At 2/2/09 11:04 PM, Goonie wrote:
When your interviewing with others. Research the companies before you meet with these people. Also, ask what training programs they have to offer in order for you to become a better person.
Don't for get to be yourself.
Yeah I know. I went back to Day 2 of the fair today and got another interview for tomorrow. Man if only I didn't have work today, I would have a ton more time to research and come up with answers to those typical interview questions. I surprised myself too when I was talking to the recruiter. He caught me off guard when he all of a sudden asks the question "So what does this type of job mean to you." and without thinking I blurted out something like "To provide the customer with the best service possible." and next thing I know I'm getting offered an interview. At least my other one is next week so if this interview doesn't go well, I can at least get a better idea of what I'm going to be asked.
At 2/3/09 07:40 AM, reverend wrote:
The hardest question is "So, tell me about yourself." That one always tears me apart because you have to describe yourself and how your education and work experience will benefit them without sounding wordy.
I think I can survive that one. It's the other ones like "Tell us a situation where you showed leadership." that I'm worried about. I really could just make up a story if I can't remember something in the next few hours. I remember when I was interviewing with Target for a part time job, the entire time I was making up stories or exaggerating stories based on things that had recently happened to me. Maybe I can get away with that on a part time job, but for something like this I'd rather have all of my answers be true.
I had a phone interview with a financial firm last month and I froze up nervous. It didn't really go well to say the least. So, if I was you I would practice, practice, practice unless you're a natural speaker.
I can be a natural speaker in an important situation. While selling myself to these recruiters I acted confident as best I could and I was able to strike up some decent conversations with them so I know that for the most part I can do that. But I know I should definitely practice tonight for these questions.