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Old 07-08-2018, 11:53 PM
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Default What is a post-interview debreifing with a company HR person?

You interviewed at a company a few days ago. Then the company's HR person emails you to set up a phone conversation to "debrief" after the interview. Has anyone had this situation before?

Usually I get an offer or a rejection letter after I have interviewed at the company site.

Also, I'm asking for a friend.

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Seems to me like your friend got the offer. im assuming the HR person just wants to talk to your friend to tell him/her that they got the offer
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Company's still interested. If there were various options (different departments or different responsibilities), then maybe ironing that out. Also could be a situation where they decided that they don't like your friend for the job he interviewed for, but they have something else that's a better fit that they want to discuss. Could just be a weird label for "make an offer". Lots of options.
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Make sure you don't answer the phone with Hello. Don't wanna lose out on anything.
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Advice: Call at the appointed time, express again how interesting the interview was, then let them take the lead on whatever they want to discuss. Don't volunteer anything until you understand what the purpose of the call is. Have many phrases like "Oh, that's an interesting question I hadn't considered, can I think about that and get back to you" available and ready to go.
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My company does these some times, usually when there's a specific question or two after the in person interview that needs to be answered before an offer can be extended.
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You interviewed at a company a few days ago. Then the company's HR person emails you to set up a phone conversation to "debrief" after the interview. Has anyone had this situation before?

Usually I get an offer or a rejection letter after I have interviewed at the company site.

Also, I'm asking for a friend.
Probably assessing your level of interest, what your timing looks like, any follow-up questions, and potentially an offer. In fact, I'd say 50% chance of offer.
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I've had this be "we'd like you to come in again and interview for another department because your background fits better there." I went in expecting something more extreme, either an offer or some kind of stressful follow-up question, so it felt like quite the curveball.
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