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I have a phone interview but I am out of country for vacation so my number will not work. Should I ask the interviewer to conduct a hangouts/skype interview or is it correct to ask the interviewer to call on my international number for the interview.

Thanks

  • You might consider that the people making the calls may just choose the easiest to get to... and if yours is not the easiest one on the list... – Solar Mike Aug 20 at 8:23
  • Don't overthink it. Just let the interviewer know how to reach you. – O. Jones Aug 20 at 20:28
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There's no right answer on this one. I would give them the options that are available to you on your travels. I'm sure they will match/use what's available to them (based on company policy, budget, etc.). Just be courteous in your communication. Good luck!

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As others have said you want to make this as easy as possible on the interviewer - throwing unnecessary obstacles in the way is never a good strategy IMO.

Why not simply explain that you're going to be away on vacation and ask them what their preferred method would be? Give them some options.

is it correct to ask the interviewer to call on my international number for the interview.

I'd be wary of this - a phone interview can be a relatively lengthy call and depending on what telephony solution the interviewing company has this could get very expensive for them very quickly!

  • +1, I have interviewed for jobs while abroad and this is exactly what I did. I never found anyone who wasn't willing to "meet me halfway". – Crosbonaught Aug 20 at 17:17

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