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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:28 AM
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I have a job interview tomorrow
I know that I am just a lurker...but any kind thoughts would be most appreciated.

I really need this job.
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:28 AM
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1. good luck to you!!
*fingers crossed*
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:29 AM
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2. Good luck!
Stay positive-I always try to psych myself out.
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chicagojoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:32 AM
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3. Welcome, and best of luck to you!
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:32 AM
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4. Thanks for the happy wishes!
I think I am already psyching myself out!
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:33 AM
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5. tell them want they want to hear
and smile a lot when you talk. muster up the internal faculties to bring an expansive soul with you. let them feel your energy.

under no condition, never, never, never, volunteer information. the less you say (and this is true practically in every social situation) they better off you are.

take the heat off yourself by concentrating more or less on the interviewer - maintain continuous eye contact, cock your head sideways to feign interest in what he or she is saying, and LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN. they drop cues like pigeons drop turds and you will not notice them if you sit there thinking about what you want to say next.

actually, the more i get from someone else, the less i have to think about what i want to say and i can custom tailor a message the other person wants to hear or needs to hear so i can get the job.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:34 AM
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6. Show them how much you WANT the job...
But don't let them see how much you NEED the job.

You should be fine!
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:25 PM
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16. I second that. Show them you want it. Be passionate about it.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:40 AM
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7. Best of luck
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:49 AM
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8. Look em in the eye
Do some research on the company, so you can come armed with amazing knowledge about its history, goals, etc. You can wow them with tidbits like that.

Don't come off as a suckup, but be respectful and don't interrupt.

Be prepared to answer the alltime fave interview request: "Tell me a little bit about yourself."

Prepare a summation, highlighting those aspects of your work history and skillset that best compliment the company.

Don't cross your arms, but try to be relaxed.

Bring a pen.

you'll do fine.

Sending hiring mojo your way...... :) :) :bounce:
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:53 AM
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9. you guys are giving me great advice!
thanks!
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:55 AM
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10. Good luck!!
I hope you get the job. Remember the old adage. People like you better if they do most of the talking. Ask questions and let them talk.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 12:01 PM
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11. Yes. ask questions
People love talking about themselves. Be prepared . Think of how you're going to answer the usual questions. Why do you want this job?
What are your qualifications? Why do you think you'd be a good match for the company? Practice in fron of a mirror so you're comfortable answering the question naturally. Good luck!
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 12:16 PM
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12. Good luck.
Hope the job is perfect for you & you for them.
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 12:16 PM
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13. Remember to sell yourself to them
You have to see what they want in an employee. Look at how people are dressed in the place. Being female you have to separate the Secretaries from the Professionals (Secretaries often were dresses and other feminine dress clothes, while professionals in the same office were suits or the equivalent to men's suits) AND dress how you think the employer views the position not how you view the position (For example many offices have receptionist which are secretarial position but in other offices receptionist is NOT a secretarial position but more a professional position, for it is how most people first see a company and the company wants the Receptionist to be a "Professional" as opposed to a "Secretary").

Also look at how the men are dressed. Causal, or informal (Informal being the Technical term for suit and tie)? This is the image their want to project, you have to fit into this mold, remember that. Jeans and t-shirt will not work in a suit and tie world (and the opposite is also true, a suit and tie will not work in a jeans and t-shirt world).

After you have determined you can fit into the employer's company than you have to show can you do the job? Remember part of the job is NOT want is listed but interacting with the other people in the office, so so nice, kind, considerate but also firm that you can do the job.

Without knowing more about the position of the employer I can not tell you more than the above but I wish you luck.
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:19 PM
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14. thanks all!
I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:19 PM
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15. Good luck!
:hi:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:27 PM
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17. Just don't mention your glue-sniffing addiction
I'll never do that again......
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:31 PM
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18. Good luck! You'll be just fine
My best piece of advice is email the person who interviewed you afterward, thank them, and ask for the job. Too many people never actually ask for it. I've had great luck with this tack.

Just do your best. That's all anyone can ask. :hi:
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:43 PM
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19. gosh you guys are cool!
:loveya:
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:51 PM
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20. Best of luck!
Let us know how it goes!
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 07:52 PM
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21. good luck!
I haven't even had an interview in two years.
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 08:06 PM
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22. well, I'll be thinking happy thoughts for you then.
:loveya: :loveya:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 08:10 PM
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23. thanks
'cause I could sure use a good job
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 10:34 PM
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24. we'll get good jobs together!
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-05 03:24 AM
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25. You'll do great...
...but I think you already know that. ;-)

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