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  • Eyeliner stains

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    I get really nervous before job interviews so what are your tips for a successful one?
    May 21st, 2008 at 12:57pm
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    Keep calm, act natural, don't try and be someone your not and sometimes chewing gum before you go in helps with anxiety.
    May 21st, 2008 at 01:13pm
  • Synyster Lisa

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    Dress nicely, act like you want the job. Show that you're really interested in it. Make a good first impression. Smile, and stuff.

    I get anxiety too, but not focusing on it helps me.
    May 21st, 2008 at 06:01pm
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    Be polite, no matter how rude the interviewer may be. Sometimes they do that to test you. I know that's what my dad does when he interviews new employees. He wants to make sure that he doesn't hire negative people. Be friendly, try not to be shy, and just forget the fact that the job lies in the hands of fate or whatever. Just be yourself.

    Don't chew gum while you're being interviewed. No candy, anything like that.
    May 21st, 2008 at 11:48pm
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    Dress professionally - or just a little bit better then they suggested.
    Where are you interviewing? Different type of employers use different interview techniques.
    If its just a Department store/Fast food something like that - Just be polite, honest (not too honest) and be yourself - no point in pretending to be somebody your not.

    If its more of a Professional interview for an office job etc... Google Behavioural Interviews - Companies love them these days, and really put people off if you havent read and understand what the answers require. (3 part answers, how gheeeyy)

    and SMILE, not like you have something to hide - but that your just glad to have the chance to interview with them - Remember, regardless of the job, that company is the best company and you WANT to work for that company - they loooove hearing that.
    May 22nd, 2008 at 01:22am
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    Don't giggle, unless somethings funny.
    I got told off at work for giggling when I was nervous, so just act calm. Take a bottle of water in with you. :cute:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 01:20pm
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    Ah yes, politeness is a good thing. I've been told this allthe time: "Kill em with kindness"
    May 22nd, 2008 at 08:13pm
  • chester.

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    Okay so I am going for a job interview tomorrow morning, I already past the phone interview and they head office guy said I am doing really well but it is a different chick that is doing the interview.

    It's for Sanity- a chain CD/DVD store in Australia.
    Any tips, anything specific to the job you think I should do/know?
    Anyone already work there?
    May 23rd, 2008 at 11:01am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    Oh My God! My brother works in Sanity! I'd ask him what his interview was like but he's not here right now. :/ I think though you should just show them that you are interested in the job, they like someone who is interested in Music and Movies as well, and also that your happy to help people and you get along well with others. That's all I can remember. I'll ask my brother more when he gets home though.
    May 23rd, 2008 at 11:19am
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    ^ I agree. Do a bit of research to know a bit more before going in.
    Try not to seem lost for words but always be yourself because they want to know the person who would be working for them for them long term.
    Good luck!Clap
    May 23rd, 2008 at 02:49pm
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    Just be nice and friendly and act really interested. ;)

    I'd probably flip out at the last minute, knowing me.
    May 23rd, 2008 at 06:40pm
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    be the first one to shake hands
    Its always good if you offer them your hand before they offer you theirs
    May 24th, 2008 at 02:18am
  • chester.

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    I aced my interview!
    Got the job she said because I came across with confidence, smiled alot and had good customer service skillzzzzz!
    So that's what you need to do I guess.

    CHEAH
    May 25th, 2008 at 04:10am
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    ^^ Good job!
    Congratulations!
    May 25th, 2008 at 04:50am
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    Princess Chester.:
    I aced my interview!
    Got the job she said because I came across with confidence, smiled alot and had good customer service skillzzzzz!
    So that's what you need to do I guess.

    CHEAH
    Congratulations!
    May 25th, 2008 at 05:00am
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    ^ Thanks. :cute:

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    Oh and um... dress proffessional. :con:
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    May 25th, 2008 at 05:34am
  • The Brightside

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    Princess Chester.:
    I aced my interview!
    Got the job she said because I came across with confidence, smiled alot and had good customer service skillzzzzz!
    So that's what you need to do I guess.

    CHEAH
    I'm so jealous. :finger:

    I went for a job at the same store as Emma (Sanity) but I didn't get the job 'cause I was too young. It was pretty cool being picked for a job interview though.

    Tips - don't overdo it on how great you are when talking about yourself.
    May 25th, 2008 at 12:34pm
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    The Brightside.:
    I went for a job at the same store as Emma (Sanity) but I didn't get the job 'cause I was too young. It was pretty cool being picked for a job interview though.
    I was the youngest out of a bunch of 20 or so people who got interviewed for Village Cinemas. I was 15 and everyone else was 20-25ish.
    It was really cool that I got picked for the group interview, but they did big group activities and I bombed it, because although I can do one on one interviews well, i had no idea what to do.

    People who go to uni and already have had mini-careers are rather intimidating too.
    May 25th, 2008 at 12:41pm
  • Eyeliner stains

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    OK so what dress nicely means?
    Cut back on the black, no band tees, what else?
    May 25th, 2008 at 05:12pm
  • Synyster Lisa

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    Dress nicely = Dress pants or nice pants. A blouse or a polo shirt. Dress shoes or clean/nice shoes. Present yourself well, so they know you're a clean person who actually likes to impress people.

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    Oh Yeah, I'm an example of something not to do: :shifty Don't tell them you're joining the Navy and just looking for something to make extra money for a few months, while you're working to lose weight. :cheese: I did that and lost a job opportunity last November. :lmfao
    May 26th, 2008 at 03:18am