Can anyone give me some good job interview tips please and good things to say at interview?
I will be going for a job interview soon and job interviews are something that I am crap at. I know I can do the job, the interviewer knows I can do the job but I never get the job - can anyone offer any advice or good tips?
Asked By: mrdburrows - 8/17/2006
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Smile and be polite. I find interviewers make up their minds within 5 mins of seeing you.
Answered By: Pete T - 8/17/2006
Additional Answers (23)
dont say urrrrrrrrmmmmmmm
Answered By: emmaline - 8/17/2006
Be genuine. Don't try to tell them how great and wonderful you are, but truthfully answer any questions asked of you. Act as if all of the people you are meeting will be people you'll see on a daily basis and try to get to know them. Be interested in them. And offer a reach-around, fer chrissakes! Git-er-done!!!
Answered By: Eric C - 8/17/2006
my advice would to just be ya self and relax but just remember to dress nicely ( which am sure you will) good luck hope u get it
Answered By: lillypops - 8/17/2006
Go looking tidy and smart
Answered By: rickybestdogworld - 8/17/2006
Be yourself and tell the truth and everything else will just fall into place
Answered By: Osh Aka Oisinmagic - 8/17/2006
Act confident sit straight make eye contact firm hand shake.. all that good stuff... More
Answered By: kristinj78 - 8/17/2006
Do as much research on the company and make sure you qualify for the job. Know what they are looking for and expecting from an applicant. Believe you have what it takes to do the job and listen to what they are saying to you about the job. Good Luck :)
Answered By: SHELLEY M - 8/17/2006
BE POSITIVE. Remember it's not what they can do for you, it's what you can do for them. Listen, think before you answer questions, be yourself, dont fidget, dress properly. Remember there are a lot of people competing for the same jobs. Do not bad mouth your former employers or coworkers. Pickup an interview... More
Answered By: hirebookkeeper - 8/17/2006
First things first...make sure that you are dressed appropriately, iron your clothes and polish your shoes. Get a haircut and make sure that you've showered and smell fresh. Secondly, see if you can pull up some information about the company, the more you know about them the more you can give the appearance of being... More
Answered By: m27jean - 8/17/2006
Heres what you do friend. You tell them that your goal in life is to be manager of whatever crappy job you are applying for. Also tell them you are available 24/7 and you love to work long hours. Thats all you need, and you'll be in. Good luck
Answered By: Tawnee S - 8/17/2006
always smile, but dont let them think your theeth are getting hot. look the person in the eye when answering a question and remember, they always ask you if you have any questions. ask them questions otherwise they are gonna think you know everything and they are gonna ask you things that you dont know. always be... More
Answered By: oulik_nykie - 8/17/2006
this allways works YES I WILL SLEEP MY WAY TO THE TOP only joking eye contact ,look smart but not over the top, and boff up on the company the day you go to the interview. and try to smile and relax
Answered By: maxdsmissus - 8/17/2006
act professional use some big words dress buisness like write down on a piece of paper of what your capable of doing the job write down the jobs you had previously you had that are similar
Answered By: Tocarra B - 8/17/2006
Maintain eye contact, but don't 'eyeball' the interviewer. Remain calm, take your time to answer questions and answer them intelligently. Don't swear or rubbish anyone - esp your past employer(s). Dress appropriately - nothing too funky/sexy/weird. If you like the sound of the job, tell the interviewer... More
Answered By: Curly Locks - 8/17/2006
You will most probably be asked to give three positive things about yourself, as well as three negative. It's difficult to admit to anything negative, but it's good to think about this in advance. One thing you might view as negative could be being a perfectionist, but your prospective employer might view this in a... More
Answered By: NixxiPix - 8/17/2006
I find the hardest question is "What would you say is your worst characteristic/feature, etc... More
Answered By: izcrystalblue - 8/17/2006
do the research first. know the company, the products, the services, the customers, the history. know the job that you are applying for, what are the duties, the responsibilities. having information on these things will be your solid base to ace the interview. arrive on time, earlier is better. dress conservatively... More
Answered By: patric - 8/17/2006
Most interviews are over within a couple of minutes, the time it takes subconsciously to size you up - your clean appearance, pleasant manner, politeness, social awareness and so on. After that it can be a charade, mere filling out of time allotted (not by you) to the interview. First impressions are vital, so smile... More
Answered By: Alfie - 8/17/2006
The weakness question is a horrible one in a interview. They will ask what is your weakness and the worst thing you can say is you don't know or actually list something you are crap at, like... More
Answered By: Andy G - 8/17/2006
One thing is to come prepared to ASK some questions! Here are a few that may work... More
Answered By: michael r - 8/17/2006
Answered By: chriisie2110 - 8/17/2006
Lots of good advice here already. AlI I can add is that you should show a hunger for the job. Show passion - this the job you've been waiting for!
Answered By: Tetchy Old Git - 8/18/2006
Make sure you are very smartly dressed with clean shoes. Take a pad & pen with you & make notes as the potential employer is speaking to you, they will be impressed that you are listening & taking in what they are saying. Underline key words that you can repeat later in the interview, it shows them that you really are... More
Answered By: stumpymosha - 8/21/2006
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