#1
After a few months of applying to my local Guitar Center, I finally got a call for a group interview. It'll be tomorrow, so i'm here to ask what I should wear, how to act, say, etc. I'm sure you guys would know the most about this, since it is UG and all.

Basically "what should I do and NOT do for this interview?" and "how can I get better scores than the rest of the group being interviewed?" What type of questions would they be asking me, how would they expect a great candidate to act, and all that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first job interview.
I really need and want this job. I've already started cramming on certain subjects in case they ask odd questions. I've already searched and read a few other threads on the subject and I have a general idea on what would go on, but I need a bit more advice (more detailed, I guess) on these things.
#2
You should NOT take any pets in with you. Guitar Center don't have the facilities to deal with pets, and there's no reason why you would need one in an interview anyway.
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#5
If you can play the intro to Stairway to Heaven using BC Rich through a Line 6 Spider on brutal setting you get the job.
#6
dress smart, act enthusiastic, patient, and don't talk about brands you hate.
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#7
One piece of advice I can give you that helped me out when I first started working in customer service is this: If they ask you a question about something such as "can you do this?" or do you know what this is?" ...etc. and you don't know the answer, respond with "I can learn". This demonstrates a willingness to learn and a thirst for knowledge, which can put you above a candidate that knew the answer to the question but may or may not have the above qualities.

Other than that, focus on your handshake, strong and firm. Eye contact, especially when speaking. Confidence, a slightly less qualified person with lots of confidence beats out a more qualified person without confidence any day.

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#9
just sell sell sell.

and

be knowledgeable about products.
like state you like to read up on the newest gear.
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#10
Wear a nice collared shirt, khakis, & shoes. Make eye contact, nice firm handshake. Speak calmly & clearly. Sell yrself like yr sellin' an MG to a 12 year old. Which should be easy. You gotta be cool like a cucumber. Tell 'em you've been playin' guitar for a while & whatnot & that yr knowledgeable about products. But having the personality (or at least actin' like you do) to work with people & tell 'em about & sell 'em the products is probably just as or more important than actually knowing absolutely everything about the products.
#11
be sure to use the words "crushing overdrive"
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Tell them that yr yrs spent playing gtr wr the best spent yrs of yr lf.


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#16
wear a salmon suit and act like a salmon. just make sure there are no bears first. talk about how great salmon are and talk about how you would much rather work in a fish market or bait and tackle shop (put Master Baiters on your resume).

talk about how awful the staff at GC is for selling Line 6 Spiders and Marshall MGs. ask them how they can possibly sleep at night after selling terrible amps (and lies) to all those poor kids. tell them that they are clearly going to guitar hell, which (ironically) is more or less a GC store on the weekend except the guitars are all even more out of tune and all amps are permanently set on B: 0 M: 0 T: 10 V: 11 and there are tons of unsupervised children running around.

make sure to cut all the strings off of the guitars, rearrange price stickers, unplug heads from speaker cabs, and hide all the guitar cables. make sure to steal the keys to the restrooms so no one can use them, but first clog the toilet and sink and leave the water running t flood the place. also make sure to spray paint the GC sign, as well as all the signs inside the store.

take the keyboard for the computers behind the desks and switch the number keys so instead of reading 1234567890 it reads 0123456789 (in other words, put 0 first and move all the rest one key to the right). use the old "take a screen shot of the desktop, set it as the background, and hide all the icons" trick.

call the manager every mean name in the book and talk about how his store is a dump. tell him the store is bad and he should feel bad too. tell him that you think you may have herpes, so he should probably get his wife checked.

do all that, and then at the end ask when you can start as if nothing happened.
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wear a salmon suit and act like a salmon. just make sure there are no bears first. talk about how great salmon are and talk about how you would much rather work in a fish market or bait and tackle shop (put Master Baiters on your resume).

talk about how awful the staff at GC is for selling Line 6 Spiders and Marshall MGs. ask them how they can possibly sleep at night after selling terrible amps (and lies) to all those poor kids. tell them that they are clearly going to guitar hell, which (ironically) is more or less a GC store on the weekend except the guitars are all even more out of tune and all amps are permanently set on B: 0 M: 0 T: 10 V: 11 and there are tons of unsupervised children running around.

make sure to cut all the strings off of the guitars, rearrange price stickers, unplug heads from speaker cabs, and hide all the guitar cables. make sure to steal the keys to the restrooms so no one can use them, but first clog the toilet and sink and leave the water running t flood the place. also make sure to spray paint the GC sign, as well as all the signs inside the store.

take the keyboard for the computers behind the desks and switch the number keys so instead of reading 1234567890 it reads 0123456789 (in other words, put 0 first and move all the rest one key to the right). use the old "take a screen shot of the desktop, set it as the background, and hide all the icons" trick.

call the manager every mean name in the book and talk about how his store is a dump. tell him the store is bad and he should feel bad too. tell him that you think you may have herpes, so he should probably get his wife checked.

do all that, and then at the end ask when you can start as if nothing happened.



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wear a salmon suit and act like a salmon. just make sure there are no bears first. talk about how great salmon are and talk about how you would much rather work in a fish market or bait and tackle shop (put Master Baiters on your resume).

talk about how awful the staff at GC is for selling Line 6 Spiders and Marshall MGs. ask them how they can possibly sleep at night after selling terrible amps (and lies) to all those poor kids. tell them that they are clearly going to guitar hell, which (ironically) is more or less a GC store on the weekend except the guitars are all even more out of tune and all amps are permanently set on B: 0 M: 0 T: 10 V: 11 and there are tons of unsupervised children running around.

make sure to cut all the strings off of the guitars, rearrange price stickers, unplug heads from speaker cabs, and hide all the guitar cables. make sure to steal the keys to the restrooms so no one can use them, but first clog the toilet and sink and leave the water running t flood the place. also make sure to spray paint the GC sign, as well as all the signs inside the store.

take the keyboard for the computers behind the desks and switch the number keys so instead of reading 1234567890 it reads 0123456789 (in other words, put 0 first and move all the rest one key to the right). use the old "take a screen shot of the desktop, set it as the background, and hide all the icons" trick.

call the manager every mean name in the book and talk about how his store is a dump. tell him the store is bad and he should feel bad too. tell him that you think you may have herpes, so he should probably get his wife checked.

do all that, and then at the end ask when you can start as if nothing happened.

#21
I applied to my local GC some time ago and was accepted, though I turned them down after finding some employee testimonials online.

To impress them, basically know more about selling than you do about guitars. I was told in my interview that I was being potentially hired as a salesman, not a guitar specialist and to remember that fact. All the salespeople for all sections of the store (guitars, drums, pro audio, etc) are given a monthly quota of ~$30,000 to sell or else you don't qualify for commission and get a negative mark on your record. So basically, selling matter more than service if you want to get and keep the job.

I don't mean to sound jaded, but I did my research and I listened to what they had to say and it turns out they care more about your ability to shovel out gear with little knowledge of what you're selling than making sure you provide customers with good information.
#22
So, i've got a good view on how things work there and I have everything mostly ready, but the interview would take place at the GC store itself, right? And do I just go in and ask where to go for said interview?