(Closed) Preparation for interview on Tue – need to focus…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t really have any advice, but I wanted to say good luck! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@pink_sherbert:  Hi it’s crazy outfit lady! I too have an interview tuesday. Have you tried writing out answers? Or looking at questions on the net? I haven’t really done enough prep either, but I’m not sure whether I should, or where to start. I also don’t want to stress myself out by studying too much. 

I’m around if you want to bounce ideas off me!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

If I may offer some advise….If you get easily distracted (as I do), try setting yourself small goals and reard yourself afterwards. If you want to go and check the ‘bee, then you could work 30mins for the interview, then go check the hive for no more than 10mins and then go back to prep. What you could do is to stand/sit in front of a mirror and go over questions they may ask. You should study what you look like in the situation, if you show signs of insecurity etc. If it is easier for you to do it with someone else asking questions, then ask a friend to go over possible questions. You could also video-tape your mock-interview. Good luck with the interview, I am sure you will rock it! 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@pink_sherbert:  Look up the company, know some details on what they do – usually the more I read, the better feel I have of the company. It might make you feel less anxious if you know more about them :). Some top interview questions are “what are your strengths & weaknesses” (I use the same thing for my strength & weakness) & “where do you see yourself in 5 years”. Believe that you are getting the job & you are both interviewing each other to see if you’re a good fit. I mean, don’t be cocky, but be confident. Every time I go in with confidence, I get offered the job (or am at least in the top 2), whenever I’m insecure I don’t do as good of a job so I can’t psych myself out! Also make sure you have a thank you card, write in it a few hours after your interview (you can add things in there that you may feel you left out/ forgot to say/ now have a better answer) & pre address & pre stamp the envelope so that you can drop it in the mail after you fill out the card & mail it within 24 hours :).

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, the best thing that works for me is to ask them loads of questions as this gets them talking most of the time which leaves much less time for them to ask you anything so they will probably only get to ask about your background! works everytime.

 

just talk around your experience that ties into what they are looking for in the candidate. and ask them lots of q abt the team, co structure, challenges they’re facing, who you will report to, etc etc… before you know it, they will run out of time and they will love you because you have taken such an interest and asked so manyquestions.

 

Good luck – let us know how it goes / went.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I hope you do well today! I just finished mine:)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@pink_sherbert:  I’m sorry to hear it didn’t go well! Hopefully the one on Friday will be much better. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@pink_sherbert:  don’t get stressed – what’s done is done but I am sure you did well!!! good luck! and well done for getting an interview so quickly!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@pink_sherbert:  I feel so bad for you! the bee is a great outlet to be honest…however don’t be too hard on yourself about venting and worrying and etc. to your s.o., I do the same and I think what bothers him is that I don’t give myself more credit, not that he is actually annoyed. You should free to continue leaning on him, he’ll need you for that sometime too!

Well, I feel a bit bad to say…after your post, but I was offered the job:) I was very calm cool and collected but, much like you, I was in the train station after and on the phone to dh to tell him and he’s like ‘Oh that’s great, are you happy?’ and I was liked ‘yeah.’ and I couldn’t say more because I started crying!

I wish you hormonal tears of joy very soon:) On Sunday I heard my horoscope on the radio (silly I know), but it said ‘Your self confidence will be the determining factor in your future relationships.’ So chin up, don’t overstress or plan…and perhaps Friday will be entirely different.

Hug.

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