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How did you manage your first job interview? I just finish my job interview and I am kinda nervous when answering their questions. Cannot make an eye contact to the HR person. So yah, I think I will not get that job.
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I answered honestly and tried to be a decent kid and nothing more.
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First job interview, that is a repressed memory...

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Ehh.. just simply be your self, and answer their question honestly. After that its piece of cake.. Than you go home and within next day or weeks later you'll get phone call.
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Are you talking about first job ever or first "real job?"

In any case, as others have said, answer questions honestly and be yourself is the best way. For any job interview, there will ALWAYS be nerves no matter how much you prepare. If you can make a "connection" with the person interviewing you, it helps, but that won't always happen. As you do interviews, you'll get better. If you really have an issue with nerves, you could ask a family member or friend to help with practicing. There's always going to be boilerplate questions like "Why are you looking for a job?/Why did you apply here?" "What did you do at your previous job?" that you can use for practicing. Sometimes a random question will be thrown in. For example one time my brother was asked, "What's your favorite color?" (Yes, really!)

IF you're lucky, you'll hear back from places. Most of the time, you will NEVER hear back from places. (I should know, I had to look for a job last March since I was laid off and I tried at I don't know how many places. Only a fraction of them contacted me for an interview and only 1 place offered me a job in the end. All you need is one! Don't get discouraged! It's just how things are these days.)

I also tend to judge myself harshly, so maybe you didn't do as bad as you think you did.

Just do the best you can and you'll get a job eventually. You just have to be persistent. You'll find a job when you're meant to.
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If it's your first job just tell them what they want to hear. If it's entry level they just want someone enthusiastic.

Obviously don't lie, but fluff up a few things like saying "I'm a quick learner" or "I'm eager to work." It's more important to get that foot in the door.

But eye contact is something interviewers look for. That and taking to long on questions. Don't worry too much about it but learn from it. Who knows, maybe you passed.

But something I did a few times during interviews is ask them a question. It really turns the tables. One job I got my boss told me he liked that I asked the question. I also gave him my pay range. Saying I needed $?? - $?? in order to continue my current life style. But maybe that's not first job interview stuff yet.
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I always wondered if it is frowned upon to ask how you did in the interview, after you do or don't get the job. I've gotten every job I've applied for, but I always wonder why hire me over that other guy. For the OP he might say it was because of the eye contact, but without asking you can't know.

When I played/tried out for sports teams I always asked the coach why he cut or accepted me, but haven't asked my employers. The reason I asked coaches was for the simple reason of how would I improve if you don't tell me what I did wrong. Though one coach who cut me never gave me an answer, luckily I lead my team and beat his in a tournament later that year. In retrospect it was probably some politics with parents and their kids.
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I really just talked about myself, Idk stuff like this has always come naturally to me. Things went great, the general manager of the restaurant liked my answers and I started working there two weeks later.


I've only ever "bombed" one interview and the panel interviewing me came off as stuck up jerks so it was probably for the best anyway

On another note I really struggle with personal essays doing the exact same thing. For some reason it just doesn't work the same way to me, perhaps its because you almost have to predict what the reader is looking for, rather than having the ability to adapt things as an interview goes along.
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It wouldn't even call it an "interview." Over the phone, and only a few questions, with the two most important ones being about my pay preferences and whether or not I have my own tools. I was honest and already had a general idea of the questions and my responses. Anticipate and prepare for as many questions as possible, is my suggestion.
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Ai-Uehara wrote:

How did you manage your first job interview? I just finish my job interview and I am kinda nervous when answering their questions. Cannot make an eye contact to the HR person. So yah, I think I will not get that job.


Ai Uehara ? I don't know if we are even talking about the same job interview types.. what job interviews for porn stars are like Is it more hands on ?



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Alot of people seem to go into interviews the wrong way. It's just an employer's way of confirming whether or not they want to work with you. Not if you are qualified for the job or not, because all of the job qualifications and work experience are already in your resume.

Hi.... I'm Ai Uehara San....

Hello I'm Ai Uehara San, I want to get this job so I can make money.

Hello I'm Ai Uehara San, I want this job so that I can make money for when I go to college.

Hello I'm Ai Uehara San, I want this job so that I can gain work experience as a stepping stone for my progression into a higher position for the future. College is one of my goals for the future, but I plan to continue working here as I work on my degree.

Pretty big difference huh?
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If one were to act quirky would that be appreciated at a game store?
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Speaking with them, and them checking my Resume was all it took!
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Ai-Uehara wrote:

How did you manage your first job interview? I just finish my job interview and I am kinda nervous when answering their questions. Cannot make an eye contact to the HR person. So yah, I think I will not get that job.


Ai Uehara ? I don't know if we are even talking about the same job interview types.. what job interviews for porn stars are like Is it more hands on ?





nah, not that thing. my username is just coincidence. I am talking about applying for a HR position in a certain company.
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