12/8/17

Phone interview was supposed to be 30 minutes at the maximum. It lasted for 20 minutes. Is that bad? I guess I am overthinking it...

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12/9/17

Generally yes, that's bad.

There could be other circumstances, but all of my good interviews over the years have gone the full time. Many even went 10-15 minutes longer as the conversation was flowing and natural.

Financial Modeling
12/9/17

The paranoid guy inside of me agrees with you, but I have also had very short interviews and still made it to the next round. That being said, those were interviews for corp dev, not an entry level position, so the interview itself was a lot different (i.e. focused on my experience vs. trying to eliminate me with technicals).

12/9/17

I wouldn't worry too much about the timing itself. Don't underrate the fact that 30 minutes is the shortest default meeting length in Outlook lol. What matters is whether you were able to build rapport, provide good answers to the interviewer's questions, and ask good questions yourself.

12/9/17

generally meetings that end short are 'bad', that's been my experience anyways. longer or meetings that at least go through the time scheduled are usually better.

don't overthink it though! i've had a phone interview where the person on the other line was openly 'sigh-ing' at my responses to his questions so you didn't do that bad :)

12/10/17
BlackBear:

Phone interview was supposed to be 30 minutes at the maximum. It lasted for 20 minutes. Is that bad? I guess I am overthinking it...

You're done! That's basically it. Your college degree can't help you now. You were Yale Skull and Bones you say? Nah bro, that even won't make up for this atrocity.

Time to join the Peace Corps.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

12/12/17

Did you ask your own questions after they finished all of theirs?

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

12/17/17

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