Three times recently I've been contacted for an initial phone interview, and asked to pick a time.
Usually it's something like "which of these five specific times over the next few days is best?" or "Any time Thursday, or maybe next week if you can't do Thursday". Today though I was offered a range of any weekday for the next two weeks.
- I could do an interview most times most of those days, but they asked me to make a choice so I'd like to make the choice. (Also passing the question back to them would make it sound like I wasn't staying busy.)
- Choosing a sooner appointment, and/or one at the beginning of the work day, would seem like the more proactive choice.
- Choosing a time toward the end of the range would mean that, when they'd finished the first round of interviews and were making a decision, it wouldn't have been a week+ since they'd talked to me.
Does anyone have an informed sense of whether certain times of day or days in the offered range are advantageous? If it really doesn't matter, I'd probably want to talk to them sooner rather than later, so I can sooner have a sense of if I want or am likely to get the job.
- I'm a computer programmer, applying for computer programming jobs.
- My impression is that my resume is a little weak, but I interview well. I haven't had this impression validated by anyone though.