POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

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interview early or late in the schedule?

early
31
62%
middle
11
22%
late
8
16%
 
Total votes: 50

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby bex » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:23 am

I've heard that it's better to be one of the later ones interviewed. I guess this is more applicable if an employer is inviting people to interview continuously over a few days or weeks, but I've heard that being one of the last ones means you'll be fresh in their minds. If I ever have an option of a day to go in for an interview, I try to pickone of the later ones and one of the later times. They remember what's most recent.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby njgal » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:24 am

When I went on an interview with a financial firm I was the last one of the day and the guy said that is one of the best slots to have....you can leave an impression and don't have to worry about a time limit (although if you are bad you will probably get out right on time). The guy also said that the first one or two in the morning are not generally the best times to go because the interviewer is really on top of his game at that point but they are better than right in the middle of the day where he said that most interviewers really only remember the bad ones

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 am

Having it at the time of day when I function best >>> what marginal different impression the interviewer may take based on order.

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Blindmelon
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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:10 am

10:40 AM sharp. No earlier, no later. If you start at 10:41, give it up and skip it so you're fresh for the next day at 10:40 AM sharp.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby Bosque » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:12 pm

njgal wrote:When I went on an interview with a financial firm I was the last one of the day and the guy said that is one of the best slots to have....you can leave an impression and don't have to worry about a time limit (although if you are bad you will probably get out right on time). The guy also said that the first one or two in the morning are not generally the best times to go because the interviewer is really on top of his game at that point but they are better than right in the middle of the day where he said that most interviewers really only remember the bad ones


Funny, because all of my callbacks so far have been from firms I interviewed with in the early afternoon or late morning. As I said before, I think if you can be memorable in the middle of the day, that is a plus.

Aqualibrium wrote:Every time I've ever interviewed in the last slot of the day for an employer it's lasted more than an hour and I've gotten a call back.


I have had the same thing happen to me. I hope it turns into a call back, I really liked that firm.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:14 pm

Far more important than time of day is who is immediately before and after you.

Edit: This is NYAssociate.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby bwv812 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:18 pm

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Last edited by bwv812 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:27 pm

bwv812 wrote:
dood wrote:...

Why would OP edit out the fucking original question? I really don't get it. Would it be helpful if all respondents in this thread did the same?


Hm, perhaps.

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:14 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
bwv812 wrote:
dood wrote:...

Why would OP edit out the fucking original question? I really don't get it. Would it be helpful if all respondents in this thread did the same?


Hm, perhaps.

Yeah, this is one of those rhetorical questions that's supposed to make a point but really just makes everyone go "hmm, that would be fun."

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Re: POLL: when is the best time (in the day) to interview?

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm

dood wrote:...
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