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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5answers
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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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2answers
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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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12answers
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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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1answer
269 views

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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4answers
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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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5answers
2k views

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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8answers
1k views

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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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?