I have an interview tonight. Any tips?

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  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    This is a rather important interview for me. Does anyone have any tips or tricks they could lend me?
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wear pants.

    You can always take them off later if it helps your chances.
     
  3. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps you could be more specific - what type of job are you interviewing for?
     
  4. timerollson macrumors 65816

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    -Research the company prior. Interviewers can tell you just applied for the sake of applying. It looks bad when you're asking them "what is it that your company does?" You're supposed to know this.
    -Have copies of your resume printed out. Sometimes interviewers don't print them out.
    -Dress appropriately; business formal; leave the piercings out. Shave. Comb your hair.
    -Be early.
    -Make eye contact. Firm handshake when first meeting the interviewer.
    -Make sure to have questions for the interviewer related to the job at the end. Shows interest.

    Good luck!
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Wise words, my friend. Good luck OP.
     
  6. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Wear a nice dress up shirt and tie......


    if ur boss compliments you........he just might say...


    "haha......promote that man!":D
     
  7. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Interview them as much as they interview you. This is a marriage.
     
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    When they ask where do you see yourself in 5 years,

    Don't say "doing your wife."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXop3zIPkic


    I give you that advice while we wait for more details on the job, and your qualifications.

    I'm about to spam the country looking for work, so hopefully I have interview anxiety soon myself. :)
     
  10. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Just as well, provide a hand shake and thank them for their time when exiting the interview/building. This means more to a lot of interviewers than you'll ever know.

    Unless they has Swine Flu, then don't touch the sleezy bastard!
     
  11. Love macrumors 68000

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    "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
    "Doing your wife, being your kid's new daddy, running the whole goddamn company and kicking your dog. /evil laugh"

    Win.
     
  12. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Are you interviewing for a job in hospitality? Why at night?
     
  13. bryansmith macrumors newbie

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    Research something about the company and know about the company.
    Dress up decently . it good to wear formals.
    Make an eye contact, be confident about whatever you say.
    Have a smile on your face. Dont be tensed.
     
  14. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Actually I did some research on this and was at a conference on interviews on Wednesday, which largely includes night jobs in hospitality. I am assuming we are talking hotel, motel, restaurant, night club, or similar organization where the manager is there at night, correct?

    As crazy as this seems, dress as if you are going to an office interview. A three piece suit may be overkill of course, but what I got from the conference was this:

    Don't wear a chef's uniform, even if that's the position you are going for
    If the people are bartenders or waitresses, don't show up for the interview dressed like them
    For first impressions, if you are a guy, cover up neck tats, and remove earrings, piercings, at least for interview
    Long sleeve shirt, button down, and tie
    Slacks, jacket, black dress shoes and socks
    Not too much cologne
    Wedding ring if married, ditch all other rings
    ........

    If you are a woman, don't have a low cut blouse
    Wear neutral colors
    Keep heels below 4" inches if wearing them
    Keep jewelry understated

    If this sounds boring, it is. In most cases, regardless of job, you will be able to relax from this ultra conservative attire once you are hired and pick up on the culture of the organization. Anyway, good luck and keep us posted.
     

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