Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the July 10, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
Phone interviewing is becoming more important. In a tight labor market in which expanding businesses need to hire lots of workers in a hurry, phone interviews are sometimes taking the place of in-depth, in-person interviews. Electronics retailer Best Buy, for example, plans to hire 1,500 people in a hurry for its expansion into New York and New Jersey. Interviewees will press 1 for “yes” and 2 for “no.” With such a simplistic scheme for responding to interview questions, interviewees won’t have to know too much about phone interview skills. But many other companies will employ in-depth, person-to-person phone interviews. Look for a future article in QuintZine on Phone Interview Etiquette.
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