(Closed) How do you determine if a phone interview went well?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Sounds good to me! Good luck.

I had a horrible phone interview once, never got a call back. There were like 15 people interviewing me on the other end with one really horrible conference telephone. Everyone kept asking me to speak up, I couldn’t tell who I was talking to, and no one could adequately describe the job to me. It was a disaster. In the end I didn’t even want the job after that experience. 

Post # 4
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

That sounds promising!  Typically when I do phone interviews and I do not think it went well, I say something like, “Okay, great!  If we choose to proceed with you we’ll give you a call.”


Post # 5
2958 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

You’ll know when they call you back.

Post # 7
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@jpalm13:  Phone interviews are so hard to tell whether they went well or not! I had a phone interview with a director in the US (I’m in London) when I applied for my current job and I thought it went horribly, but apparently she loved me, and I got the job!

Fingers crossed – come back and let us know what happens on Thursday!

Post # 9
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@jpalm13:  His comment sounds positive. But don’t bank on it. I was once a front-runner for a job and right before they could close the listing, they got some more experienced candidates (I had impressed them with my enthusiasm and knowledge of the field but lacked technical skills). They went with the more experienced candidate. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Post # 10
851 posts
Busy bee

I hate phone interviews that aren’t long distance. I find it so hard to read a person when you can’t see their face. It sounds promising but avoid the ‘job crush’ mentality — where you get paralyzed so you can’t apply to other jobs because all you’re thinking about is this one.

Good luck! Hopefully you’ll get some good news Thursday!

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