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Interview tips

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CW, 31 March 2009.

  1. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    As most of you will be aware I have a job interview tomorrow. Now the whole answering questions about past working experience and all that I am fine with but when it comes to the end of the interview and I am asked if I have any questions I aint got a clue what to say.

    Anyone got any advice on this one?
     
  2. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Promotion/future prospects is always a good one, shows ambition.
     
  3. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    Aye thats a good one, I was actually thinking about saying something like that. Makes me look like I actually want a job that goes somewhere and hopefully will make me stand out
     
  4. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Not sure about questions. But read a bit about the company etc. Then you can add a bit of that in when you speak. Or they may ask you a question on the company - so it always helps to know a bit about them before going in.
     
  5. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Nottingham
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    What is the company's 5-year plan?
    What would be some of my duties in the first year of employment?
    What do you [the employer] like most about working at the company?
    What is the typical management style? Is the company's culture casual or formal?
     
  6. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    I will have to make notes on my iPhone :D
     
  7. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    Oh and what colour shirt would be good with a black suit, I was gonna go for pink but Holio (who thinks he is Gok Wan) told me that would be a bad idea...
     
  8. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    Blue, can't go wrong with that...
     
  9. mjsmith2k

    mjsmith2k Come on you Reds!

    5 November 2005
    Nottingham
    Forest, Bulls, Patriots
    White or Blue - the only colours you should be wearing to an interview really if you want to be taken seriously.

    Personally, I'd go with a white shirt with a black suit and a navy/black tie.
     
  10. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Simple but effective :TU:
     
  11. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
    For a funeral
     
  12. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Ask what their position is in the current climate and their growth prospects aswell as your potential growth. Also ask if they actively invest in employee education/courses or if its more ad-hoc during work experience.

    Oh and obviously not Pink, that might work for an interview with Dermot but Im assuming you want to be taken seriously. And no comedy/cartoon ties!! I actually wouldnt bother with a tie, but then I don't need to be suited up for my sector. Just dress good without going over the top.
     
  13. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Or socks.
     
  14. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    I had a comedy tie clearout about a month ago, now I have some decent ties in my collection.

    Goos questions these, I will try and memorise a few of them so I don't look a complete tool
     
  15. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    No white socks!

    What shoes are you wearing? Make sure to polish them if leather!

    Basicly you want to dress in a way that doesnt draw any attention, whether good or bad, then they can focus on you, your skills and your equisite bald head! ;)
     
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  16. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    You say that like my bald head is a great selling point, admittedly they could use it as an advertising space should they so wish but the money would have to be right
     
  17. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Here in Belgium what you wear is not important.
    You can have a nice and expensive suit and have a sloppy appearance: that is bad.
    You can have casual clothes (jeans, T-shirt) and not having a sloppu appearance: that is no problem.

    I have one suit and i never wear it professionally.

    What you never should ask: how much days off you will have.

    And then there are a couple of "behavior rules".

    When you speak to people never avoid eye contact.
    Sometimes you have to do a presentation (power point or flip chart): do it standing up and never while being seated.

    Inform yourself about the company, but if they ask something you don't know, just admit it.

    And the most important thing: be yourself.

    Good luck, i hope you'll have the job and that it turns out to be something you really like.
     
  18. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I was gonna say that :LOL:.
     
  19. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Did you wear a pink shirt for your job interview? Or baby blue? ;)
     
  20. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I think I wore my thinly striped shirt and rainbow striped tie. It was in the bag as soon as I walked through the door.
     
  21. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    With white Crocs on ;))
     
  22. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    :LOL: hahaha dont be silly! If you're wearing a suit, get a nice crisp white shirt with a thin black tie and smart black shoes.

    Try not to fidget or play with your tie or anything, just try and keep your hands still on your lap or something and if you want to ask a question the ones MJ and Tik said were good.
     
  23. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Do you have a pound for a trolley?
     
  24. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    I know you are on a 3 day week now Jay but you get the pound back when you return the trolley
     
  25. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    I always walk home with the trolley.
     
  26. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Over here you can get tax-breaks if you have company advertising on your car. You might aswell propose it, what else do you do with it?
     
  27. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    I GOT THE JOB!!!

    Cheers for all the pointers lads, much appreciated
     
  28. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    It's ok anytime. Well done by the way.
     
  29. evacuate

    evacuate GIR! Unleash the monkey!

    21 September 2007
    IKEA land
    Congrats, what kind of job is it?
     
  30. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    Well done matey! :DD
     

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