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Old 08-09-2005, 12:12 PM   #41
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UPDATE:* Got a call back from the one company I applied to, I'm doing a phone interview.* Any suggestions on what to say
Laurance,
Most phone screens are to validate what you have sent them in your resume and to gain a sense of who you are.* Have a simple but straightforward answer ready for the question "why are you looking and what is you expect from a new employer".* (hint answer should emphasize personal development, opportunities for growth--no mud slinging at current employer).
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Re: Knowing when to move on
Old 08-09-2005, 03:12 PM   #42
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My sister worked through some of these last year. I would recommend some books from the library. Some have typical interview questions that you could work through.
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(hint answer should emphasize personal development, opportunities for growth--no mud slinging at current employer).
Amen.* Also mention that you're a "self-starter," a "team player," and that you look forward to working in a "dynamic, growing company with a vision for the future."
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Amen. Also mention that you're a "self-starter," a "team player," and that you look forward to working in a "dynamic, growing company with a vision for the future."
ARG! LOL, who says I'm notmulti-lingual, I know American, baseball, poker, business/phseudo-speak....
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Laurrence, a phone interview is basically to make sure that you are worth bringing in to talk to in person. Having said that, I would probably try to have my pitch in order for the phone interview so that you can put out a consistent message throughout the process.

You'll do fine; you're an articulate guy and they wouldn't be calling you if they didn't think you had the skills. I find that at least half of the interview process is to find out 1) will you fit in 2) are you hungry enough and 3) will you be a pain in the @ss to work with.
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Patrick,

You are making me sick with all the Buzz Words......... :P

After 30+ years of that crap, I am ready to never have to hear them again.
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Good luck Laurence!

Once your resume is "out there" I imagine you'll get a lot of these calls. My husband did during the time he was thinking about moving. Nothing struck his fancy though and he had a couple of offers. At least now he feels like he's happy as he can be where he is at the moment.

So take your time and see who is interested. I'll bet a lot of folks will be.
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