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Phone Interview vs. Face-to-Face Interview?

Rush10Rush10 Registered User Posts: 889 Member
edited February 2012 in Columbia University
I usually get a bit nervous for interviews, but nothing too bad. However, when I think about my phone interview, I get the butterflies -- with jetpacks.

Is this more of an evaluative interview, or is it more of a casual conversation about my achievements and "why Columbia?"

Any advice/pointers will be greatly appreciated.
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Replies to: Phone Interview vs. Face-to-Face Interview?

  • NYCdreamerNYCdreamer Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    I just had a phone interview with a senior interviewer yesterday. It was really casual. Though I was really nervous beforehand, as soon as we started talking I felt really calm. The fact that you get to be at home, I think, is a major advantage. I just kicked back ad relaxed in my chair while I was on the phone. It's a very casual conversation. They just want to get to know your personality. Be honest, be yourself and you'll do fine. Good luck. :)
  • letmein18letmein18 Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    Do they ask you "why Columbia?" or more about yourself?
    Just curious because I have one coming up and if necessary, I want to have a solid answer for "Why Columbia?"
  • cortana431cortana431 - Posts: 5,015 Senior Member
    ^No one can answer that question for you :)
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