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Interview tips, tricks, and info

marie addamsmarie addams Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
edited July 2011 in Strictly Business
**mods please sticky and maybe move to strictly business later?..I just wanted gns heads to know this thread exists.**

There was one long ago before the site went down that had loads of helpful information on interviewing, resumes, etc (some of which has helped me with employment in the past)

so....yeah. calling all hiring managers and HR personnel please contribute what you can to this thread. I'm sure a lot of people here could use it with the unemployment situation being what it is right now...



Me personally? I need tips on what I can expect on a second interview. Will I be asked the same questions? What might the employer be looking for at this point? What should I ask of them at this point? any help would be appreciated. thx!
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  • The Prime MinisterThe Prime Minister Posts: 2,883 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Make sure your finger nails are clean.
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  • DEE-LICIOUSDEE-LICIOUS Posts: 6,088 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    PLEASE be knowledgeable on the company you are interviewing with and come prepared with questions to ask them that showcase your research.
  • texas409texas409 Posts: 20,854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    i like this thread......

    just relax and be yourself
    dont seem too cocky or too reserved
    know some info about the job before you go on the interview
    ask questions

    those are just a few
  • marie addamsmarie addams Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Make sure your finger nails are clean.

    check! I'm about to take this anime blue nail polish off tonight.
  • Tommy BillfigerTommy Billfiger Posts: 3,809 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Have a professional presentation and use big words and you good money

    On my last interview I was in a zone usin big words like repertoire,echelon and systematic and the HR lady was damn near star struck.I got offered the gig and the whole 9
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Every second interview I ever had has been pretty easy, they basically offering you the job at a 2nd interview
  • Coo Coo Cal's BeanieCoo Coo Cal's Beanie Posts: 3,864 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Have a professional presentation and use big words and you good money

    On my last interview I was in a zone usin big words like repertoire,echelon and systematic and the HR lady was damn near star struck.I got offered the gig and the whole 9
    rofl..........
  • texas409texas409 Posts: 20,854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    [email protected] this only getting 4 serious responses

    niggas dont do job interviews huh

    lunchtime niggas stay winning
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    My homie's sister work in HR she gave me this sheet that basically tell you every question you will ever get asked in a interview

    Ill post it if I get a min
  • hautehaute Posts: 11,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    c/s Dee

    definitely do your research

    and think about what was asked of you during the first interview, try use the second to expand on some the response you gave first time around
  • marie addamsmarie addams Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Every second interview I ever had has been pretty easy, they basically offering you the job at a 2nd interview

    YESSSS!!!
    I hope this holds true. the woman did seem a little excited like she was trying to hold a secret when she called.
  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    smile.

    research the company.
    Always show them the benefits of why the company should hire you.
    Sell yourself as if you were a brand that the company needed to buy.
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    My homie's sister work in HR she gave me this sheet that basically tell you every question you will ever get asked in a interview

    Ill post it if I get a min

    Questions What 3 factors are most important to you in finding a place to work?
    Answers:

    1.Postitive work environment
    2.Opportunities to grow and develop my skills
    3. People I work with-good team work

    Give me an example of a time when you had to communicate a difficult message to someone?

    Give me an example of a time when you were able to identify a problem before it became a major issue?

    Give me an ex of a time when you displayed teamwork or served as a role model for others?

    Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a supervisor. What was the situation and how did you handle it?

    Why are you interested in working at .......?

    What are your short term goals?

    Long term goals?

    What hours are you available to work?

    Tell me a little bit about yourself?
    ................................................

    Questions to ask the interviewer

    What type of performance reviews can I expect in this position? How often would I receive feedback about my performance?

    What type of advancement oppurtunities would this postion offer in the future?

    What type of training would I receive with this postion?
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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    And send a "thank you letter" to them after the interview, shit works every time alot of ppl skip this

    Just copy & paste a generic 1 and fill it out
  • jay83jay83 Posts: 5,490 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    just ask how much does it pay?

    And when they tell you say "DAMNNNNN!".
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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Damn I typed all that for nothing didnt I lol
  • Tommy BillfigerTommy Billfiger Posts: 3,809 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Damn I typed all that for nothing didnt I lol

    Absolutely not.I need answers I'm tryna get a good job just post all of it every question/ answer if u can

    Good lookin out god.I need this info Im not some boardroom corporate geek I need help asap
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Absolutely not.I need answers I'm tryna get a good job just post all of it every question/ answer if u can

    Good lookin out god.I need this info Im not some boardroom corporate geek I need help asap

    That was all of it , she's the head of her HR department at her job and she interview ppl all the time, she hooked me up with it

    I swear every interview I had since she gave me that, they been reading them questions word for word
  • marie addamsmarie addams Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Damn I typed all that for nothing didnt I lol

    lol no you didn't. there have been some great responses so far aside from the few silly ones. i'm literally writing notes, gonna prepare a cheat sheet tonight or tomorrow. My interview isn't until Thursday

    should I use actual thank you cards or would just a nice piece of stationary do?
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    lol no you didn't. there have been some great responses so far aside from the few silly ones. i'm literally writing notes, gonna prepare a cheat sheet tonight or tomorrow. My interview isn't until Thursday

    should I use actual thank you cards or would just a nice piece of stationary do?


    Stationary, just peep this one or search for a template on google, just fill out whatever applies to your situation

    http://www.quintcareers.com/sample_thankyou_letter.html
  • shootemwonshootemwon Posts: 4,635 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    I always feel like I don't have an adequate question or two when they ask me if I have any questions. I always come up with something cause I don't wanna seem uninterested, but how about some advice on what kind of questions to ask that don't sound stupid or forced? I'm obviously not gonna say "How many vacation days do I get?" or some dumb shit like that, but what's a good question?

    Also, when they ask "what do you think this job should pay?", what's the appropriate response? Be honest?
  • Dick ShitmanDick Shitman Posts: 9,032 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    follow up with a thank you letter/e-mail, no matter how you think the interview went
    And send a "thank you letter" to them after the interview, shit works every time alot of ppl skip this

    Just copy & paste a generic 1 and fill it out

    edit: just saw this post. damn lol
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2010
    shootemwon wrote: »
    I always feel like I don't have an adequate question or two when they ask me if I have any questions. I always come up with something cause I don't wanna seem uninterested, but how about some advice on what kind of questions to ask that don't sound stupid or forced? I'm obviously not gonna say "How many vacation days do I get?" or some dumb shit like that, but what's a good question?

    Also, when they ask "what do you think this job should pay?", what's the appropriate response? Be honest?

    Questions to ask the interviewer

    What type of performance reviews can I expect in this position? How often would I receive feedback about my performance?

    What type of advancement oppurtunities would this postion offer in the future?

    What type of training would I receive with this postion?

    ......................

    Never been asked what I think it should pay, just say its negotiable
  • marie addamsmarie addams Posts: 1,699 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    shootemwon wrote: »
    I always feel like I don't have an adequate question or two when they ask me if I have any questions. I always come up with something cause I don't wanna seem uninterested, but how about some advice on what kind of questions to ask that don't sound stupid or forced? I'm obviously not gonna say "How many vacation days do I get?" or some dumb shit like that, but what's a good question?

    Also, when they ask "what do you think this job should pay?", what's the appropriate response? Be honest?

    I've read that if they ask for a definitive answer to just be real. Give them the least amount you'd feel comfortable working for. That way you wont resent the whole damn establishment on those rough days lol and you don't feel unappreciated
  • shootemwonshootemwon Posts: 4,635 ✭✭
    edited July 2010
    Questions to ask the interviewer

    What type of performance reviews can I expect in this position? How often would I receive feedback about my performance?

    What type of advancement oppurtunities would this postion offer in the future?

    What type of training would I receive with this postion?

    ......................

    Never been asked what I think it should pay, just say its negotiable

    Nice. One trick I use is to listen for something they say that I can reference in a question. Like "You said this job would involve a good amount of ___________, can you give me a little be more detail on how that will relate to my responsibilities in this position?"

    That's something that I like cause i think it shows you're paying attention and thinking ahead to putting in work for them, but does it sound too forced?
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