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Callback or screener?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Mid sized NYC firm, came to OCI (NYC school), I didn't bid on them but sent them an email saying I didn't get an interview (wonder why) and that I would still like to interview with them. They contacted me like a week later offering to set up an interview at their office (I accepted), which is supposed to last for 2 hours (although its at a mid afternoon time when a post-interview lunch or dinner would not make much sense). Is this a callback and I just skipped the screener step? Also, would they bring up the fact that I didn't bid on them in the interview?

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Re: Callback or screener?

Postby anon168 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Mid sized NYC firm, came to OCI (NYC school), I didn't bid on them but sent them an email saying I didn't get an interview (wonder why) and that I would still like to interview with them. They contacted me like a week later offering to set up an interview at their office (I accepted), which is supposed to last for 2 hours (although its at a mid afternoon time when a post-interview lunch or dinner would not make much sense). Is this a callback and I just skipped the screener step? Also, would they bring up the fact that I didn't bid on them in the interview?


Treat it like a CB. I can't imagine a screen taking more than 20 minutes, much less 2 hours.

If they bring up the fact that you did not bid on them, just say that they were just on the cusp of your bid list. It's not a big deal.

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Re: Callback or screener?

Postby arism87 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:55 pm

anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Mid sized NYC firm, came to OCI (NYC school), I didn't bid on them but sent them an email saying I didn't get an interview (wonder why) and that I would still like to interview with them. They contacted me like a week later offering to set up an interview at their office (I accepted), which is supposed to last for 2 hours (although its at a mid afternoon time when a post-interview lunch or dinner would not make much sense). Is this a callback and I just skipped the screener step? Also, would they bring up the fact that I didn't bid on them in the interview?


Treat it like a CB. I can't imagine a screen taking more than 20 minutes, much less 2 hours.

If they bring up the fact that you did not bid on them, just say that they were just on the cusp of your bid list. It's not a big deal.


Agreed, definitely a CB. If they do ask, I'd say they were on the cusp of your bid list and add that you've since learned x and y about them that made you regret that and follow up in person.




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