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Old 13th October 2012, 4:13 PM   #46
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You weren't by any chance getting a haircut when you missed those phone calls, were you?
Me missing the call is irrelevant because I already stated she called back before she left the office to update me on the interview schedule and that it will be on Thursday or Friday.

So it's just that there is no set interview date yet
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Old 13th October 2012, 4:17 PM   #47
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Or, why isn't your cell phone listed on your resume? In this day-and-age, there is no excuse for missing phone calls...
The cell phone was on the resume at one point but it seemed like I never got any calls. So I removed it and put my home number which is when all the calls started coming.

And I have to disagree, even with your cell phone that doesn't mean you will always be available. I;m pretty sure I don't want to have a business conversation if I;m

on the toilet
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Old 13th October 2012, 4:18 PM   #48
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Why can't you forward your home phone to ring to your cell phone so you won't miss a call if you happen to leave the house?


Well it's usually a 5% chance I would receive a call on a Friday at 4pm or after so the message definitely surprised me.
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Old 13th October 2012, 10:04 PM   #49
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The cell phone was on the resume at one point but it seemed like I never got any calls. So I removed it and put my home number which is when all the calls started coming.

And I have to disagree, even with your cell phone that doesn't mean you will always be available. I;m pretty sure I don't want to have a business conversation if I;m

on the toilet
in the grocery store line
in the shower
Those are some good points though. I'm sure you know EDD is less forgiving when it comes to those phone interviews for UC benefits. Ugh, I hated those. They schedule you an interview at their convenience and it's a pain to get ahold of them to reschedule if you cannot answer your phone during said times and if you miss the call, they will automatically disqualify you for benefits. The reason this irritated me, was often times I was in class during the scheduled interview time and one time my husband wasn't getting good enough cell reception, so the call automatically went to his voice mail. He actually had to call them and beg them to reschedule because he never got the call, just the voicemail due to lack of reception. To top it off, they give you a two hour timeframe and they called within the last 10 minutes. So if you need UC, you had better make sure to take that phone to the bathroom and wherever you go during that two hour scheduled interview time!
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Old 13th October 2012, 11:26 PM   #50
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Those are some good points though. I'm sure you know EDD is less forgiving when it comes to those phone interviews for UC benefits. Ugh, I hated those. They schedule you an interview at their convenience and it's a pain to get ahold of them to reschedule if you cannot answer your phone during said times and if you miss the call, they will automatically disqualify you for benefits. The reason this irritated me, was often times I was in class during the scheduled interview time and one time my husband wasn't getting good enough cell reception, so the call automatically went to his voice mail. He actually had to call them and beg them to reschedule because he never got the call, just the voicemail due to lack of reception. To top it off, they give you a two hour timeframe and they called within the last 10 minutes. So if you need UC, you had better make sure to take that phone to the bathroom and wherever you go during that two hour scheduled interview time!


I'm not taking a phne in the bathroom
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Old 15th October 2012, 2:52 PM   #51
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Congrats on your second interview. I think you should be very grateful that the she mentioned she wanted you to interview with the Director. Not many places let you interview with the Director unless they are seriously looking to hire you.
Unless it's a small company with a director who likes to micro-manage.
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Old 15th October 2012, 2:59 PM   #52
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Unless it's a small company with a director who likes to micro-manage.
Oh man, that sounds like my job!
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Congrats on your second interview. I think you should be very grateful that the she mentioned she wanted you to interview with the Director. Not many places let you interview with the Director unless they are seriously looking to hire you.
Even though I appreciate your congrats, try to hold off on that for now because as of now I don't even have a second interview. I;m still waiting to hear back from her about what is the new interview date.

So nothing so far today, just a bunch of telemarketing calls. The two times she did call me it was at 4pm so I;m thinking that whenever she does call back it may be during that time today.

And I can see myself slowly losing interest in this job because I don't want to keep playing this waiting game. Either you are interested or you are not interested. Not sure if this is a good sign I will hear back from her this week but she did ask for my cell number before she hung up on Friday.
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...Are you sure you don't have OCD or something? Honest question.

This is the first time I've seen 'haircut' mentioned so many times in a job thread...
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Old 15th October 2012, 5:25 PM   #55
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...Are you sure you don't have OCD or something? Honest question.

This is the first time I've seen 'haircut' mentioned so many times in a job thread...

I mentioned the haircut because my last one was 5 weeks ago. So when I received the call on Friday saying she will contact me back, It was no point in scheduling a haircut when I don't know for sure if I will have a interview

What I hope doesn't happen is she calls me one day this week and says can I come in the next day.
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Old 15th October 2012, 7:36 PM   #56
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I mentioned the haircut because my last one was 5 weeks ago. So when I received the call on Friday saying she will contact me back, It was no point in scheduling a haircut when I don't know for sure if I will have a interview

What I hope doesn't happen is she calls me one day this week and says can I come in the next day.
How much do you pay for a haircut? Most barbers aren't by appointment. Do you go to an upscale salon?
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How much do you pay for a haircut? Most barbers aren't by appointment. Do you go to an upscale salon?
By barber is by appointment and I pay $25 to $30
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Old 15th October 2012, 10:14 PM   #58
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By barber is by appointment and I pay $25 to $30
Woa, that's even more expensive than my $20 haircut and I am a woman with long hair! My husband pays $8! The most I've seen for a mens haircut is $12. You must get the works!
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Old 15th October 2012, 10:16 PM   #59
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Woa, that's even more expensive than my $20 haircut and I am a woman with long hair! My husband pays $8! The most I've seen for a mens haircut is $12. You must get the works!
I do, cut, trim, shave, and the tip
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I interview people all the time for professional positions, here is a key technique that is used in all behavioral interviews. It is called STAR - situation, task, action , result. The interviewer is looking for a detailed example,
So start, the situation was bob in the mail room needed xxxxxxx, my task was to xxxx, I took the following actionsxxxx, the result was xxx, they will ask question on the way, did you have to overcome someones objections, how did you do this?
Just prepare yourself, if you can do this it shows a clarity of thought that is incredibly helpful and will get you hired, often interviewers will not tell you they are looking for this just to see if you can be clear and organized in your thinking. Good luck.
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