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EDIT: Oh what the heck, lets make this official

So...tomorrow i have an interview for a job at a hardware store, this is my first interview and i have no idea what to wear to it or what kind of answers to give to all of their questions.

Help me, Pit
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Last edited by All_Hands_Dead at May 5, 2008,
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Why do you want to work there
What do you hope to gain from working there
What skills might you bring
What do you know about "insert hardware stores name here"


There some of the biggies

Wear a suit. Even if you dont need to actually wear one, wear it. Make sure your shoes are polished and scrubbed and that you've ironed everything. It shows you are professional.

If you dont have a suit, wear very smart clothes. IE smart casual jeans and maybe a long sleeve white shirt.
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#3
shirt and pants and shoes. try to look like you've made an effort, but not over the top

just be honest. I got questions about customer service and ****e. Just don't bottle it, i was nervous when i went for my first interview and they couldn't tell. I'm just that good

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Why do you want to work there
What do you hope to gain from working there
What skills might you bring
What do you know about "insert hardware stores name here"


There some of the biggies



lol @ the last one

'Royal mail are the slowest and most decrepit company there is.'
'i hope to gain valuable lazy time not sorting letters'

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my interview i wore kackies and a polo shirt, and then just bull**** through the questions. I made stuff up on the spot, i said that i have my friend move in with me cause his parents were alcoholics haha and i got hired
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Quote by Logz
Why do you want to work there
What do you hope to gain from working there
What skills might you bring
What do you know about "insert hardware stores name here"


There some of the biggies

Wear a suit. Even if you dont need to actually wear one, wear it. Make sure your shoes are polished and scrubbed and that you've ironed everything. It shows you are professional.

If you dont have a suit, wear very smart clothes. IE smart casual jeans and maybe a long sleeve white shirt.

thank you, sir
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anybody know how long they normally take to call you back after an interview? I just had one with best buy on friday and am still waiting on a call back
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lol @ the last one

'Royal mail are the slowest and most decrepit company there is.'
'i hope to gain valuable lazy time not sorting letters'




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I get paid an extortionate amount to dress up smart and tell people off.
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#12
ask if they want to see your penis. it always works in porn
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Plez... I R Manager now


You managed to sort a bag of mail single handedly then?



Just kidding man
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You managed to sort a bag of mail single handedly then?



Just kidding man




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be polite, if your a kid applying for a small job just wear a collared shirt and look nice. smile, be friendly, act enthusiastic, and seem open (say your flexible, your always on time).
i guess if this is more of a full time job dress a little nicer.... just have stuff prepared before hand
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lmao my first interview i dis'ed myself so bad lol,.
so just keep talking highly of your self, dont just answer with a yes, expand and yea be yuor self. have a good hand shake, keep eye contact.
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Secretly sends a netsend message telling everyone to withhold mail to a certain persons house


lol. U no not wer i live!

not that i get any mail
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wear clothes ready to work. tell 'em you're ready to work on the spot.

will that accomplish anything?

how long does it normally take for them to call you back after an interview?
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Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A:Prison

what IS the right answer for that question? i dont want to say, not working here anymore, but its probably true....in college maybe?
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#24
Dress and look nice. Anticipate everything that the interviewer might ask. It's not that you have to crack your head up. Just think of those things related to the job being offered. Be professional. Prove to the interviewer that it's worth hiring you and you can add something that will allow the company to improve.
Let's make everything SIMPLE shall we?
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what IS the right answer for that question? i dont want to say, not working here anymore, but its probably true....in college maybe?


A: A superhero. They can then assume you are a go getter, willing to give back to the community, and have plenty to offer them.
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I'm kind of sh*tting my pants here. A friend of mine gave me a number and told me to call this guy who's looking for a new employee at a woodshop. I have a degree or whatever in carpentry so it's kind of like my dream job, but I graduated 3 years ago and I haven't done any woodwork since then, so my skills are a little rusty.

I know it's not life and death, it's just a job interview but I get REALLY nervous.
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+ freakin 1.

EDIT: And to be helpful, try to answer their questions as throughly as possible. It does a world of good.
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Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A:Prison



This.

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#30
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Don't go overboard and wear a suit or anything.

Wow.

You obviously have never had a job
#31
I went to a job interview advertised in the paper that simply gave the name of the place and a phone number... Turns out it was for a waitressing job and me, being male, didn't really meet the requirements .. Nevertheless I gave them my details and a copy of my resume, they said they'd let me know in 3 days... They never called back

This probably wouldn't be relevant if you didn't make the thread official
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THE BEST THING YOU CAN EVER DO

Make them laugh.

Seriously, it makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. It’s a job interview; they’re not going to rape you.
if they’re going to be working with you then they'll want someone with a good sense of humour, remember everyone has one, even those on the interview panel
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#35
lol

do NOT wear a suit. Just wear some semi-nice khakis and a t-shirt with nothing OFFENSIVE on it. Don't go into the store lookin like a bum, but don't go in lookin like a com,puter geek either. They will want to hire someone who LOOKS LIKE they know what they're talkin about.

Trust me.
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