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Old 10-08-2007, 02:57 PM   #11
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... "So, why should I hire you?" ...
That'* a good one. If you can come up with a good answer to that before you go in, you'll be in good shape.

Railroad, eh? Well, you're prolly going to be talking to someone who'* been around for a while so if you have any jewelry hanging off your face (and maybe your ears), take it off for the interview. Right or wrong, generally speaking, old guys aren't particularly fond of piercings. Sorry, but that'* the way it is.
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old guys aren't particularly fond of piercings.
You got that right

Last woman I interviewed had a tongue piercing. It was so obvious during the interview.............and all I could think about was...... I'm such a nasty old man.
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old guys aren't particularly fond of piercings.
You got that right

Last woman I interviewed had a tongue piercing. It was so obvious during the interview.............and all I could think about was...... I'm such a nasty old man.
Thanks for the new quote.
But, yeah, I agree, I don't think piercings are a good thing on an interview.
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As an interviewEE..

~I'd suggest knowing the company/position somewhat before you go in. Read up online, etc. Knowledge can be almost as good as experience.
~Dressed well, details. **** you might not even think about, is looked at. how you tie your tie, How well things look, if your watch is appropriate, shoes, etc.
~Know your strengths, weaknesses
~Have everything you might need to fill out an app if you haven't, including references. I ~ALWAYS bring references, even if not needed, it'* always with my Resume'
~Have the resume good. Play with it, wording, spacing, etc. You're selling yourself on a page or two, make it the best thing you've ever made.


My advice as an interviewER
~Again, dress is important. If you walk in with a tie off to the side, no belt, questionable shoes, why would I hire you? If you can't put the effort into the interview, it wont bode well for the job IMO. I don't judge different styles too much, but if you've done your "look" right.
~Give me a reason to hire you, why are you better, why do you stand out? I would like to point out my ethics classes, and my state of mind as a manager to constantly improve as my biggest strengths. There are plenty of applicants for most positions, Why you?
~Attitude. For me, it'* damn easy to see what someone'* like, if I can tell you're a hard worker, it'll help alot, I think attitude is often overlooked by many interviewers. If you're someone who walks around like you own the place, your chances are pretty much gone, like i said above, confidence, not cockyness.
~Know the industry or company.
~As Jim mentioned strike up a conversation if given the opportunity. If you're allowed to talk, or supposed to answer an open question, do it. Don't give a short answer, give a full rounded discussion. In my last application, I was interviewed twice in an hour, sitting in on-the-job between them. The second interview was more personal, about me, and my goals, and his job was to even walk me out of the building, and just seeing what I'm like (a good 10 minute walk no less).
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I think it went good. I have to drive to st.paul tomorrow for a physical and a **** test. That is usually a good sign i go the job,isn't it. thanks for all the advise.
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Definitely a good thing. Company wouldn't spend the money for the drug test and physical if they weren't considering you.
Congrats!!!
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I remember when I got my McInterview. I actually dressed up with a button shirt and dress pants.

Everybody I see interviewed just wears street clothes.
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A good rule of thumb is to always try and dress better than the interviewer.

The physical and **** test mean you're in.......as long as you pass them.
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it was a big physical. **** test,hearing,eyes,flexibility,and x-rays. I dont think they would spend that much if they weren't going to hire me.
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yeah, youre pretty much in i would think as long as you passed all of them...
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