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Old 06-11-2007, 05:46 PM
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I got a job interview!

After filing 100+ applications, I finally got a call back and an interview! Its scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow. Any tips on how to get the job?
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:53 PM
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dress nice. not too overly but not casual... where did you apply to that called you
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:56 PM
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QT, a gas station I hope they let me work at the big truckstop one by the interstate!
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:58 PM
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Turn your cell-phone off or set it to be completely silent. Don't chew gum. Speak in complete sentences.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:17 PM
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Yep as said above dress well, but don't overdress. Don't talk Ghetto. Turn the cell off or better yet leave it in the car, that goes for beepers, Ipod etc.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:18 PM
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Do you usually find out if you have the job immediately after the interview? I might actually be able to get enough money to pay for car repairs! lets see.. 40 hours/week for 7 weeks times $7/hour... about $2k!
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD | Blown engine, rebuilding someday...
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:20 PM
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Top-notch grooming, be punctual, and don't call the interviewer a goof, even if he is one.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:23 PM
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Do you usually find out if you have the job immediately after the interview? I might actually be able to get enough money to pay for car repairs! lets see.. 40 hours/week for 7 weeks times $7/hour... about $2k!
welcome to america.. Taxes...

plus scheduling.. if your not 18 they wont schedule you 40 hours,

market conditions.. if its slow then you wont get anywhere near the hours you want.

If your coming to FL you should let them know
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:28 PM
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welcome to america.. Taxes...

plus scheduling.. if your not 18 they wont schedule you 40 hours,

market conditions.. if its slow then you wont get anywhere near the hours you want.

If your coming to FL you should let them know
Blahh... guess I will be continuing the job hunt even if I get it..for a second job...
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:31 PM
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while in high school... not to be capt bring down but... Its not wise
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:32 PM
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while in high school... not to be capt bring down but... Its not wise
Well, one to keep during the school year, I'll quit the second one at the end of summer. 60-70 hours a week is fine during the summer..I got nothing better to do..
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:36 PM
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have fun.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:32 PM
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Ah to be young again! Enjoy your youth, 300. It doesn't last forever.
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as others have said, dress nicely, it helps to have a copy of your resume, absolutely do not chew gum, do not wear cologne(interveiwer may find it offensive or be allergic, which will blow your chance instantly). Prepare yourself for questions such as "what is your greatest strength? weakness?(that one is tricky and must be handled well, try to turn your weakness into a strength). It also helps to do some background research on the company you are interviewing with so that you know what the company is about, it looks impressive to say something about their mission statement. Do not fidgit, keep your hands in plain view and don't play with things. Be very respectfull and courteous, but not a kiss ass. Show up about 5-10 minutes early, stop off and get a cup of coffee near by before hand if you arent sure where the place is to make sure you give yourself time if you get lost(had that happen to me once, still got the job but it wrecked my nerves while trying to find the place). Other than that, just be yourself, and answer their questions honestly. Also, don't be afraid to ask them questions as well when the time is appropriate. Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:23 PM
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as others have said, dress nicely, it helps to have a copy of your resume, absolutely do not chew gum, do not wear cologne(interveiwer may find it offensive or be allergic, which will blow your chance instantly). Prepare yourself for questions such as "what is your greatest strength? weakness?(that one is tricky and must be handled well, try to turn your weakness into a strength). It also helps to do some background research on the company you are interviewing with so that you know what the company is about, it looks impressive to say something about their mission statement. Do not fidgit, keep your hands in plain view and don't play with things. Be very respectfull and courteous, but not a kiss ass. Show up about 5-10 minutes early, stop off and get a cup of coffee near by before hand if you arent sure where the place is to make sure you give yourself time if you get lost(had that happen to me once, still got the job but it wrecked my nerves while trying to find the place). Other than that, just be yourself, and answer their questions honestly. Also, don't be afraid to ask them questions as well when the time is appropriate. Good luck!
Ryan
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