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    have an interview for a job next week? anybody got any good tips?

  • #2
    Be yourself; say what you feel you are; don't brag and the most important thing is to be confident about what you say, even if it is not true.
    Be prepared for the worst case scenario, in this case, not getting the job. It will give you confidence when you are answering the questions.

    As a matter of coincidence, I too have a job interview tomorrow although I already have a job.

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    • #3
      As a matter of coincidence, I too have a job interview tomorrow although I already have a job.

      what's the interview for then?

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      • #4
        1. arrive early (10-15 minutes before your scheduled interview time), even being right on time is not good enough, since all the other candidates will be arriving early.
        2. prepare questions to ask your interviewer
        3. when you answer questions, always always give a specific example. if you've interviewed someone for a job, you'll know listening to someone talk about things in a general way just isn't persuasive
        4. when you're getting to the end of your answer, your final sentence should summarise/relate your answer back to the initial question asked.

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        • #5
          Firsssssttttt make sure you can answer these questions....


          Personal
          Tell me about yourself.
          What are your strengths?
          The word strength refers to what you do well, your positive qualities or effective skills.
          What are your weaknesses?
          The word weakness refers to what you don’t do well, your negative qualities or skills.
          What do you see as a major success in your life?
          Major means important or big.
          Describe a major disappointment in your life.
          A disappointment is something you were looking forward to and didn’t happen.
          What motivates you?
          The word motivate means to give you the reason to do something, to inspire you, to encourage you.
          What does success mean to you?
          What are three of your greatest accomplishments?
          The word accomplishment means an achievement, something you did well.
          What are your plans for the future?
          Have you done any volunteer work?
          What are your hobbies?
          What do you like to do in your spare time / free time?
          Spare time means when you’re free, when you’re not working.
          Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years from now?
          Describe a time when you failed.
          What is your favourite book / movie?
          What do you do for fun?
          What would you do if you won the lottery?
          Educational
          Tell me about your educational background.
          What academic courses did you like the most / the least?
          Which academic course did you find most difficult?
          Do you have plans for further education?
          Why did you choose your major?
          Your major is your main area of specialization in university.
          Professional
          Why do you want this job?
          Why should we hire you?
          To hire means to recruit, or give someone a job.
          Why are you the best person for the job?
          Explain how you would be an asset to this company.
          An asset is something valuable.
          Why do you think you will be successful in this job?
          What are your qualifications for this position?
          Qualification means the educational and professional background or experience needed in a job.
          What can you offer our company?
          What do you know about this industry?
          What is your personal mission statement?
          Why do you think you’re suited for this position?
          Suited means appropriate, a good match.
          Describe your work ethic.
          Your work ethic is your attitude towards work and behavior at work.
          Describe your management style.
          What are your short-term goals?
          Short-term means in the near future.
          What are your long-term goals?
          Long-term means in the distant or far future.
          Why did you choose this field?
          Field means an area of work, such as computers, engineering or medicine.
          Please describe your work experience.
          Why do you want to work for our company?
          What do you know about our company?
          What is most important to you in a job?
          Describe your previous jobs.
          The word previous means what came or happened before.
          Why did you leave your previous job?
          What were your responsibilities in your previous position?
          The word responsibility refers to what you are supposed to do, what you are in charge of.
          What did you like the most about your last job?
          What did you like the least about your last job?
          What did you learn in your previous job?
          Do you work well under pressure?
          The word pressure means stress.
          Are you punctual?
          To be punctual means that to arrive on time, to not be late.
          How long do you plan to stay in this job?
          Can you multi-task?
          To multi-task means to do many things at one time.
          Describe your ideal job.
          Ideal basically means perfect here.
          How would your co-workers describe you?
          How do you feel about learning new things?
          Have you ever had trouble with a boss? How did you handle it?
          What major problems or challenges have you faced?
          Why did you resign?
          Why were you fired?
          Are you a risk-taker?
          A risk-taker is someone who is willing to take chances.
          What have you been doing since your last job?
          What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?
          What’s the most interesting book you’ve read in the past year?
          How soon can you start work?
          Do you have any questions?
          Job Specifics
          Are you looking for full- or part-time work?
          Are you looking for a day or night job?
          Are you seeking a permanent or temporary position?
          Can you work weekends?
          Are you willing to work overtime?
          Overtime means hours outside of regular work hours.
          Can you work nights?
          Are you willing to travel?
          Are you willing to relocate?
          To relocate means to move to another location.
          Do you have a driver’s licence?
          Do you like working with the public?
          Do you like working with numbers?
          How are your writing skills?
          How’s your spelling?
          What computer programs are you familiar with?
          Do you know any foreign languages?
          Have you worked in a multicultural environment before?
          Multicultural means many cultures.
          How do you relate to people from diverse cultures?
          Diverse means different.
          Salary
          What are your salary expectations?
          Salary expectation is how much money you think you will get.
          What salary do you want to earn?
          To earn means to make, to receive.
          What kind of compensation are you looking for?
          Compensation refers to salary plus benefits.
          Leadership
          Do you consider yourself a leader?
          What leadership or managerial positions have you held?
          Independence
          Do you like working alone?
          How well do you work independently?
          How do you feel about working by yourself?
          Teamwork
          Are you a team player?
          Do you work well with others?
          What strengths would you bring to a team?
          Do you prefer working on a team or by yourself?
          References
          May we contact your previous employers?
          Can we contact your references?
          References are people who are willing to talk about you, your abilities or your character.
          Questions You Can Ask the Interviewer
          If you were to offer me the job, how soon would you want me to start?
          When could I expect to hear from you?
          Are there any further steps in the interview process?
          What are the major responsibilities of this position?
          Are there possibilities for advancement?
          Advancement means to move up in your job, to be offered a promotion or higher position.


          Now... Heres 20 tips...


          1. When asked what your weaknesses are, say Ryan Gosling. It’ll break the ice. Then say ‘persistent lateness’ or something.


          2. Bring a box to the interview, point at it and say “I do all my thinking outside of that.” Then open some champagne.


          3. Tattoo your limitations down one arm. Interviewers admire honesty.


          4. When asked if you want anything to drink, say “Just a glass of job please!” Then laugh for 15 minutes. No less.


          5. When shown to the interview room, walk further up the corridor & say “I always go the extra mile!” Then click your heels.


          6. Show you give 110% by pouring 10% too much water into your glass. Smile knowingly.


          7. Wear a sock puppet on one hand, make it whisper in your ear and say “What’s that, Mr Wuzzles? I seem ideal for the job?”


          8. Loosen your tie as you enter & say “Phew! Is it me or did it get 100% more dynamic in here?” Then reverse high five them.


          9. When they ask if you got here all right, reply “I always succeed in getting to where I’m going” then punch a nearby door.


          10. Tell them you won’t need a lunch hour because you’re powered by results. Then make a powerboat noise for about 8 minutes.


          11. Unbutton your shirt to reveal a Superman ‘S’ & say “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s increased productivity!”


          12. Dress as an American footballer to show you’re a team player. And have ‘Sustained Growth’ written on your football.


          13. Say “I hope to become part of the furniture here.” Then crouch into a ball pretending to be a pouffe & never move again.


          14. Show you’re a fast learner by wearing an L plate round your neck & a Usain Bolt face-mask. Don’t speak. They’ll get it.


          15. If they extend their hand for you to shake, enclose it in your hands and say “Look! A hand-sandwich! I need this job.


          16. When asked where you see yourself in 5 years, say “owner of a B&B for cats” and tap your nose like you know the market.


          17. Produce 2 cans of Dr Pepper & push one over to your interviewer. Then break open yours & say to them “Virgo. Am I right?”


          18. Give your interviewer a hollow pork pie. Then lean back and say “That’s your company – I’m your pork.”


          19. Hire a billboard across the road from the interview room that shows you wrestling a bear. Point to it occasionally.


          20. When asked if YOU have a question say “Where do you see YOURSELF in 5 years’ time, nosey?” Laugh. Pass around some mints.




          and heres 90 more questions to memorize answers too....


          If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well done, what would you do?
          If I were to give you this salary you requested but let you write your job description for the next year, what would it say?
          Why is there fuzz on a tennis ball?
          How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
          There's no right or wrong answer, but if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
          How would you feel about working for someone who knows less than you?
          Was there a person in your career who really made a difference?
          What's your ideal company?
          What attracted you to this company?
          What are you most proud of?
          What are you looking for in terms of career development?
          What do you look for in terms of culture -- structured or entrepreneurial?
          What do you like to do?
          Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.
          What are your lifelong dreams?
          What do you ultimately want to become?
          How would you describe your work style?
          What kind of car do you drive?
          Tell me about a time where you had to deal with conflict on the job.
          What's the last book you read?
          What magazines do you subscribe to?
          What would be your ideal working situation?
          Why should we hire you?
          What did you like least about your last job?
          What do you think of your previous boss?
          How do you think I rate as an interviewer?
          Do you have any questions for me?
          When were you most satisfied in your job?
          What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
          What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
          What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
          If you were an animal, which one would you want to be?
          What salary are you seeking?
          What's your salary history?
          Do you have plans to have children in the near future?
          What were the responsibilities of your last position?
          What do you know about this industry?
          What do you know about our company?
          How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?
          Are you willing to relocate?
          What was the last project you headed up, and what was its outcome?
          What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
          Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
          What would you do if you won the lottery?
          Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
          Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?
          What is your personal mission statement?
          Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
          What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
          What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
          What is your greatest fear?
          Who has impacted you most in your career, and how?
          What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
          What's the most important thing you've learned in school?
          What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?
          What will you miss about your present/last job?
          If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
          List five words that describe your character.
          What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
          Sell me this pencil.
          If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
          Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?
          What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years?
          What do you like to do for fun?
          Why are you leaving your present job?
          What do you do in your spare time?
          How do you feel about taking no for an answer?
          What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
          What is your favorite memory from childhood?
          Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
          Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn't want me to know.
          Tell me the difference between good and exceptional.
          Why did your choose your major?
          What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
          What is your biggest regret, and why?
          What are three positive character traits you don't have?
          What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
          If you found out your company was doing something against the law, like fraud, what would you do?
          How many times do a clock's hands overlap in a day?
          How would you weigh a plane without scales?
          What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve the issue?
          If I were to ask your last supervisor to provide you additional training or exposure, what would she suggest?
          If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why?
          What's the best movie you've seen in the last year?
          Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.
          What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
          If you could get rid of any one of the US states, which one would you get rid of, and why?
          With your eyes closed, tell me step-by-step how to tie my shoes.
          if you had to choose one, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?
          If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
          Who are your heroes?
          Tell me 10 ways to use a pencil other than writing.

          Good Luck Bro !

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          • #6
            Best of luck!

            Something that really helped me out was "250 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them" by Peter Veruki. Pretty much covers every question in the book and the best way to answer them.

            Only one it didn't cover was the ol' curveball:
            "Tell me a joke"
            Basically, you're going to want something that's cute but not offensive. Here's my standby:
            "What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator."

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            • #7
              Oh, this topic is very relevant to me because I also have to go to an interview in a week and I want to get a job as an investigator. What should I do other than be myself?

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              • #8
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                • #9
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        So do you guys go to a lot of interviews? I'm having troubles with finding a job and I think it's because I'm not that good at giving first impressions.

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                        • #13
                          Honestly, I'm really bad at passing interviews successfully. That's why I've started building myself a remote career, because when you're applying yourself for a remote job there's much less stress. You can sit in your home while doing an interview using a videochatting software, and if you're successful the job itself requires much less human contact.

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                          • #14
                            I was also worrying about how to find a good job and to be prepared to the interview.

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                            • #15
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