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It's probably better if you go to some other online sources then crunchyroll


Ah, okay.
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honesty and follow your heart
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honesty and follow your heart


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Let them know you are very confident in what you are being hired to do and if you don't know the answer to some problem let them know you know of ways to find the answer in a timely manner. It helps if you have proof that you are a loyal employee as well (previous job history of having years at a company rather than days/weeks/months). Also, be prepared to explain any gaps in employment. Some office jobs like to pick you apart there to put you on the spot. Do your research of the company and have a reason why you want to work there (for office jobs, because you want money is an instant interview killer). Have a good amount of questions ready to ask (and one of them should NOT be how much you are making or what benefits/when vacation is as they will mark you as just there to clock in and clock out). Last but not least, don't change your story mid-interview. Interviewers like to circle around and ask similar questions in different ways to see if you can comprehend properly and not change your answer. My last interview I was asked the same question 4 times (once at the very beginning and 3 more times back to back). If you're curious, they asked what makes me qualified to work at the position. DO NOT make more reasons, just repeat your previous answer. The interviewer will notice you sticking to your answer and eventually stop trying to trip you up.
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your best bet is to ask for an information interview. basically you will be interviewing your possible employer questions about the positions available. basically be prepare and come up with questions. do your research and figure out the questions. than on the day of the interview you just have to prepare with the basic stuff that can be found online. such as where you see yourself in 5 years, descibing about yourselve.

as with any job, make sure you make youself look like you are trying to get the job cuz you care about it. suck as calling to get updated on your interview after. if you didnt get an interview than call to make sure they got your resume and such. thats where the information interview comes in.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWDr979JswU

Its never good to lie in an interview.
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I dress properly, bring any paperwork, and go in quickly so I don't have time to overthink and hesitate.
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Let them know you are very confident in what you are being hired to do and if you don't know the answer to some problem let them know you know of ways to find the answer in a timely manner. It helps if you have proof that you are a loyal employee as well (previous job history of having years at a company rather than days/weeks/months). Also, be prepared to explain any gaps in employment. Some office jobs like to pick you apart there to put you on the spot. Do your research of the company and have a reason why you want to work there (for office jobs, because you want money is an instant interview killer). Have a good amount of questions ready to ask (and one of them should NOT be how much you are making or what benefits/when vacation is as they will mark you as just there to clock in and clock out). Last but not least, don't change your story mid-interview. Interviewers like to circle around and ask similar questions in different ways to see if you can comprehend properly and not change your answer. My last interview I was asked the same question 4 times (once at the very beginning and 3 more times back to back). If you're curious, they asked what makes me qualified to work at the position. DO NOT make more reasons, just repeat your previous answer. The interviewer will notice you sticking to your answer and eventually stop trying to trip you up.



Thanks.
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Be prepared to give specific examples. For example, if you stated on your resume that you are a "team player", you may be asked for a specific example of how you accomplished that. I've interviewed people who put lots of things in their resume that they could not back up with a specific example.

My typical last question (not original with me) is to ask if the interviewer saw something in the other candidates that he/she did not see in me. This gives you an opportunity to find out if there are any issues and attempt to respond to them.

Ask for a business card or get the correct spelling of the interviewer's name, title, and company address--then send a follow-up thank you note within 24 hours of the interview. There should be some good information on the Internet for what to include; basically, you want to be thankful, show your interest in and enthusiasm for the job, and reiterate your "selling points" (why they should hire you). This may be your last opportunity to market yourself.

Best wishes! Hope it goes well for you!
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get sexified, since looks are the only thing that matter in this shallow world, next to money and connections
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Lots of good advice in this thread about knowing the company and position. I've found the best interviews I've had in the past, I came in with the idea that I genuinely wanted to learn about the company, how they make money, what the job would be like, and if I could fit in that job. And I tried my best to ask enough questions to get that knowledge. Cause let's be honest, you're not going to learn that much about what a company does just from googling. The best source of knowledge on how a company is, is the people who work there.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

It's probably better if you go to some other online sources then crunchyroll


This.

Although there are some decent asnwers. I have the urge to comment on the "be friend" thing though: it depends on the job you're applying for. If it's expertise in certain area and the task requires knowledge and leadership, i don't really say i'd pick the one who acts as my friend, but the one that seems stirm and most suited for the task in terms of education and work experience. In most cases though recruiters are looking for candidates that are "good guys" and would fit the team like fist in the eye.

Also, the suit is also very good advice for office work. Rememeber to thank you for having the time to interview you and remember to shake their hands after the interview too and thank them again. Also, remember to think of questions you could ask _them_

In my honest opinion most candidates are the ones that you have a good flow of conversation and they ask you questions (not 24/7 though, remember who is the one interviewing and who is the one applying) - just find a good balance! :)

Oh and one tip I can give you, is bring your work experience CV and education diplomas in a file. I've put my file to look like this (> means they are on different page): My current work letter of reference > my ex-working references > my latest education > my education > other volunteery etc. diplomas > random stuff like first aid cards etc.

Good luck!
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

It's probably better if you go to some other online sources then crunchyroll


This.

Although there are some decent asnwers. I have the urge to comment on the "be friend" thing though: it depends on the job you're applying for. If it's expertise in certain area and the task requires knowledge and leadership, i don't really say i'd pick the one who acts as my friend, but the one that seems stirm and most suited for the task in terms of education and work experience. In most cases though recruiters are looking for candidates that are "good guys" and would fit the team like fist in the eye.

Also, the suit is also very good advice for office work. Rememeber to thank you for having the time to interview you and remember to shake their hands after the interview too and thank them again. Also, remember to think of questions you could ask _them_

In my honest opinion most candidates are the ones that you have a good flow of conversation and they ask you questions (not 24/7 though, remember who is the one interviewing and who is the one applying) - just find a good balance! :)

Oh and one tip I can give you, is bring your work experience CV and education diplomas in a file. I've put my file to look like this (> means they are on different page): My current work letter of reference > my ex-working references > my latest education > my education > other volunteery etc. diplomas > random stuff like first aid cards etc.

Good luck!


I don't know any other sites.
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I don't know any other sites.
Google is your friend. Besides looking over your resume and picking the appropriate outfit, search up some common interview questions and memorize your responses. This is a helpful site, your company might be there

http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

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If you are leaving another employer, try not to speak about them negatively, even if they were the worst place on earth. Your new employer will not really want to hear all about all the problems at your previous job, and this will also show that you aren't a gossiper and that their company image is safe with you.
And as others have said, check out as much information about the company and the job position you are applying for as you possibly can.
Have your qualifications for that specific job handy.

Good luck!
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