I did an interview today with a main stream media company about “social networking consulting”. I’m under embargo for 21 days before I discuss it (to give them time to put a story together, I guess). It was fun.
I have another interview coming up that I’m really looking forward to (details later).
It’s interesting that I hate being interviewed in person, but I really enjoy interviews over the phone. I guess I’m just more comfortable not having to worry about things like “do I have lettuce between my teeth” or, “is my hair standing straight up?”. On the phone I can focus more on the questions – and my responses.
Of course I’ve always been very good on the phone. That’s how I ran a global support organization for a number of years.
My typical in person interviews have lasted at most ten minutes. Phone interviews? An hour isn’t unusual. 30 minutes is probably average.