Questions tagged [phone]

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

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Preventing 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 should I deal with an employer who doesn't honor a phone interview time?

I had a phone interview scheduled, but the interviewer didn't end up calling me, even after 30 minutes. What should I do afterwards?
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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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Trouble understanding the speech of overseas colleagues

All of my development colleagues (software development company) are based overseas in India (I'm in the UK). I'm in a junior position and a lot of my development relies on being taught how to do ...
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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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How to politely refuse telling the client's name for the recruiter?

Usually when dealing with recruitment agencies and applying for certain IT job positions, at some point they share the client's name (either by phone or e-mail) and usually saying that I should keep ...
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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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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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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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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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Where to take phone interview while at work

I was lucky enough to get a phone interview for a position I am interested in. I able to schedule it during my lunch break but where do I take the call? In my car? Should I move to another part of the ...
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Job offer negotation: trying to communicate over email, but employer keeps calling on the phone

I interviewed with a company for an engineering position and I got to know that they will be extending an offer. Since then, the exchanges between me and HR have been frustrating: First they called ...