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Old 07-15-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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Listing "[Mod cut.]" as a reference
Having either Archer-style "elaborate voicemail pranks" or an email address along the lines of "[Mod cut.]"

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Old 07-15-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Back when I was a teenager I was going to an interview I was *very* nervous about. I wasnt new to the work force but something about this job was making me really nervous. My friend convinced me that I needed to smoke a bowl with her before the interview so I would be relaxed. I'd say that was a no-no. I would have never gone to work under the influence...not sure how I thought that would help.

Im pretty sure the interviewer knew...I am sure she did. Surprise, I didn't get the job.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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Back when I was a teenager I was going to an interview I was *very* nervous about. I wasnt new to the work force but something about this job was making me really nervous. My friend convinced me that I needed to smoke a bowl with her before the interview so I would be relaxed. I'd say that was a no-no. I would have never gone to work under the influence...not sure how I thought that would help.

Im pretty sure the interviewer knew...I am sure she did. Surprise, I didn't get the job.
I'll never read your user name the same.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Try not to come across as being more intelligent than the person who is interviewing you. People have great insecurities and don't like it when they come across someone who they perceive is smarter or better than them, especially those in hiring positions.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Unless mom & pop retail/service stores do not call in frequently to "check on your application status"

Where decent shoes.

Do not bring gifts to your interviewer.

If you smoke, don't do it before the interview. Also, no perfume/cologne or talcum powder. Especially the talcum powder, gawd I hate that.

Do not submit your resume on flowered stationary.

If your going to smoke a bowl before the interview, pass up the Indica, stick to Sativa.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:33 PM
 
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don't follow up by phone

don't let the current day end without their phone call
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:43 PM
 
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Don't be bullied during an interview. If they ask you personal questions ask them right back. For example, if they ask you "What is your current salary", say "Competitive...What is yours"

Realize this will yield two responses, someone who is completely turned off because he/she thinks you are his/her doormat and should be begging for the job, or someone who appreciates that you have a backbone and won't buckle to bullies.

Realize the more info you give them, the more they will use it against you. So a no-no is to feel full trust with anyone you interview with. Today in 2016 they are not looking for reasons to hire you such as building cohesion and relationships with those they interview, they are looking for anything they can use to justify not hiring you. The entire focus is completely shifted. Therefore, act warm and fuzzy, but don't ask like you and the interviewer are going to be texting as BFFs in just a few weeks.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Don't be bullied during an interview. If they ask you personal questions ask them right back. For example, if they ask you "What is your current salary", say "Competitive...What is yours"

Realize this will yield two responses, someone who is completely turned off because he/she thinks you are his/her doormat and should be begging for the job, or someone who appreciates that you have a backbone and won't buckle to bullies.

LOL... if your running late for an appointment and need to quickly terminate the interview, that sounds like a good way to do it.


If you have ALL the leverage and the interview is just a formality, I guess you could try this response. Otherwise, if there is even one other qualified person in the running, this flippant response to a pretty standard question will probably not work out well.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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Don't act like a jerk to the receptionist. He or she will just turn around after you leave the interview and destroy any chances you had at getting the job.

I have seen this happen before. When I was a receptionist, my boss wanted to know how I was treated when the interviewee came in.
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