Tips for Job Interview

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    Tips for Job Interview

    I have a job interview in an hour.

    I have relevant experience...I know what I'm doing...I need this job bad.

    How should I persuade them to give me a job.

    (this is for a chashier position at winn dixie, lame I know, but I dont have a degree just yet)
    Hmm

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    Keep your pants on for the entire interview.

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    Damnit, that was one of the ways I was going to persuade them now I have NOTHING
    Hmm

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    Grab as much info from the company website as you can, and ask some intelligent questions about what you've just learnt.
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    here are some you can use, hope you find them helpful :

    - Smile (duh!)

    - Use short and smart answers and avoid long boring ones.

    - If they ask questions like "would you work in <holiday name here>" just say "yes" (companies seem to ask this question often to check if you're a hard worker or not , but careful cuz they might be serious )

    - Use a joke or two in the interview ( unless the interviewer looks too serious or/and not in a mood to laugh ) , and don't be silly.

    - look at his\her eyes while you're talking. This will make you look more confident.



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    It's a grocery store, isn't it?

    If you don't get it, you're a failure.

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    Don't pee in the coffee pot until after you've got the job.

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    Don't insult the interviewer more than twice and you're golden!

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    I hope you guys realize that he's already gone :P

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    >It's a grocery store, isn't it? If you don't get it, you're a failure.

    The only suggestion i followed, was keeping my pants on. And I got the job.... plus I'm way over qualifiied, so I think he was scared a tid that I would eventually have his job. None the less, I am now an employee. weee.

    Wasn't much of an interview, more like "so what times do you want to work" .
    Hmm

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    That's great! I worked at a grocery store for about 2 years before moving away for school. The only difference was I worked for a small store owned by someone in our town, not a big chain like Winn Dixie. I have often considered applying for the Winn Dixie here, but I don't think it would be the same as a small store. Hope you like it.

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    Brain Cell, your advice reminds me of the advice I once got for flying on FAA checkrides:
    1. Don't scare the examiner.
    2. Laugh at all of the examiner's jokes.
    Do those two and you'll be fine.

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    keep a $20 bill in sight.. perhaps set off to the side.. but somewhere will it will be visible to the examiner.

    at some point during the interview, ask the examiner if he would like to meet your friend, "bill"... or tell your examiner you have "alexander hamilton" as a job reference.
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    > or tell your examiner you have "alexander hamilton" as a job reference.

    That would just be confusing. Hamilton's not on the 20, Jackson is.

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    oh yeah.

    oh well. what's Hamilton on then.. (if he is on anything)
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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