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Re: Thank you, keep it coming!

Posted by TexasChic on January 8, 2007, at 21:37:47

In reply to Re: Thank you, keep it coming! Poet, posted by LlurpsieBlossom on January 8, 2007, at 18:47:54

Hey, if anybody knows what you're going through its me. I was fired from a job, but I got another one. It took a while, and I had to take the job from hell to get me through, but whatever doesn't break us makes us stronger! Right? The real key is to never stop trying. If you never stop trying, you will succeed. Period.

I tried to think of each interview as practice. I tried to improve on each one, even if it wasn't a job I was all that crazy about. Practice REALLY helps. Also preparing some notes helped me alot. I always get nervous and my mind goes blank, so I wrote down all the things I wanted to emphasize about myself, as well as dates and facts. At first I worried about looking stupid referring to notes, but I decided it was better than drawing a blank and saying something stupid.

I also did alot of research online about tips for interviews. Rehearsing your answers and having an idea of what to expect really helps with the nerves. You should 'try' to maintain eye contact as much as possible (hard for me, but I try), and remember or write down the interviewer's name so at the end you can say, Thank you for taking the time to see me today Mr. Smith. I look forward to hearing from you. Later send a thank you note describing why your skills would make you perfect for the job. This is a good thing to practice too, in writing and speaking. Its difficult for people like us to talk about our strengths and sell ourselves, but it can be learned.

My current boss told one reason she hired me was because at the end of the interview when they ask if you have any questions, I had some prepared. I 1st asked what was her favorite thing about the company, and 2nd what the evironment was like in her department. She said no one ever has questions prepared when they ask that.

Good luck! You'll do fine. And if you don't get it, its practice for the job you will get in the future.

I'm sending positive vibes your way!

-T

 

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