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    Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    So i'm trying to get a new job and i'm pretty much in other than nailing the interview. I have connections internally but not in HR which is who will be doing the interview.

    Its a behavioral based interview. The problem with that is I suck at story telling, and don't really keep much in the memory bank as far as highlights or low-lights of my career.

    I've been successful by doing it rather than talking about it. So I lack the bull shitting skills. I'm not a big talker or the type to hype myself up. Give me the work and ill do it. That doesn't work in the situation.

    Just looking for a little advice from any of you guys who have given or received a bunch of interviews. I've done two interviews in my life, so I'm far from experienced at the process.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    .....words of encouragement.
    good luck.

    I hate those personality character tests.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    In my experience, the interview with hr doesn't mean much. For the most part they don't know the technical aspects of the job you are interviewing for and act as more of a gatekeeping before you interview with the actual manager, team, or individual you will be working with. With that being said, just turn on the charm and fight the urge to ask them if they want to see your 'guns'
    Fight against something and you focus on the thing you hate. Fight for something and you focus on the thing you love. - Simon Sinek

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    jaja...yea. thats it bro. dont show off your guns

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    I just did the same thing worm. first time i've tried to change jobs in 13 years. walk in there like you own the place brother.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    in my last interview the portion with HR ment jack shit. I talked with the HR person for 35min or so. But next was the VP of sales.......He and i hit it off. it lasted about an hr and a half. once it went past an hr i knew i was GTG.


    talk about what you have done in the past. Dont try to brag, just tell the truth. try to let them in....in terms of letting know get to know your personality and such. people like people.


    be yourself man.



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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    or tell them that you're a big strong bad ass white boy that will eat their children if they don't give you the job lol.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Im thinking the old Iron Mike line about not speaking to them unless I fornicate with them.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    hahaha hell yeah that could work!!!

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    just do what you do best man. sell them on that. you ll be cool

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    I used to interview for sport... I'd fly around the country taking interviews and 99% of the time got offers. My thing.. Confidence. If you know your field, then be confident in that. Also don't come off like an arrogant bastard or an asshole. Its really that simple.
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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    This should get you in the door brother.

    http://youtu.be/ew0h3xnwyR4

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    I used to interview for sport... I'd fly around the country taking interviews and 99% of the time got offers. My thing.. Confidence. If you know your field, then be confident in that. Also don't come off like an arrogant bastard or an asshole. Its really that simple.
    this is huge as well. Dont get over confident or be a prick. Just be knowledgable, respectful and let them know you know a thing or two about the field you work in.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Do it tandem:


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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Good luck worm. I've interviewed many times haha and have probably had 15 jobs in my life. Like the bros have said they're looking for honesty and its mostly about being confident and making the interviewer feel as though you'd be a good fit at their company. I always practice prior to the interview and make sure if they ask questions like,” name 3 positive things about yourself or 3 negative things about yourself”, that I have those covered and don't have to sit there and think about it. Some other common questions for a character interview, name something you regret doing in your life and why and what you'd do differently, if you had to choose one word your friends would use to characterize you what would it be etc. You get the point so ya all the best big worm hope to hear you nailed it!!

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    I bombed an interview a few years back. I have zero memory bank also and was totally not expecting certain questions they asked, more-so about life in general. I stuttered and hmmed and hawed alot and I looked like an idiot. Some of the questions were like ....where do you see yourself in 5 years, what do you do for fun, do you get along with everyone, if not what annoys you (I generally hate people btw...lol), do you see yourself staying with this company, etc, etc.

    Those questions caught me off guard, so my advice would be not to just focus on the job aspect, but go over and think of some answers to general questions also.

    And of course just be yourself and be honest (for the most part). Good luck Wormy.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    dont get yourself all worked up its just like trying to pick up girl be natural if you dont like the way the convo is going swing it to somthing that shows your strong points sad part is life and sucess have alot to do with bullshit. you got this

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Yeah Worm, first of good luck, but I have to agree don't get all worked up about it. If you have the skills and you know your job then relax and focus. Don't be some one you are not, that is worst then some one that is just sub par with skills. My company since it is a staffing company does about 45 interviews/ week. That HR bullcrap that they pull means squat. You know what matters!? Likeability. Will this person be a good fit for us now and the years to come. I have always approached job interviews I had straight out of college with a grain of salt, not so much caring to prove my ability but to get them to like me.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    I hate the corporate world with their ****in ties and suits.

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    Re: Need some help guys. Interviewing.

    Ive given dozens of interviews trust me on this. Relax but DO NOT blow this off. HR is usually harmless unless you **** up. Be confident, and truthful and the real you will come out.

    Thought Id post this as a what not to do:


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