Can't make the interview in person - is this it? Watch

kajka
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#1
I have just been invited to an interview for a summer internship with EY (Actuarial, Life) and can't make the interview at their office as I will be out of the country (checked how much it would be to rebook my flight but could never afford it). They were actually really nice, checked if I could do it before I leave, called back but could only offer a phone interview. Of course I accepted but now I am worried that I will be at a disadvantage compared to other candidates! Has anyone ever been in this situation?
0
reply
Pseudocode
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#2
Report 5 years ago
#2
You should have asked if you could have done the interview via Skype whilst abroad. A phone interview alone might put you at a disadvantage because they cant judge body language and can only go on how enthusiastic you sound. In this world, its possible to have a decent interview from almost anywhere and Skype interviews are becoming more common with people frequently travelling abroad.
0
reply
kajka
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#3
Arrgh. I might email them to suggest that... Is it too late to do that now?
0
reply
Kutie Karen
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#4
Report 5 years ago
#4
(Original post by kajka)
Arrgh. I might email them to suggest that... Is it too late to do that now?

When is your interview? It depends if they can fit it in.
0
reply
Wayway32
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 5 years ago
#5
(Original post by kajka)
I have just been invited to an interview for a summer internship with EY (Actuarial, Life) and can't make the interview at their office as I will be out of the country (checked how much it would be to rebook my flight but could never afford it). They were actually really nice, checked if I could do it before I leave, called back but could only offer a phone interview. Of course I accepted but now I am worried that I will be at a disadvantage compared to other candidates! Has anyone ever been in this situation?
Telephone interviews are standard - please don't worry about it not being face to face
0
reply
kajka
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#6
(Original post by Kutie Karen)
When is your interview? It depends if they can fit it in.
6th of January.

(Original post by Wayway32)
Telephone interviews are standard - please don't worry about it not being face to face
Thank you, I wouldn't worry if everyone had a phone interview, it's just the fact that I expect almost everyone will be there in person.
0
reply
Kutie Karen
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 5 years ago
#7
In that case you have lots of time to ask them to sort it out for you. Go for it and good luck.
0
reply
Classical Liberal
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#8
Report 5 years ago
#8
(Original post by kajka)
6th of January.


Thank you, I wouldn't worry if everyone had a phone interview, it's just the fact that I expect almost everyone will be there in person.
Is this a partner interview or a first interview?

If it is a first interview, most firms do those over the phone anyway, so I wouldn't get too worried. Obviously in person would be better, but you should still be able to pass the interview over the phone.
0
reply
kajka
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#9
(Original post by Classical Liberal)
Is this a partner interview or a first interview?

If it is a first interview, most firms do those over the phone anyway, so I wouldn't get too worried. Obviously in person would be better, but you should still be able to pass the interview over the phone.
Hi,
It's the first interview. They also finally replied to say they don't do Skype interviews. So... fingers crossed I guess!
0
reply
kajka
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 5 years ago
#10
Never before had I been called within one hour (!) of a phone interview to be told by the guy who interviewed me, a manager and not a random some HR person, that I'd been successful... despite the fact that most people had a chance to be interviewed in person! And I am still out of the country. ECSTATIC!
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you get study leave?

Yes- I like it (274)
60.89%
Yes- I don't like it (22)
4.89%
No- I want it (120)
26.67%
No- I don't want it (34)
7.56%

Watched Threads

View All