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FlyinDumpling wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

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



Thank you.
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I just improvise if there not going to hire me for my normal whacky self then were gonna have problems down the line.
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Really good advice from everyone above. I've had a lot of interviews and have only failed to get a job twice after an interview.

Imagine that the interviewer is a friend that you haven't seen for ages - you'll come across as confident but with enough reserve to not sound like you're not taking it seriously.

Like tkayt said above, do your homework. While you're in the waiting room try to find some company literature so that you can discuss the company's products - it shows that you're interested in their company.

Don't lie about anything; embellish yes but the interviewer will see straight through a lie and you'll be sliding down the off-ramp from then on.

If you don't know the answer to a question tell them that you don't but also have a good guess - it'll show you're making an effort.

Remember the interviewers name(s) and use them when you say goodbye.

Good Luck!


That pretty much sums it up...

One thing I might add....
I did a phone interview just a few days ago..

I did alright but when asked certain questions I might have been too vague. They wanted to know about certain physical limitations; like, "Can you lift over 50 pounds?" I told them that I push 600 pound rolls around and I lift 25 to 35 pound boxes off the end of my pres all day . . . there were more questions i expounded on but I do not think those are the kind of answers they were looking for. I may have been better off just saying, "Yes, I can lift 50 pounds or more."

I have found being direct can be a better thing.

If I get the job, I might be a little surprised.
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Thanks for the comments. But I had the interview a hour ago. I'll use the advice for next time I have an interview.
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Be honest. If you feel nervous at anytime of the interview, let the interviewer know. Have confidence in yourself. The only people who may know you as well or better than yourself is your family and closest friends.


You can really say that in a interview? I've been afraid to try to say that in front of an employer.

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qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thank a bunches.

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I have a job interview for an office job Monday and I'm already nervous about it. It's my first job interview in years and I want to make a good impression. I want to be prepare mentally and emotionally for this because I really want this job. Got and good advice to help someone like me who is really nervous about this? I know the interview is days away but I just can't help be to be nervous.


Please don't tell me a cliché "just be yourself" because that's not very helpful to me. Sorry.

Enjoy!!!


I'm also in the same boat as you. I never had a job other than attending college. I'm scared as hell.
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BloodSolace wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
Thank a bunches.

Explain your opinion in great detail.



I have a job interview for an office job Monday and I'm already nervous about it. It's my first job interview in years and I want to make a good impression. I want to be prepare mentally and emotionally for this because I really want this job. Got and good advice to help someone like me who is really nervous about this? I know the interview is days away but I just can't help be to be nervous.


Please don't tell me a cliché "just be yourself" because that's not very helpful to me. Sorry.

Enjoy!!!


I'm also in the same boat as you. I never had a job other than attending college. I'm scared as hell.


Oh wow. I'm not alone.
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Posted 10/14/15

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Jackalope82 wrote:

Be honest. If you feel nervous at anytime of the interview, let the interviewer know. Have confidence in yourself. The only people who may know you as well or better than yourself is your family and closest friends.


You can really say that in a interview? I've been afraid to try to say that in front of an employer.



Freaky. I feel the same exact way when it comes to interviews.
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Its important to be honest because if you're not, the interviewer will see that but won't let you know that they see that
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Posted 10/14/15

qualeshia3 wrote:


BloodSolace wrote:


Jackalope82 wrote:

Be honest. If you feel nervous at anytime of the interview, let the interviewer know. Have confidence in yourself. The only people who may know you as well or better than yourself is your family and closest friends.


You can really say that in a interview? I've been afraid to try to say that in front of an employer.



Freaky. I feel the same exact way when it comes to interviews.


1st, I hope your interview went well.

2nd. When I typed about nervousness, I did not clarify that well. I mean a level of nervousness that would impact the pace, quality, and length of your interview. Of course you would be a little nervous, but you do not want to get so nervous that it causes a bad interview or waste time. Letting the interviewer know comes after trying all methods to manage it.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Thanks for the comments. But I had the interview a hour ago. I'll use the advice for next time I have an interview.


How was the interview?
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jhanna_12 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Thanks for the comments. But I had the interview a hour ago. I'll use the advice for next time I have an interview.


How was the interview?


It went okay.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


jhanna_12 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Thanks for the comments. But I had the interview a hour ago. I'll use the advice for next time I have an interview.


How was the interview?


It went okay.


I find interviews frustrating because it doesn't matter how well I think it went, lol. When you take a test in school, they hand it back so you know what you answered wrong. Interviewers don't.

That aside, what things did you find helped the most?
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Knowing what kind of jobs they have and they'll let me know if there is anything available.
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Not caring particularly much always helps (lowers anxiety).
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