1. Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, Toronto's largest and longest running online community. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register on the forum. You can register with your facebook ID or with an email address. Join us!

Do's and Don't's: Job Interviews

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by MoFo, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    HMV is interviewing people in the two offices behind me.

    And it's REALLY distracting to my work because I can hear almost everything. And I get to see all the applicants and chat with them.

    BIG DON'T:

    [​IMG]

    Any others?
     
  2. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    Big 'Do':

    one boob out.
     
  3. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    The interviewer is a really beautiful black woman who would probably tell you to put that boob back in that Dragon Ball Z shirt.
     
  4. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    What if the interview-ee was wearing these, and it was for FYEO?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    lol, someone wore one of those to the final cherry beach this year.. wtf!

    oh, don't do a line of speed before hand

    "My pleasure, in other people's leisure"
     
  6. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    LOL Don't tell them about how you can't talk about your last job do to it being a matter for the courts.:)
     
  7. marcinm

    marcinm TRIBE Member

    Don't try to have sex with the interviewer. :p
     
  8. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    lie your ass off, and profit profit profit. :D
     
  9. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    I was just gonna post this...

    big faux pas
     
  10. rubytuesday

    rubytuesday TRIBE Member

  11. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    don't snicker when your interviewer mentions what your 'duties' are....
     
  12. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    :D
     
  13. artemis

    artemis TRIBE Member

    don't come in a 10 year old, colour-worn t-shirt that slouches down your shoulders and reveals chest hair (for a man).

    do shower and have clean nails!
     
  14. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Bring food with you and eat it during the interview.
     
  15. ginsu

    ginsu TRIBE Member

    GOKU!!!! kamehame-ha!

    hot shirt.
     
  16. KodiaK

    KodiaK TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Do's and Don't's: Job Interviews

    if the shirt is anything like the tv show, it would take 5 episodes for the shirt to be buttoned up.
     
  17. Hamza

    Hamza TRIBE Member

    cmon fuckers, i need real tips - gots an interview tomorrow
     
  18. unique2100

    unique2100 TRIBE Promoter

    Look into they persons eyes while you speak to them
    Sit up straight.
    Don't fidget.
    Don't say ya, the word is yes
    Don't say ummmmmmm
    Don't say what? the word is pardon
    Dress how the best dressed person at that job would dress
     
  19. jared k

    jared k TRIBE Member

    don't ramble. answer the question then stop, even if the interviewer just sits there. if they want more, they'll ask for it.
     
  20. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

    ^
    Shit, I just did this yesterday!! I told myself before the interview that I would not ramble!! and I did it anyway..........but after I said sorry, I ramble alot when I'm excited!!!
     
  21. jared k

    jared k TRIBE Member

    -don't wear cologne
    -show up 10 minutes early but not more than 15
    -firm handshake
    -lots of eye contact
    -think of "outcome oriented" stories - things that had a positive result
    -have a couple copies of your resume with you
    -turn off your cell phone
    -sit up straight
    -if you must be funny, limit your humor to one attempt
    -be ready for tough questions: "what are your weaknesses?" think of rather minor things and then tell about how you're trying to fix them. "i'm not the most comfortable public speaker, but i'm currently reading _____, which is giving me some good ideas for how to overcome this."
    -have 4-5 questions prepared (but not about salary)
    -show enthusiasm but don't appear overly eager
    -thank the interviewer
    -send a follow-up email thanking them for their time (be sure to get a business card from them)
     
  22. Toonces

    Toonces TRIBE Member

    Think of one good little anecdote in advance, and a few good questions about the company or job.

    The anecdote comes in handy for the opening chit chat, and you will surely be asked at the end of the interview if you have any questions. Having an intelligent question shows interest and reduces awkwardness.

    Also, read the whole newspaper beforehand so you don't miss anything.
     
  23. jared k

    jared k TRIBE Member

    -don't bad-mouth former employers. when you're asked why you left, something like "i wanted to take my career in a different direction" will suffice.
    -read the company's website, press releases and any other info you can find (google). you'll probably be asked what you know about the company.
     
  24. jared k

    jared k TRIBE Member

    provide answers that show:

    -leadership
    -versatility
    -people skills
    -positive attitude
    -multi-tasking ability
    -desire to advance
    -ability to take direction

    don't bullshit. a good interviewer will see through it.
     
  25. zee

    zee TRIBE Member

Share This Page