(Closed) FI has an interview! Oh, god, now what?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 62
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@Vidya:  I don’t mean to be harsh, but I’m wondering why all of this is so last minute? I was unemployed for a stretch and I took every day as a way to prepare for interviews, polish my resume, etc. You do have to be ready for an interview at a moment’s notice. I really do hope he gets this job but if if this opportunity doesn’t work out I hope he takes it as an opportunity to prepare, gather some suitable clothes (more than just an interview outfit, things to wear if he does get hired too), an iron and possibly a license.

Post # 65
4369 posts
Honey bee

@Vidya:  congrats, glad it all worked out!

Post # 66
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yay! Glad things went well! Good luck!

Post # 67
3460 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Vidya:  Eeks, you don’t want to turn down a job while on unemployment or you can lose your eligibility.  You just have to be careful not to interview for a position you wouldn’t accept.  (FYI, in my state you can work and even if it pays less, collect unemployment for the difference.  In fact, it’s pretty generous here and you can collect 1/3 of your unemployment check in pay before you start losing the unemployment dollars).

Post # 69
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@Vidya:  Ah, I see. I’m glad it went well! Now you get to go shopping with him!

Post # 70
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

“Then he can decide if the job is what he’s looking for.”

I’m sorry, not to be harsh but he’s looking for a job right? Then, the job he gets offered is the job he’s looking for. Believe me, it is MUCH easier to find a job when you are employed, then it is when you are unemployed. If he is lucky enough to be offered a job, he should take it, work as hard as he can for about a year, and then look to move once he has some solid experience under his belt. He hasn’t worked a “professional” job yet right? That’s why this is even more important. This first job is always the hardest to get.

And yes, investing in professional clothes. Things he can wear in an office everyday, slacks, button down, dress shoes, etc. No need to go crazy and spend a lot of money – but Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, etc all have options.

Best of luck to him!

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