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(Boston Globe)   Job interview tips for new grads. This includes not drinking your slurpee during interviews   ( divider line
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2003-07-16 02:00:34 PM  
Yup, if you want a good job, dont slurp the slurpee. But Im sure they got somethin else you can slurp on.
2003-07-16 02:01:47 PM  
sucking on a slurpee could come in handy when applying at 7-Eleven, or a brothel....
2003-07-16 02:04:31 PM  
Are kids coming out of college really this stupid? Unless the only way they got into college was being an athlete, all interview tips are so common sense. Everyone knows the basics of being clean, wearing a suit, turn your cell phone off, ect.
2003-07-16 02:11:16 PM  
So . . . I probably shouldn't fiddle with myself while staring at the interviewer's ears, either.
2003-07-16 02:16:00 PM  
I'm always happy to see this kinda of stuff. More competition like this means I'm that much closer to a shoe-in. Please folks, keep on "sticking it to the man" and making sure the rest of us have jobs.
2003-07-16 02:21:07 PM  
We've had people come apply for jobs where I work that bring their kids.
2003-07-16 02:26:40 PM  
I had beers with the interviewer before. Got the job doing hot tub/spa repair and installation. Loved it every farkin' day!
2003-07-16 03:11:34 PM  
Wow, I never got in line first before on Fark! I guess the slow server worked out for me. Hurray!
2003-07-16 03:17:34 PM  
One of the Career Counselors at my school told us a story about a student that she kept sending out for interviews, and every time she sent this girl to an interview she would not get any more calls from the company, She couldn't figure out what was going on, the companies were just literally discontinuing their relationships with not even a call to explain why.

Finally she setup an interview but told the girl the only way she'd find out where and with who was to stop by the college right before the interview.

When the girl came to the college she was in a bleached set of blue jeans with a relatively large heart cut out of each butt cheek wearing BRIGHT RED lace panties underneath.

Are there people out there who really believe that this is acceptable in any job that requires a college degree?

2003-07-16 03:39:50 PM  
I still don't understand the point of articles like these. Theory: If someone is dumb enough to think that it's actually a good idea to take a slurpee into a job interview, they are too farking stupid to have a job! Why give them the edge over people who know better? And even with all these articles out, I still see people doing stupid shizzle - typos in their resume, addressing cover letters to the wrong company...
2003-07-16 03:40:17 PM  
I was part of a panel conducting interviews one time for a fairly high level management position.
Guy comes in with some great experience and strong background in the area we were looking for. Dressed great, spoke well, made good eye contact when he talked . . . all the right stuff. We were impressed with him until we asked to see some samples of his work (reports) which, unlike several other candidates for the job, he had with him.
When the guy handed us the samples, he proceeded to drop them loudly on the table to each person on the panel. Almost like, "Look how important I am, you're lucky to get to see my reports." BAMM!
After the third time this happened he was history.
2003-07-16 03:41:16 PM  
Does any employer honestly think they will get an accurate idea of what a prospective employee is really like from an interview?
2003-07-16 03:46:55 PM  
Interviewed a gentleman yesterday for a position in management. He wore a nice sport jacket, tie, slacks.....and sandals. At least he had colored socks on.
2003-07-16 04:38:20 PM  
I wore lowcut jeans a tank top and sandals to an interview once. And I was carrying a slurpee. And it was a professional position, and I got the job. And I had a bit of a lisp because I'd gotten my tongue pierced recently.

No point to that really I just wanted to brag.

A couple of interviews I've gone on I was specifically told not to dress up because they were casual work enviroments.

Oh and my typical interview oufit is a suit composed of a mini skirt, a blouse and a jacket, tights, and open toed yet professional heels. And I've gotten a job offer with 85% of the interviews I've gone to *shrugs*.

but the research tip is a good tip. Know as much about the company and the work enviroment they have there....and that will go a long way in deciding how to dress, and how to act.
2003-07-16 04:53:13 PM  
Took a year of College, failed out.

Got A+ Certification (for free I might add, because I was an unemployed schmuck). (But also have 3 years of experience as well)

Get interview at second largest printer in the country.

Dress in black slacks, black polo shirt, black socks, black dress shoes (shined to the point you could see your reflection)

Get to interview 15 minutes early.

Act confident yet mildly humble in interview. Answer in a proffesional manner all questions asked, emphasize your skills dealing with people.

Let sit for 4 days.

Get offered position in IS department for $28,000 starting.

Sit back and feel sorry for all the poor saps who got suckered into paying $30,000 to sit in classes all day, and still not be guarenteed a job.

Life is good.
2003-07-16 05:53:26 PM  
"When the girl came to the college she was in a bleached set of blue jeans with a relatively large heart cut out of each butt cheek wearing BRIGHT RED lace panties underneath."

Umm, you got her resume? On second thought, forget the resume. But I still have one particular job for her.
2003-07-16 07:14:43 PM  
Cpu_thrasher, sorry, I know I shouldn't bite, but this is not that great of a thing. I didn't even know A+ was still being pushed- we certainly don't interview them.

Enjoy, and work hard!
2003-07-16 07:28:51 PM  
I was on an interview team for the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction position in my school district.

(Candidate 1 had supervisory certification and 2 yrs teaching exp)
Me: If you could introduce any book into ANY grade level, what would it be?

Candidate 1: Books? I really don't know "books."

2003-07-16 08:28:05 PM  
2003-07-16 04:53:13 PM Cpu_thrasher Lucky they didn't give you a spelling test, huh?
2003-07-16 08:49:32 PM  
I have a friend who is a manager at a chain retail clothing store here in southern california. She was telling me about this one young lady that came for an interview wearing the Goth clothing. She had studs in her chine and lip. Black lipstick on and a horrible attitude. Needless to say she didn't get the job, which she probubly was happy about.
2003-07-16 09:53:57 PM  
PhaetonGrim: I could have gone for something higher (and still had it paid for), but I felt that I should have a good base to start. Besides, from what other people in the IS department are telling me, the company is willing to reimburse me for any expenses when it comes to certs.

ShoeNut: When you can properly maintain a 400+ user NT Doman Controller that is being accessed by NT, 2000 Pro, XP Pro, WinTerms, and Citadel Mobile Scanning clients, then you can biatch to me about spelling.
2003-07-16 10:38:15 PM  
PhaetonGrim: Also keep in mind I'm working in Martinsburg, West Virgina, so for around there, thats pretty damn good. Compared to DC and Baltimore its nothing, but I only have to drive 20 minutes to get to work, and the traffic is so pathetically light that I never touch the brakes the entire time I'm on the highway. I really don't think I could handle the 3+ hour drive to DC every day like one of my friend's does (he works as a tech in the Senate). He won't tell me how much he is making, but hes taken 2 2-week trips to Spain in the last 8 months, so I imagine its a lot.
2003-07-17 12:29:48 AM  
hey whazzup
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