Provide your contact update!

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Provide your contact update!

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:31 am

Congratulations to all who have made it to the semifinals!

To those who have begun interviews, please provide your contact facility and major to keep the rest of us in the loop and sane during this waiting process lol.

My top choices are NSRDEC and ARL Adelphi, What are yours?

Thank you and best of luck to all!
P
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby jtro37 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 pm

Does anyone know how to check their application? I'm a semifinalist but don't remember my facility choices
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby simonk21 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm

jtro37 wrote:Does anyone know how to check their application? I'm a semifinalist but don't remember my facility choices

I don't think you can review your choices but I'm not entirely sure.
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby Avid Cycler » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:01 am

I am a semi finalist and my first interview is this Thursday. It is at one of the three facilities I chose as my preference.
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby Chicka » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:35 am

I can't remember the phone number I used since my number has changed. Are they calling or emailing for interviews?
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby Avid Cycler » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 am

Chicka wrote:I can't remember the phone number I used since my number has changed. Are they calling or emailing for interviews?


I first received a text message from my SF coordinator and then a phone call from my escort onto the base after I confirmed I could go with my SF coordinator. Not sure if this is standard or not though. I know some people last year got emails or strictly phone interviews based on my conversation with them.
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby ClinicalneuroPRISM » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:07 pm

Congrats on your interview, how exciting !

I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls lately and I’m also wondering if they would email instead of calling. ? I am assuming they would leave voicemails if we can’t pick up the phone. I just can’t be answering every spam call thinking it’s SMART, but if I must I will...

Also, does anyone know if there is a time point when interviews stop? For example, is it safe to assume that if you don’t get called by mid March that you won’t get interviewed ?


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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:56 pm

ClinicalneuroPRISM wrote:Congrats on your interview, how exciting !

I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls lately and I’m also wondering if they would email instead of calling. ? I am assuming they would leave voicemails if we can’t pick up the phone. I just can’t be answering every spam call thinking it’s SMART, but if I must I will...

Also, does anyone know if there is a time point when interviews stop? For example, is it safe to assume that if you don’t get called by mid March that you won’t get interviewed ?


P


All of my interviewers contacted me by email first to arrange a phone call, but other people's experiences were different. I still answered all callers from the area codes I chose as my top choices.

In all honesty, I would highly question accepting employment at a place that disqualifies applicants if they do not answer a cold-call. Brings a lot of questions about expectations and management skills, but maybe that is just me...

As far as I know, there isn't a cut-off date for interviews. Some locations also do not have interviews, so just because you were not contacted by anyone before a certain date does not mean you will not receive an award.
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby NewName » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:32 pm

ClinicalneuroPRISM wrote:Congrats on your interview, how exciting !

I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls lately and I’m also wondering if they would email instead of calling. ? I am assuming they would leave voicemails if we can’t pick up the phone. I just can’t be answering every spam call thinking it’s SMART, but if I must I will...

Also, does anyone know if there is a time point when interviews stop? For example, is it safe to assume that if you don’t get called by mid March that you won’t get interviewed ?


P


FYI NSRDEC has a new name: CCDC Soldier Center. Its a pretty recent change, so they might give both names when they reach out, but just in case they don't, now you'll know what to keep an eye out for. A lot of Army labs have changed their names recently.
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:40 pm

NewName wrote:
ClinicalneuroPRISM wrote:Congrats on your interview, how exciting !

I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls lately and I’m also wondering if they would email instead of calling. ? I am assuming they would leave voicemails if we can’t pick up the phone. I just can’t be answering every spam call thinking it’s SMART, but if I must I will...

Also, does anyone know if there is a time point when interviews stop? For example, is it safe to assume that if you don’t get called by mid March that you won’t get interviewed ?


P


FYI NSRDEC has a new name: CCDC Soldier Center. Its a pretty recent change, so they might give both names when they reach out, but just in case they don't, now you'll know what to keep an eye out for. A lot of Army labs have changed their names recently.



Oh, I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby ClinicalNeuroPRISM » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:50 pm

Guest wrote:
ClinicalneuroPRISM wrote:Congrats on your interview, how exciting !

I’ve been getting a lot of spam calls lately and I’m also wondering if they would email instead of calling. ? I am assuming they would leave voicemails if we can’t pick up the phone. I just can’t be answering every spam call thinking it’s SMART, but if I must I will...

Also, does anyone know if there is a time point when interviews stop? For example, is it safe to assume that if you don’t get called by mid March that you won’t get interviewed ?


P


All of my interviewers contacted me by email first to arrange a phone call, but other people's experiences were different. I still answered all callers from the area codes I chose as my top choices.

In all honesty, I would highly question accepting employment at a place that disqualifies applicants if they do not answer a cold-call. Brings a lot of questions about expectations and management skills, but maybe that is just me...

As far as I know, there isn't a cut-off date for interviews. Some locations also do not have interviews, so just because you were not contacted by anyone before a certain date does not mean you will not receive an award.



Hi there!

Thank you for your reply, you raise a good point. It is comforting to hear that there is a chance till the very end, but gosh this is going to be a long waiting period.
ClinicalNeuroPRISM
 

Re: Provide your contact update!

Postby Chicka » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 pm

Avid Cycler wrote:
Chicka wrote:I can't remember the phone number I used since my number has changed. Are they calling or emailing for interviews?


I first received a text message from my SF coordinator and then a phone call from my escort onto the base after I confirmed I could go with my SF coordinator. Not sure if this is standard or not though. I know some people last year got emails or strictly phone interviews based on my conversation with them.


Thanks. I hope that if they call my number and it's the old one, they'll email for good measure. I've been refreshing my emails every day.
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