Lesser of two risks?
December 5, 2012 8:23 PM Subscribe
I have an interview for an office job that I don't recall applying to. Do I call and ask what it is or should I wing the interview? Details inside attempting to justify why I can't remember.
posted by Helleaven to work & money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been applying to law firm receptionist and document assistant jobs left and right (via Craiglist and my university's career services website). Many of these job postings do not list the firm's name, number or address; just job requirements and a description. Tuesday mid-morning, I received a call to come in for a interview and I set one up for the following week. After googling the address, I can't recall applying here. Their website has been helpful regarding their mission and areas of practice, but their online job postings pages are blank, both on their website and on LinkedIn.
I've had no luck in searching the hiring manager's name, the "Jobs Applied To" section on my school's career site, and sifting through my inbox and sent box (many of Craigslist postings I applied to are expired).
Though I have relevant experience for both receptionist and document assistant positions, how can I be confident in the interview when I can't figure out what I'm interviewing for? Can I call and ask what position it is, or would preparing for both be a better risk?
Thanks in advance to all answers and insights!