I came across a job posting that looked interesting and I met almost all the requirements. The posting provided a phone number to call in case you have questions. I called to find out who to address my cover letter to, and immediately the person on the other end prompted me with Tell me about your self?
This caught me off guard, and I asked if we were doing the phone interview now, and he confirmed yes. I stumbled and gave what I thought was a poor answer, but he proceeded to tell me more about the job and asked if I was interested.
Are "on the spot" phone interviews common?
I've never been in a phone interview under those circumstances, it was always scheduled.
The job is simple data entry, short term (5 months) for a property management company.