Is it suspicious for a company to request a next-day phone interview only a few hours after applying for a job?
I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people doing job search,
helping people hire more effectively managing and leading be more effective
in the workplace in general here's a question I love this is it suspicious
for a company to request a next day phone interview only a few hours after
applying for a job oh how horrible they moved quickly now there's a number of
reasons why this could be happening number one is they could have a
last-minute cancellation and want to see if they could plug you in. Number two is they're
legitimately in a hurry because they have an assignment that needs to start
in ten days a position where someone just accepted an offer and then backed
out of it last minute and they have a work schedule that needs to be
fulfilled. Or, I'll simply say they're casting a wide net and there's ample
time for them to slow things down and bring it to a grinding halt to make you
feel more comfortable you know what I mean you know most of these firms take a
long time and people complain about that and you're taking this short
amount of time and you're complaining and worried about that because it's not
familiar to you so I'll simply say go with the flow make them fall in love
with you because unless they fall in love they're not making you an offer
right focus on that and if there's anything that smells funny
just ask good questions talk to other people post another question on Quora
whatever you need to do in order to get your question resolved and just go ahead
with this in tonus water. I'm Jeff Alton hope you found it helpful
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ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1800 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.
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