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    Interview advice please......... update

    Due to me changing course and ending up having to do a year out of uni to work, im actually gonna have to get off my ass and do a hard days work for the first time in my life (sympathy please)

    Got an interview tomorrow at 12 at phones4u (awesome shop btw), ive read up on the company etc and have my good suit (calvin klein) ready for the interview, I would appreciate any advice you experienced workaholics could give or any generic interview questions i may be faced with

    *shudders at thought of working*

    ty

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    I think normally people say 'be yourself' but I'd advise against that in your case.

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    angelfairee

    I think normally people say 'be yourself' but I'd advise against that in … I think normally people say 'be yourself' but I'd advise against that in your case.



    brb

    off to shoot myself in the face

    sleep your way to the top micoo-no other technique required

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    Are you really gonna work for phones4u?

    Seriously dude, I'd rather work down a pit.

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    vibeone

    Are you really gonna work for phones4u?Seriously dude, I'd rather work … Are you really gonna work for phones4u?Seriously dude, I'd rather work down a pit.



    Ye man, its a sweet job, and a nice new store

    barky

    sleep your way to the top micoo-no other technique required



    That won't work for him either. Believe me.

    vibeone

    Are you really gonna work for phones4u?Seriously dude, I'd rather work … Are you really gonna work for phones4u?Seriously dude, I'd rather work down a pit.



    Id rather work down a CHILEAN pit!

    angelfairee

    That won't work for him either. Believe me.



    works for SOME people-jus sayin!

    Banned

    micoo

    Ye man, its a sweet job, and a nice new store



    Yeah but I've never seen a phones4u that isnt staffed complete by utter scumbags?

    I don't mean the odd bad egg - they seem to only employ arrogant toss pots! Being an arrogant but knowledgable git I like to take the **** out of them then leave.

    Don't do it brah.

    I think quite a popular question can be "what's your weak point", so you need to come up with some sort of answer which actually makes you look good. I've been asked that before in interview; I think I answered with something like "I'm a bit of a perfectionist". I know it's cheesy but there you go.

    They might well ask you about working to a target, so perhaps you should think of an example you could give them, and also as they are customer-orientated you will want to tell them how great your communication skills are. I guess if you can come up with real life examples in advance that can be a help.

    Good luck! A job is a job. Remember it's only for a year as well. Plus if you get discount that's even better.

    Horrible company, horrible staff, full of commission monkeys. Used car salesmen are nicer.

    studentessa - Sep 08, 2010 20:14
    I think quite a popular question can be "what's your weak point", so you need to come up with some sort of answer which actually makes you look good. I've been asked that before in interview; I think I answered with something like "I'm a bit of a perfectionist". I know it's cheesy but there you go.


    I used that for an interview I had last week, but didnt get the job

    Whats the all time best phone?

    correct answer is Nokia 3210, you might get away with it if you answer 8210, which was also a gem.

    Oh sorry to hear that forest2002, I think it must have worked for me (either that or they were kind enough to ignore it).....

    I think if they ask you about a weakness you have to make it clear that you are aware of what it is BUT that you know you can rectify it and it isn't a problem that affects your work or whatever it is you are applying for.
    Edited by: "studentessa" 8th Sep 2010

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    forest2002

    studentessa - Sep 08, 2010 20:14I think quite a popular question can be … studentessa - Sep 08, 2010 20:14I think quite a popular question can be "what's your weak point", so you need to come up with some sort of answer which actually makes you look good. I've been asked that before in interview; I think I answered with something like "I'm a bit of a perfectionist". I know it's cheesy but there you go.I used that for an interview I had last week, but didnt get the job



    i think its the kind of general answer to that question X) will be using it tomorrow if im asked

    my tip.....dont tell them your mum bakes you cakes that you then try to pass off as your own in competitions



    Edited by: "ilovepink" 8th Sep 2010

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    ilovepink

    my tip.....dont tell them your mum bakes you cakes that you then try to … my tip.....dont tell them your mum bakes you cakes that you then try to pass off as your own in competitions:p



    I made that.

    I Hate you.

    micoo

    I made that.I Hate you.



    i hate you too....not as much as i hate the winners thou

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    ilovepink

    i hate you too....not as much as i hate the winners thou



    'greed

    any advice btw

    micoo

    'greedany advice btw



    tbh i aint been on that many most of my jobs i already knew people or networked....have you tried searching for tips on goooooooogle

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    ilovepink

    tbh i aint been on that many most of my jobs i already knew people or … tbh i aint been on that many most of my jobs i already knew people or networked....have you tried searching for tips on goooooooogle



    what is this goooooooogle you speak of?

    You could say that one of your weaknesses is that you can be competitive. Then you could direct them to the cake thread on HUKD

    studentessa

    You could say that one of your weaknesses is that you can be competitive. … You could say that one of your weaknesses is that you can be competitive. Then you could direct them to the cake thread on HUKD



    yeah but then he would have to tell them the sad bit....that his mum made it
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 8th Sep 2010

    Dlm will find you a job in marks and spencers.

    give you impression you will work when ever tjhey want as long as you are free, you dont have to stick to it

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    Interview went well, arrived 15 mins early, manager seems a nice guy, think he liked me, he was impressed with my answers and i was told "excelent answer" several times, fingers crossed i get it

    Banned

    micoo

    Interview went well, arrived 15 mins early, manager seems a nice guy, … Interview went well, arrived 15 mins early, manager seems a nice guy, think he liked me, he was impressed with my answers and i was told "excelent answer" several times, fingers crossed i get it



    Was one of the questions "Please get on your knees"?

    (Congrats)
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