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Old 05-26-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Just read a cool post by TVSG and it reminded me of advice I got from a "professional" while attending ACAP prior to retirement from the military. He advised all to spray deoderant on our hands prior to interviews to combat sweaty palms. Insane.
The worst advice ever on this thread? Grouping "cool" and "TVSG" in the same sentence.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I have to say the 'advice' given a few times on C-D is among the most absurd: that women will only get jobs if they wear skirts to interviews. Short ones obviously. Puh-leeze.
Now that I reflect back ten years ago, I'm wondering if the short skirt on my business suit had anything to do with me being hired at my first job.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:48 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Just read a cool post by TVSG and it reminded me of advice I got from a "professional" while attending ACAP prior to retirement from the military. He advised all to spray deoderant on our hands prior to interviews to combat sweaty palms. Insane.

I was giving advice that is not typical from myown experience. I would never give advice like

Make sure you smile

Don't fall asleep during the interview

Make sure your suit is clean


I was basically saying things that you don't hear often


Let the interviewer do most of the talking

Show interrest in the interviewer's opinions about the company

Make the interviewer laugh



So excuse me for not saying...........THE OBVIOUS
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Why listen to the experts? Someone on this very board can give you advice that gets you the job 95% of the time.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: southern california
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none of them were silly if they resulted in good employment. i would have dressed up like a clown to get a good job. i am looking back retired 3 years ago.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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I have to say the 'advice' given a few times on C-D is among the most absurd: that women will only get jobs if they wear skirts to interviews. Short ones obviously. Puh-leeze.
Spot on. I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt to an interview. On second thought, yes I can. I didn't get the job.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Epping
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Always wipe hand before shaking as no one likes a sweaty hand shake....spay away if needed. This is a little of track, but back in my college days a professor told me to always think of a funny joke or story before an interview as part of preperation. I thought "oh yeah, who's ever going to ask me that". Several years later, at an interview, someone actually asked me to tell them a joke or funny story. Well of course the only thing I could think of was to say "a professor told me to prepare for this question and of course I thought it funny since I could never tell a joke in my life". Come to find out, it wasnt the joke or funny story that was important as much as it was that the interviewer wanted to know how fast I could think "on my feet" as they say. I didn't get that job, but have used the question myself in interviews just to see how fast the applicant can "think on his/her feet".
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: nyc
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When people say 'Show up a little early' or 'Make sure you are on time'. I love those.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Just read a cool post by TVSG and it reminded me of advice I got from a "professional" while attending ACAP prior to retirement from the military. He advised all to spray deoderant on our hands prior to interviews to combat sweaty palms. Insane.
The stupidest advice I ever got was from a prospective employer! She told me to NEVER discuss salary at the interview. It makes you look like all you care about is the money.

I just felt like saying.... "Well duh". What else would someone be working for? Practice?

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20yrsinBranson
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