Anonymous User wrote:
Ok thanks, that makes sense. More specific question: I have a strong resume but median grades--do I stand there awkwardly while they look at my resume and transcript and decide whether to make an effort to squeeze me in? Or do I drop both off and say I'll come back in a bit to see if they've found a spot for me? Or do I just hand them my resume without my transcript?
I know it's a little thing but... it's stressing me out!
I would not give them anything until you know whether they can schedule you in.
If they can't (which will probably happen) just give them a resume.
If they can, give them everything. The interviewer will need to see a resume beforehand to prepare questions and will have to take the transcript anyway. They aren't going to withdraw the offer to interview because they don't like your transcript.
In terms of waiting, they will probably know whether they are doing extra screeners already. So you will get a response quickly. If not, just give them your number (or resume) and they can call you if they have an extra slot.