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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:22 AM

I just had my first telephone job interview.

For people who don't know, I'm retired but I'm always on the lookout for something interesting that I might do. A friend sent me a posting for a job that was nearby and part time and fit my skills perfectly so I called the headhunter company. I have never had a phone interview. They asked all the usual questions and then asked me what I thought my greatest accomplishment in life was...
I said "Raising a kid." Funny, I didn't even think about it...

I wonder if I blew it with that answer.

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Reply I just had my first telephone job interview. (Original post)
Raven Feb 2013 OP
NMDemDist2 Feb 2013 #1
Walk away Feb 2013 #2
livetohike Feb 2013 #3
Gorp Feb 2013 #4
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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:25 AM

1. nah, that's ok

especially if there's a parent on the interview with you

i kind of like the phone interviews, i know they're not judging my by my looks/age/weigh/wardrobe etc

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:28 AM

2. Companies are looking for grounded employees with real world ...

experience and ties with the community. This is a good thing.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:45 AM

3. It was an honest answer and you are being yourself. If they don't like what they hear then

you probably wouldn't want to work there either . Have fun!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:54 PM

4. Can you think of a harder accomplishment? I can't.

 

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:01 PM

5. Good answer

And good luck!

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