Last minute advice before I go in for this interview?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee

Primarily they look for honesty, they look for an intelligent and interesting person and they really don’t want you to talk too much. So if they ask you about yourself, be honest, get a little excited if there’s something you really love and only talk for a minute or two and give them the opportunity to ask for more info if they’re interested. 

Sounds like you’re dressed very appropriately so don’t stress you’re going to do great! Good luck! 

Post # 4
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jesssamesssa:  Whenever they asked me I would always talk about my family and person self. When I would interview I always liked when they would tell me about their hobbies because it would tell me if they could relate with their co-workers.

I often looked for people who dressed well, social (give thorough answers–the more examples the better), and polite. I also liked when they’d ask me questions especially why I continue to work for the company. What do I like about it, so that may be a good question to ask your interviewer.

Good luck!

Post # 5
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jesssamesssa:  Always remember that you can take a minute to gather your thoughts re how you want to answer a question. It demonstrates that you will not blurt out the first thing that comes to mind.

Post # 7
295 posts
Helper bee

@jesssamesssa:  No, one day won’t make a difference to them if you’re the right candidate for the job. And please don’t lie about getting married etc. That goes back to honesty. If they tell you later they can’t hire you because of the one day, they’re giving you an excuse because they chose someone else. 

Post # 8
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Do you have solid questions to ask them? I always ask what the culture is like within the department, and about continuing education opportunities (certifications, workshops, etc)

Post # 10
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

“Tell me about yourself” is the worst.


I’ve always been  told to make the things I say related to my profession and my professional interests. I add very little detail about my personal life, which is irrelevant to the position.


In your case I would definitely mention your upcoming marriage, but only because it impacts your start date. I would make it clear that that is the reason you are mentioning it.

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