do u hate going to job interviews etc?/job hunting thread

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:01 pm

I have got a job interview/assessment tomorrow in Manchester followed by another one in London the next day. Can't wait for it to be over. I just don't feel like going but I'm sure I will be fine once I get there.

I was fine when I applied for the jobs but I dunno why i feel so down about it now :/
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by Falsey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:02 pm

Nah man, I boss interviews.
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by Slartibartfast » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:04 pm

I do them for fun.
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Falsey wrote:Nah man, I boss interviews.

Slartibartfast wrote:I do them for fun.

thanks for the positive comments! Guess I will go do them for fun.
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by Dowbocop » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 pm

Count yourself lucky, I rarely get to interview.
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by PuppetBoy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:02 pm

Usually hate them. My last interview was for a Christmas job a couple of months back, and at the end I was told I was unsuccessful because the interviewer 'couldn't see me working in retail.' That particularly grated, as at the time I actually had a job in retail (it was just in the wrong city). :(

The interview for my last 'proper' job was great though. Literally couldn't have gone better. Oddly, for that one I almost didn't even bother turning up as I didn't think I was good enough for the job, and I went in not really caring how it went as a result. I walked away at the end just knowing I had it in the bag.
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:03 pm

Dowbocop wrote:Count yourself lucky, I rarely get to interview.

me too. I feel lucky that I got these tbh.

I think i feel down because I dunno much about the career these jobs lead to, if its suitable for me, if i'll enjoy it. Fear of the unknown. As I have no hands on experience in these fields and I feel like I am possibly half blindly walking into a job.

anyway i may learn more during the assessments so can make a better decision about them if i get any offers.
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by Slartibartfast » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:07 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
Falsey wrote:Nah man, I boss interviews.

Slartibartfast wrote:I do them for fun.

thanks for the positive comments! Guess I will go do them for fun.


I think the best thing to remember is they're not there to trick you or make you feel bad* - they just want to see whether you'd fit in. Ultimately they have to pick someone out of the candidates, but if they don't that isn't necessarily a negative reflection on you.


* If they are doing that, you don't want that job anyway.
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by Mommy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:19 pm

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I have got a job interview/assessment tomorrow in Manchester followed by another one in London the next day. Can't wait for it to be over. I just don't feel like going but I'm sure I will be fine once I get there.

I was fine when I applied for the jobs but I dunno why i feel so down about it now :/



Never had one. Unless you class me asking my current company what they'd give me if I said I'd come work for them.
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:24 am

I have to give a 3 minute presentation on a topic of my choice without using any slides.
180 seconds is nothing...i dunno how i am gonna talk about something in just 180 seconds :/ I am still thinking about it and havent written it down yet. But I have until wednesday.
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by Stugene » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:30 am

Do a presentation on why you bought a sony walkman in 2011.
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by Igor » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:47 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:I have to give a 3 minute presentation on a topic of my choice without using any slides.
180 seconds is nothing...i dunno how i am gonna talk about something in just 180 seconds :/ I am still thinking about it and havent written it down yet. But I have until wednesday.


You can fit a lot into 180 seconds if you use the time wisely. But considering you haven't prepared anything and the interview is in less than 48 hours, I predict that you're going to spend 160 of those 180 seconds saying 'Um... um..'.

Get to it man, get preparing. What jobs are the interviews for?
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by Fatal Exception » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:36 pm

Nah generally strawberry float them up. :fp: I had one the other day for a fantastic company, but just choked on some of the questions. :fp: If only I could know in advance what they would ask so I can prepare myself.
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by Winckle » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Stugene wrote:Do a presentation on why you bought a sony walkman in 2011.

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by Drumstick » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:47 pm

Stugene wrote:Do a presentation on why you bought a sony walkman in 2011.

:lol:
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by EnragedYogi » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:51 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Stugene wrote:Do a presentation on why you bought a sony walkman in 2011.

:lol:


While that is funny, are you only not allowed to use slides? Using a prop like a Walkman and giving a demo/talk about the comparitive advantages compared to other players or something similar might work? Unless it's a job at Apple :lol: If it's something you're comfortable with, falling back on knowledge if your mind goes blank is easier.

I got a job going on for 20 minutes about the Rules of American football for beginners, with diagrams and handouts for a presentation, I guess the preparation impressed them more than the subject.
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks doing a pptx on why i bought a Sony walkman sounds like a good idea. Since all the info is still fresh in my head. Then I could compare it to the ipod and suggest why I think Sony will dominate the MP3 industry to audiophiles etc hence making it business related even though it said a topic of your choice.

sorry but its Too late now I already started my pptx and I have nearly finished writing it up. Don't need to use any slides so I am just writing my speech up and targeting 400 words. Since its normal for a human to speak 200 words per minute.

Can't wait for this all to be over tomorrow afternoon then Im going straight back to my home town :) i hate travelling.
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Postdo u hate going to job interviews etc?
by Frank » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Surely a pptx counts as "slides"?
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Frank wrote:Surely a pptx counts as "slides"?

i just used pptx as short hand for presentation ;)
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by Frank » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:19 pm

Fair enough. Good luck, anyway :p
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