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  • First on-site interview for yours truly today

    I'm nervous as shit and I'm wasting time here instead of preparing for it. I've had phone interviews and interviews on campus, but I think once I get to their offices it's going to be a different story.

    Any last second advice?

  • #2
    Yes.

    Don't drink too much before you go, and make sure you use the restroom before you enter the offices.

    You do NOT want to be any more uncomfortable than you already are.

    Sit straight up, don't cross your legs.

    Gesticulate some, but not too much and use eye contact.

    And finally, don't worry about it too much.

    View this first one as a learning experience and nothing more, nothing less.
    When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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    • #3
      Good luck! And, don't eat chili before your interview...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Mar 15 2004, 11:12 AM
        Yes.

        Don't drink too much before you go, and make sure you use the restroom before you enter the offices.

        You do NOT want to be any more uncomfortable than you already are.

        Sit straight up, don't cross your legs.

        Gesticulate some, but not too much and use eye contact.

        And finally, don't worry about it too much.

        View this first one as a learning experience and nothing more, nothing less.
        Thanks WS. I had breakfast already and it's going to be my last meal. I've got a bladder the size of a walnut so if this visit lasts all day I could be screwed.

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        • #5
          be honest. It's their job to see right through you.

          and don't go in trying to impress. Let them know all about you....what you're capable of, what you bring to the table, what you can add to the company.


          and wear matching socks.
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          • #6
            No drooling. No cracks about how sexy he looks today.
            I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

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            • #7
              don't wear pants
              Are you on the list?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SLUBLUE@Mar 15 2004, 11:21 AM
                don't wear pants
                don't you hate pants?

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                • #9
                  Here's some last second advice - they already think you are qualilfied for the job, otherwise they wouldn't have called you in.
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                  • #10
                    Good luck Fishbone...and don't be too nervous. They almost always go better than you think they will.

                    I actually have a job interview today also. Here's hoping we both get hired.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by devaskar@Mar 15 2004, 11:23 AM
                      Good luck Fishbone...and don't be too nervous. They almost always go better than you think they will.

                      I actually have a job interview today also. Here's hoping we both get hired.
                      Good luck to you too, Dev!
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                      • #12
                        trig's right. Be interested and show that you're motivated but play it cool. Relax and have fun.

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                        • #13
                          Since I haven't noticed you disagreeing with me too often, I have to conclude that you're fairly bright, so don't worry about it. They're just people.

                          A few helpful hints:

                          1. Pants are not optional, regardless of what others tell you. Learned that one the hard way.

                          2. Don't talk about politics, religion, or La Russa.

                          3. Cover open sores. All of them.

                          Good luck.
                          I'm always right.

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                          • #14
                            nice firm handshake when you first come in, and don't sit down until they ask you to. like someone said, eye contact at all times. no fidgeting. just relax. take a deep breath before you go in, and relax. you don't have to make up lies, you're just telling selling yourself to them, telling them about you as you would if you were talking to any person. and bring in another copy of your resume and your portfolio (if you have a portfolio).
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                            • #15
                              Good luck boys!
                              When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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