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Huddys interview Guide

Discussion in 'Careers, Employment and Professional Development' started by Admiral Huddy, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. chopchop

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    i think i know that one!!

    so it has even weight distribution, rectangle ones would likely break in the middle when a lorry goes over it.

    someone tell me im right :D
     
  2. Mr Jack

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    It's so they can't be dropped down the hole they cover.
     
  3. chopchop

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    :(
     
  4. SourChipmunk

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  5. Artemic

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    Great guide! thanks Huddy,
    Hopefully got a promotion board at the end of next month, so ill be borrowing a few of those ideas :D
     
  6. Admiral Huddy

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    hope it helps - got an interview myself on Tuesday :)
     
  7. Mikharper

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    Got an RAF university stylee interview on friday - hence me searching for this thread!
     
  8. sreeve1993

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    Wow! This will help me a lot! I have Recently graduated and at the moment I don't k ow what to expect.
     
  9. DJMK4

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    Good post
     
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  10. Admiral Huddy

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    Blimey - I Completely forgot I wrote this...

    If, there's anything I can add then please post here. Interviews have changed over the years so it will be good to keep things up to date.
     
  11. hargi

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    Hi Huddy,

    I know you mentioned about going smart, all my other job interviews I have worn suit and tie. I have a interview on Thursday for a web dev job and got told not to wear a suit as they are relaxed, just trousers and shirt.
    What would your advice for this be?
     
  12. Elixir

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    Got told by whom? If it was instructions from the company interviewing you, then you should follow their instructions. Otherwise I'd suit up and wear a tie regardless, you can always take the jacket and tie off if it turns out you're massively overdressed.
     
  13. hargi

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    this was from the recruter
     
  14. Admiral Huddy

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    It really depends on the job and the industry but don't leave anything to chance because you are always up against the person next to you.

    I would say certainly for an office position. Everything else is really down to your own judgement and discretion. Remember, you are on show here so everything little thing can work in your favour but equally can go against.

    Be sneaky, call the company receptionist and ask them something unrelated.. Call it research. At the end of the call say "oh by the way, I wasn't sure of the attire...", "I was wondering".. etc.. It won't hurt your chances to be a step ahead.


    ;)
     
  15. Bickaxe

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    Have just had an interview and read through this before I went in. Very handy and used some examples to base my own questions from.

    My interview was with 2 people, 1 was running late and the other said that she was glad I wore a suit as it was the first thing the other guy would judge me on (whether wearing one or not). The other was if I had actually looked into the company website and what I knew of them.
    Sure enough, thats what happened.
    It went very well though.

    Always do your research, it really does help.
     
  16. Admiral Huddy

    Don

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    Absolutely.. Hope today goes in your favour :)
     
  17. joeyjojo

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    Had an interview today Huddy and the OP had some useful advice for it, cheers.
     
  18. Big Spender

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    Brilliant guide huddy. Ive got an interview next week, last interview i had was about 12 years ago! Obviously its best to try and commit everything to memory but would it be frowned upon yo have note and refer to them when asked any questions?
     
  19. nin9abadga

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    Absolutely not, take as much in as you need to. I'm about to go for a 2nd interview (1.30), I will be taking a load of handwritten notes which are research on the org and my own skills, key points I want to raise / highlight where I match what they want and also a big pack of examples of my work (paper documents mainly, probably unnecessary but I used them for another 2nd interview I had yesterday). I've never been for an interview where I haven't taken any notes with me! Also shows you're prepared and are taking it seriously. I did use to ask and say "do you mind if I use my notes" (or words to that affect) now I don't bother. Don't forget a copy of your CV either!

    Key thing is to not forget that an interview is a 2-way process, you're there as much to see if you like them as they like you. I've been in interviews where I've instantly clashed with the interviewer and known that the place isn't for me.
     
  20. Vanquish-Storm

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    So recently been made redundant so going to be preparing for interviews, thanks for this thread Huddy.

    Haven't had a proper interview in over 12 years so actually dreading it!
     
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