I could use your support, Bees!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@happilyeveraftergirl:  askamanager.org is a great resource for interview tips.  She has a really great (free!) pre-interview guide.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Don’t cross your arms or lace your hands together. 

Post # 5
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Study up on the company and don’t answer “What is your greatest weakness” with “I work too hard”

Post # 6
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5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

My tips are probably kind of obvious, but I’ll share them anyways 😉

Make sure you sit with your back straight. A lot of times when we’re talking to important people, we want to lean into the conversation so that they know we’re engaged/interested and so that we seem friendlier and less ‘cold’. The problem with sitting on an angle is that it gives less room for our lungs to expand and makes it easier to get out of breath when giving answers during the interview.

Also, if you’re feeling nervous or flustered, count to three before answering the question. That way you have a chance to prepare your answer and begin your sentence without sounding rushed (:

 

Post # 8
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@happilyeveraftergirl:  Can you share what type of job/industry it is in? That way maybe we can tailor our input for your desired field.

PS hello fellow Cali bee. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

A great tip I received when I was interviewing for my current position was to try to incorporate specific examples of how you’ve handled something well / achieved something in the past. 

 

Good luck!!! 

Post # 10
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definitely study up on the company so you can explain why you are a good fit for them and they are a good fit for you. 

Have answers to the typical interview questions planned in advance.

What field is it in?  As Treejewel says, that could help us give more specific advice.

Post # 12
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4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Good luck!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Great! So definitely think up some stories about past experience related to the position so you have some specific examples.  They’ll probably also ask you about a time you worked with a team, a time you had a conflict with a supervisor or team member, your strengths/weaknesses… all that regular stuff. 

I have a list on the notepad/reminders of my phone of notes to self for interviews, answers to all the basic questions, that I always run over quickly right before I walk in so the answers are fresh in my mind.  It reassures me 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@happilyeveraftergirl:  Oh, also (whoops too late to just edit my previous post, but thought of more as I was responding to another bee’s thread) – make sure you have a few copies of your resume with you, as well as a notepad and pen to take notes.  Also make sure you have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview (multiple, since often they answer a few of them during the interview).  They always ask for questions and it’s really frowned upon if you don’t have them.

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