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should you ask for a review?

should you ask for a review from someone you only did a phone interview with?

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Rachel in Danville, CA
March 20, 2019

I personally think it would be a odd to ask. Just my opinion! I've seen some reviews where the reviewer states they only had a phone call.

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I once stated through care.com a couple of days after a phone interview, I wrote them that I would like to know if they would like to meet me in person because I would like to apply for other positions, they responded that they hired someone closer to their home.  If prospective clients would "close" their ad, we would not have to wonder if the position was filled or not.

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Hi, I think that is an interesting question and some very good, helpful perspectives here.

My thoughts are, on the one hand, to agree, that the prospective client doesn't learn much about us during the interview compared to a former employer, teacher, mentor, or other figure who can write a reference.

 

However, if a person happens to be in your line of work (say, people I've met who share my love of teaching or social work), and you hit it off in other ways, exchanging number and or emails or other niceties, after a while, I say, go for it.

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I personally don't think it would be appropriate. What would they know of your abilities to review at that point?

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