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Fake it til you make it.
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madmejis wrote:

Fake it til you make it.


Did you give your interviewer some gas station hot dogs as a Thank You after the interview?
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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 ?



of course it's more hands on with porn stars for interview. what do you expect !! how are you going to show your skills ? the OP must be a big fan of Ai Uehara--- to use a name of a porn star as a username.


anyway, i got through the oral board and command board over the last month. I'm on the wait list for the polygraph.

The oral board was a lot harder imo, they asked a lot about your experience and what would you do situation. I would prepare for that since i don't remember everything off hand. Practice! Do not use "um.. um". Keep answer short and to the point!


Ninjitsuko can offer more tips but i don't see him around here anymore He's usually the one doing the interviewing of new hires.

this is the thread i talked with him in
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-992933/oral-board-interview

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Oh I vomited all over the interviewer.
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My first job interview was as a cashier for a grocery store, and I arrived for my interview when the manager was swamped with customers on a busy Saturday. As I approached and began introducing myself, she cut me off and asked (rather stressed) if it would be ok if we conducted the interview outside so that she can have a smoke. I agreed and she almost ran outside.

The interview pretty much went from there. Because we were outside and both smoking, I learned that having an interview in a comfortable position made it easier to be myself. I ended up getting the job because we were chatting like friends over a smoke.
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My first job interview (I think) was with an accountancy firm and they questioned why I had a lot of science qualifications (ignoring my mathematics ones) and was I aiming at the right job. I tried to answer their question but got tongue tied and at one point implied I was clumsy (when I meant to say my eyesight made it hard for me to make accurate measurements with chemicals). Looking back I think the interviewers were just having a laugh at me and asking me more questions unrelated to the job to see how big a hole I dug. Needless to say I didn't get the job.

As a bit of karmic justice though I am now in a position with one of their clients where I oversee a number of contracts with their company.

Something to bear in mind if you are interviewing in the future; if you give a bad impression to the interviewee they could very well be your boss or major client at some point down the road.
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I went in dressed to the nines, thought I aced it, didn't even get a, "We regret to inform you" letter in the mail.

Never went in overdressed again.
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I applied for a few places while I was in college for internships, the first 2 or 3 I used to build experience and confidence during interviews. My final interview I went into there confident I would get the job and I displayed that confidence. I wasn't afraid to tell them I don't know the answer to something (but that I know how to find the answer which I would use as a learning experience). I also went in there with knowledge of the company and who they do business with and why I would make a good addition to their team. There was a phone interview beforehand of my final company I applied for and I was honest with them on my knowledge. I gave realistic experience to them (i.e. what is your experience with x, I would say 3/5, I am average and I am looking to expand my knowledge, or 4/5 I am good at that particular task, but by no means am I complete in my learning, I always have room to grow). Companies like people who are flexible, confidence is good, but claiming you are an expert at something is a good way to either get denied the job or fired when they find out you are average or below average at the task they hired you for.

Edit: I have had several jobs before my college internship, but I don't count those as actual tough interviews, they were more like "take this drug test, do you have reliable transportation, what position are you looking for, when can you start?" types of things.
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My first job interview I was hired on the spot. It was for Burger King and they were desperate for people. This was 12 years ago.

One more intense interviews, like when I interviewed for a secretary at a prison, I did pretty well and got the job. I tend to interview well. I actually get psyched up for them. I'd rather go to an interview than a first date.
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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.


I don't see why that would be a problem
Of course, getting HR involved/their opinion will be somewhat difficult

And getting info on why you were rejected would be damn near impossible.
But just ask your supervisor and they'll probably tell you.


As for my first interview
It was shit. I had like 8 more lined after. But the first one was really in-depth and made me late to the next one.
It was during an internship fair during my first year of college. Honestly, I think it worked out well. I still got plenty of job experience going through college, and have landed internships in industry, so I'm fairly set at this point to get a real job when I graduate.

A few tips I did pick up
-Practice; if you're at college, see if they have a career development office and see if they do practice interviews. If not, find an HR friend. If not that, research and the best person you can find
-Nail down key stories and experiences of your life. What happened, what did you do, and what was the result. Don't pick specific questions because questions change. Find stories that show traits/qualifications that can be matched as the questions roll
-Don't be afraid to ask questions. They actually like when you do this. Mostly, for me, it happens at the end, but they still like it.
-Know some stuff about the company. You don't need to be an expert (dependent on level) but knowing some stuff will also impress them.
-Confidence. They're interviewing you more to see if you'll fit the position from an attitude/worker/team member perspective. If you don't you won't get the job. BUT, if you don't, it probably would've ended up being a bad job for you.

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It was an interview for a simple security job, and I went in under the assumption that I'd be working long hours filled with arduous walks and little rest.

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My first interview was with the company that was going to train and hire me, and I went through that easily enough. They asked simple questions about background, education and skills. Landed me a spot in the training course right away along with a conditional offer of employment if I passed the course.

Thing is, in Canada you have to complete a 40 hour training course before you can be licensed to work as a Private Security Guard, but, what they don't tell you is that your instructors in the course are paying close attention to everyone, trying to decide who's the best fit for particular positions that need filling. So, while everyone else was under the assumption that they'd already passed the interview and they'd get a job anyway, I was paying diligent attention and acting all professional during the training course and practice assignments.

It paid off and lead to me and one other guy who did the same being called into the office away from the other candidates where we were offered a really nice opening at a rich condo downtown.

I once again went in, fully dressed and professional, and it paid off during the interview. Kept my calm, answered all questions rapidly, and appeared competent enough that they hired me over the older guy who was at least 10-15 years older than me.

Landed a really cool job where all I had to do was wear a fancy suit, sit on my ass and manage some occasional paperwork and check ins. Way better than the typical security job where you spend entire shifts walking, standing around, or getting into trouble you aren't paid enough for.

P.S: My site had internet too, so I could essentially just do what I wanted whenever it wasn't too busy.
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Lotttie wrote:


madmejis wrote:

Fake it til you make it.


Did you give your interviewer some gas station hot dogs as a Thank You after the interview?


Actually I brought some to the meeting and gave the interviewer one and was hired on the spot, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way.
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I did great but I don't remember much of it I was really nervous.
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Went surprisingly well actually, I was just being myself and answered questions honestly, it ended up becoming a huge casual discussion about technology and business strategies. I got the job lol
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