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post #1 of 24
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man, i've got a job interview in 4 hours that is for my dream job.

if i could have graduated college and written up what i'd like to do, this would be it. thing is, they called me in for an interview, and i'm actually nervous. (usually i never am)

so i'm just wasting time browsing the web before i go in. hopefully i get called back for a second interview...

job is as a Web Content Specialist, for the Biotech Marketing Dept.

i worked for years at a biological research lab, and graduated with a degree in marketing. i match all the other things they want perfectly too, so i think i really have a shot.

thing is, this job is 10 times better than all the others i've been offered, and i think i might be perfect for it. just seems a little to perfect.

guess it might actually be the answer to all my prayers while job searching, but then again that might be a bit preemptive at this point.

i'll let you all know how it went in a few hours.....


*whew*

-alcimedes
post #2 of 24
Whatever you do, don't pee your pants duringthe interview. That would guarantee you don't get the job.

If you are perfect for the position then don't worry, you just have to tell them why you are perfect for it and if you are right, you've got a job! That easy.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 24
The very best o' luck to ye Alcimedes. Dinnae worry too much and - maist o' all - dinnae get blind drunk before the interview. They a'ways notice.
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post #4 of 24
Confidence, man, don't walk out until they know with 100% surety that their very lives depend on you being the man for the spot.

Yeah, and no drunken self-pissing. That's bad form.

Good luck.
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post #5 of 24
Good luck and bring an extra set of clothes just in case...
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post #6 of 24
Don't tell them how much money you expect to make. That just caps the top of what they will offer.
post #7 of 24
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thanks for the tips all.

i think i'll go play counter-strike until i need to change into my suit. kill people should relieve some stress.
post #8 of 24
Good luck. I hope you stopped drinking water hours ago.
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post #9 of 24
I'll echo Groverats sentiments. Companies want to hear you tell them that YOU are the best person for the job. Obviously you have the skills or you wouldn't have been granted an Interview. Confidence(without being too arrogant) is the key. Good luck!!
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post #10 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Sir Mac o' the Isles:
<strong>The very best o' luck to ye Alcimedes. Dinnae worry too much and - maist o' all - dinnae get blind drunk before the interview. They a'ways notice.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hehe..that's a good one!

Hmm..it's 5pm e.s.t., has he reported in from the interview yet?
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post #11 of 24
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w00t!

just got back, i rocked.

they loved me. i can't believe how well it went. every question seemed to somehow resonate exactly with what the two interviewers wanted.

even the parts where i said what was my biggest problem/worst aspect part went well. (i can't keep my desk organized. the one interviewer starts laughing and said that this was the first time she'd cleaned her desk in four years)

we ended up having a great time/rapport.

now i have to wait a week. i was the first to intverview, they have canidates later today, tomorrow, friday and monday.

so far so good though.

(p.s. once the interview started, i wasn't nervous at all)

-alcimedes
post #12 of 24
Thats the way

If you get it is it beer on you?

[ 02-27-2002: Message edited by: Anders ]</p>
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post #13 of 24
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lol, if i get the job i'll meet anyone who wants to come at the Mall of America, we can stop by the Apple store then hit the bars upstairs. Beer's on me!
post #14 of 24
If I can make it I will.
post #15 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>lol, if i get the job i'll meet anyone who wants to come at the Mall of America, we can stop by the Apple store then hit the bars upstairs. Beer's on me!</strong><hr></blockquote>

What about those of us that are underaged? We wish you luck too!
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post #16 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>lol, if i get the job i'll meet anyone who wants to come at the Mall of America, we can stop by the Apple store then hit the bars upstairs. Beer's on me!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh..so we hit the Apple Store first so you can get us all new Powermacs?! :eek: Nice!! Thanks

Congrats! Did you see the other candidates? Should have offered them something to drink with Ex-Lax (or some other form of bowl-loosening concoction <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> )
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post #17 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>lol, if i get the job i'll meet anyone who wants to come at the Mall of America, we can stop by the Apple store then hit the bars upstairs. Beer's on me!</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm coming to Minnesota this summer for my friends wedding. I always wanted to see the MOA, so you better get that job so I can get free beverages

Good luck, hope you get it!
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post #18 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>lol, if i get the job i'll meet anyone who wants to come at the Mall of America, we can stop by the Apple store then hit the bars upstairs. Beer's on me!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Any news yet? I need to know so that I can book my flight. Or maybe you could just FedEx me a Vodka and Red Bull?

J
post #19 of 24
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exactly one week from now i should find out.

they said it would go one of two ways. if there are a few good canidates, come wednesday there will be a second round of interviews.

they said if there was one canidate who stood out they'd just offer the job to them on wed.

i'm hoping that goes to me.
post #20 of 24
Good luck. I was just in the same situation and I know the waiting is hard to take. In my case one week went to two and then I knew that the chance for me were going down as time went on.
post #21 of 24
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well, now i'm sitting here waiting for the call.

decided to download a SNES emulator and blow some time/stress playing super metriod.

ack! i hate waiting.

-alcimedes

[ 03-06-2002: Message edited by: alcimedes ]</p>
post #22 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>well, now i'm sitting here waiting for the call.

decided to download a SNES emulator and blow some time/stree playing super metriod.

ack! i hate waiting.

-alcimedes</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good luck
post #23 of 24
*bump*

Still no news?

J :cool:
post #24 of 24
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nothing yet. i'm calling in about an hour. right now i'm setting up my parent's new iMac, so i'm at their place. hopefully they haven't called the apt. in the meantime. that would look a little foolish.

looks like i probably didn't get the job though, otherwise i would have heard by now. but i'll call up and check to be sure. this sucks, i really wanted this one. it would have been perfect.

oh well.

-alcimedes

p.s. i'll add an edit to this message after i call and tell how it went.

edit: they offered the position to someone else, who hasn't accepted yet. that sucks, but i guess that's life. time to start looking elsewhere.

[ 03-08-2002: Message edited by: alcimedes ]</p>
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