(Closed) Interviewing tips?

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ok, you have to stop REALLY wanting the job (I know it is hard), that will only make you nervous.  Try to stop thoughts like, OMG I have to have this job, etc.  Relax.  Be very professional, but answer questions as if you were with a group of friends.  Just be yourself, and honest, and show humility.  You’ll do awesome.

Of all of the people I inteview, the worst were those who tried to hard, and who take themselves too seriously.

OH and I always try to remember this: To you, this is a big deal, to your interviewers, it is a break from reg work.  Try to make it a good experience for them.  Read the crowd, and knock ’em dead!

Post # 5
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh listen, my Fiance looked FOREVER, and magically found the perfect job with a wonderful group of really cool people.  They still talk about his inteview, because when asked “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” he said, “I better be married or my Fiance will kill me!”  They loved it!

You’ll do great.  With the same background you’ll have loads of stuff to talk about with your interviewer!

Oh and remember this, even though unemployement is up, the number of quality people they are interviewing is not.  Both I and my fiance have intereviewed new hires recently, and their may be more to select from, but the quality is low.  Don’t be intimidated by numbers.

Just be yourself, I’ve seen your posts on here, you have a great sense of humor!

Post # 6
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Congratulations on the interview!

I would do some research on the position so you have informed questions to ask. This is good for 2 reasons: It shows you are taking the interview seriously and 2, shows that you have done your homework (ie, not asking about benefits, job requirements, etc)

Good luck!

Post # 7
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have one tip for you: give a firm handshake. I can’t tell you how many women I have shaken hands with that just wilt in my hand. A nice firm handshake shows that you are confident. 

 

Much luck!

Post # 8
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Breathe.
Take time to think before you answer a question. It’s better to take a few seconds to gather your thoughts and make an intelligible answer than to try and answer right away to show you know it. It shows that you’re not one to do just anything or panic when you come in front of a tough situation, but you’ll take time to think through your options and do the right thing.
Be yourself. Smile, keep good eye contact, prepare ahead for your interview with relevant examples (i.e. if they ask what are your qualities, pick some that are important for the job, that you really have, and explain HOW you show these qualities).

I guess I could go on and on, but, really, just be prepared and be yourself. You’ll do great!

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