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#125727 - 02/29/08 03:28 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Comanche7]
Blitz Offline
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Thanks Comanche7 Well taken by me. Some of the things you stated will happen tomorrow. (panel interview, initial tests, face on face interview with the HR lady as well as the boss man) Many others as well. Its eerie how you nailed almost everything though. I could go on and on about it but I will take your final advice and go to bed.

Thank You,

And Thanks to everyone for your advice and support!!

Blitz

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#125731 - 02/29/08 03:35 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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Blitz,

One last thought...something that has helped me out, YMMV...

Before I go to sleep,I conciously calm my mind and mentally direct my sub concious to focus on preparing me for the event / task at hand tomorrow.

Simple direct positive statements, such as "Subconcious, prepare us to do well and succeed with [insert tasks / event etc. here].

It may sound strange, but it is just like using visualizations during concious preparation sessions, and has the advantage of allowing me to sleep well because my concious mind knows that my sub concious will handle the heavy lifting before hand.

Best wishes,
Comanche7

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#125829 - 02/29/08 11:52 PM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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Had the interview today, all seemed to go well. I didn't screw up as far as I know. We'll see.

Thanks everyone for your advice and support.

Blitz

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#125863 - 03/01/08 12:47 PM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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If you don't get it:
Don't forget the note to thank them for the interview and remind them you are instantly available if the other chap doesn't turn up/work out.
The Sock
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#125910 - 03/01/08 10:48 PM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: TheSock]
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Thanks Sock,

I've already done that.

Thank you for your input, as well as everyone else.

We'll see what happens, they told me 1-2 weeks. mad I was the first to interview so that alone doesn't give me hope. eek

Nervously awaiting,

Blitz

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#125939 - 03/02/08 01:14 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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My wife has been interviewing candidates at her company, here's a smattering of answers that she's gotten that are good examples of what not to say. I kid you not, these are real answers.

What do you like most about this position?

The commute.


Do you like working in teams or alone?

Alone. If I'm in a team, then I have to share the glory.


My personal favorite was for a position that my department was interviewing for. We work on the 9th floor of a 13 story building. The candidate was a no-show, and HR called us the next day, telling us how the candidate came, looked at the building, went home, then called and chewed HR out for not telling her the building was over 3 stories high! Go figure.

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#125941 - 03/02/08 01:23 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: unimogbert]
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Registered: 07/10/05
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I wonder if HR realize that technical people can't speak eloquently as literature professor. I myself sometimes stutter in an interview; the HR assume that I am a incompetent or stupid. I really hate HR for making these judgements.

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#125943 - 03/02/08 01:43 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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Good luck man, I hope you get it.
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When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

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#125958 - 03/02/08 02:47 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Blitz]
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Blitz,

In my opinion, the fact that you were the first to be interviewed is not a bad thing. In our recent interviews that I mentioned earlier, we had narrowed the field from almost 80 applicants down to 5 and we contacted the candidate that appeared to be most qualified (on the job application) first.

Glad to hear that you sent the thank you note. Win / lose or draw, it is a sign of professionalism and courtesy. Even if you are not hired for this position, the note is a good thing. Especially if you apply for another position at the same firm. It will be remembered and could be the the tipping point in a future decision (or even this one).

In the meantime, spend some quality internet time looking at job search and interview tips, anything you can ethically and morally do to improve your chances to be hired will hold you in good stead. Better to spend the "1-2 weeks" in constructive efforts than sweating bullets needlessly.

Regards,
Comanche7

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#125983 - 03/02/08 07:43 AM Re: I'm Nervous [Re: Comanche7]
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I'd second Comanche7 on that. Interview as soon as you can, if you look good, they won't put as much effort into interviewing people after you.
And as he says; this is no time for sitting back waiting. Apply for jobs every day. If you are going through agents; ring 'to confirm' they got your application. And if they want to chat; great! you want them thinking of you when a job comes in and not bothering to look on the database.
The Sock
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