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Got a call from a company I did not apply too

  1. Nov 15, 2013 #1
    I am not sure how this company found me (I'm thinking Monster or LinkedIn - I didn't want to ask) and they want to do a technical interview Monday for a position as a patent classifier. I was told by the woman I spoke to this evening that a patent classifier is a very analytical job that also requires lots of "on the job" research. I told her that sounds right up my alley, but to be honest I have no idea what a patent classifier does beyond the obvious. I'm sure I'll get exposed to tons of new ideas and inventions, which sounds exciting. I'm sure I'll learn a great deal about them as well, but again I have no idea what this learning process entails. If anyone can provide some insight that would be great.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2013 #2

    PAllen

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    Ah, you have the opportunity to follow in Einstein's footsteps :tongue:
     
  4. Nov 15, 2013 #3

    PAllen

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    I can't speak at all to what patent classification entails, but I would caution you against assuming that because they called you, you 'have the job'. My current job, in many ways the best I've had, arose from a call from the the company when I wasn't looking (was relatively happily working somewhere else) - but it still involved their standard battery of tests and interviews. It turned out that people I had previously worked with had passed through this company and recommended me - but that only triggered the contact. Everything else was the same as their normal, rigorous hiring practice.
     
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