Re: Interview Expense - Contractor Job

Subject: Re: Interview Expense - Contractor Job
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 14:33:42 -0500

In the past four years of doing mostly off-site work from a city far, far
away, I have done very few in-person interviews for the job.

In fact, there were several jobs where I never met the clients
face-to-face at all, from beginning to end. In other cases, I knew some
of the people from previous work (or companies) and they were able to
recall a face well enough to set the job up remotely, with only
occasional visits throughout.

Given that working off-site requires good attention to communication
(telephone, e-mail, fax, overnight mail, etc.) and constant "keeping in
touch" effort, I would make the argument that an in-person interview will
give interviewer nothing useful for an off-site contract; only a
telephone or other off-site interview can provide an accurate assessment.

Hope this is useful.

----->Mike

On 1/15/2000 3:15 PM, Anthony Markatos (tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com) wrote:

>Questions for all listserv members who do remote-location contract work:
>
>Do you always do an in-person interview for the contract job?
>
>When you have to do an in-person interview who pays for the travel/lodging
>expenses?


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