View Full Version : Tips for Job Interview

01-07-2005, 09:46 AM
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)

01-07-2005, 09:54 AM
Keep your pants on for the entire interview.

01-07-2005, 09:54 AM
Damnit, that was one of the ways I was going to persuade them :( now I have NOTHING

01-07-2005, 10:04 AM
Grab as much info from the company website as you can, and ask some intelligent questions about what you've just learnt.

Brain Cell
01-07-2005, 11:00 AM
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.

good luck :)

01-07-2005, 11:36 AM
It's a grocery store, isn't it?

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

01-07-2005, 11:50 AM
Don't pee in the coffee pot until after you've got the job.

01-07-2005, 12:21 PM
Don't insult the interviewer more than twice and you're golden! :D

01-07-2005, 02:48 PM
I hope you guys realize that he's already gone :P

01-07-2005, 02:54 PM
>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" .

01-07-2005, 03:03 PM
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.

Zach L.
01-07-2005, 03:24 PM
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.


The Brain
01-08-2005, 07:50 AM
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. :cool:

01-08-2005, 07:52 AM
> 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.

The Brain
01-08-2005, 07:56 AM
oh yeah.

oh well. what's Hamilton on then.. (if he is on anything)

01-08-2005, 08:17 AM
He's on the 10

01-08-2005, 08:56 AM
My rule for short, successful interviews is this. Walk in and yell:

"I'm an expert computer programmer with mad skills! Hire me and every day will be sunny!"

Experts are always good, being a computer programmer means that you're sure to be able to work the cash register, and who doesn't like sunny days? :)

01-08-2005, 09:05 AM
Do you do a dance after that? I'm thinking something like Napoleon Dynamite.

01-08-2005, 11:32 AM
>>and who doesn't like sunny days?
Those unfortunate people who are allergic to sunlight, and have to stay indoors all day? ;)

01-08-2005, 03:37 PM
I love how threads end with conversations between members with 10+ green squares.

Now I need to know how to get promoted. Any tips?

01-08-2005, 04:10 PM
Do they have a belltower?

01-08-2005, 05:26 PM
Any female executives? Or guys of different orientation? ;)

01-08-2005, 06:12 PM
marry the boss, we know you are anyway.

01-08-2005, 06:19 PM
That's not the problem.

It's whether or not the boss is.

01-08-2005, 08:01 PM
Ouch, RoD. My heart hurts. What happened to that innocent little boy -Ride-Or-Die- who came to the boards some years ago??

01-08-2005, 11:57 PM
i shot him and ran off with his dignity.

01-09-2005, 03:22 PM
>Do they have a belltower?

I don't get it...

01-09-2005, 03:42 PM
I vomited in an interview once.

Can't say I'd recommend it.

01-09-2005, 03:47 PM
Were you sick, or did you really get that nervous? Honestly, I've never been all that nervous in interviews. It's helped me out a lot, I think.

01-10-2005, 06:12 AM
>Do they have a belltower?

I don't get it...

Fresh Prince of Belaire reference. Will was asking his college advisor to drop a class and the advisor told him to make it one of his demands when he climbs the belltower since add/drop was over... ahh, never mind. *goes away*