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Hailstate15
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Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Mason Dixon Swine
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
No. It's probably just you that's awkward.


LouisvilleKat
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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No. It's probably just you that's awkward.

Mostly this


Hailstate15
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
prolly


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Switchback
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
No


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
It's not hard to repeat "You want fries with that". Just takes a little memory power and fortitude. You'll get it.


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Buckeye Jeaux
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
Read some HR books on job interviews. Many interview techniques are fully intended to put you on the spot numerous times during the interview.

Some are even intended to piss you off.

Softball interview questions are useless. May as well just hire from a photo and a resume,


Bigbens42
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Softball interview questions are useless. May as well just hire from a photo and a resume,



I'm fully convinced my resume is what got me to where I am, but I've been told I'm a good interview even though I hate them. Main goal for me was to just not come off as weird. I did do some prep before I made the leap and changed careers though and had answers ready, even if I did have to make some non-commital answers.


gthog61
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Softball interview questions are useless.



Somebody should inform the media regarding Biden.


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Mike the Tiger 1999
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Main goal for me was to just not come off as weird

well that’s a weird “main goal” to set for a job interview


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iglass
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
Preparation is the key. Good on you for doing it.

It is amazing to me how many people fly into interviews by the seat of their pants, hoping that their charming personalities and ability to recollect previous job experiences will nail the job interview for them. The vast majority of people perform no research whatsoever, and most of the rest simply visit one or two corporate website pages or read a wikipedia article.

One of the best things you can do is to have a list of 5-8 questions about the company you can ask. When they say "anything else" this is your cue.

- technical questions, including
---what products are made/sold/handled at what locations?
---what are your current technical challenges?
---etc.

- business questions, including
---who are your competitors and what are your business challenges?
---what are your company's guiding management principles and how is this enacted at various locations?
---etc.

- position questions, including
---ask the interviewer to describe a typical day for the person in the position you are interviewing for
---who are the decision makers for deciding who is hired in this position?
---advancement potential - "If I work hard and exceed expectations, what is possible in the future for this position?" (this is NOT an opportunity to discuss benefits, salary, etc)
---of course... ask for the job. Most people don't, believe it or not. "what is the next step and when will I hear about the decision?
---etc

The bottom line is that interviewing is a learned skill, and done properly, could make you additional hundreds of thousands of dollars of salary over your career. Only a moron would not adequately prep for an interview for a job where he/she might potentially work for years.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
No


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johnny25
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
yup, it's awkward for me too. Hate job interviews. My last job I found on LinedIn and I even don't need to go to the interview 'coz I work online now. That's much more convy for me. Plus I foudn info about linkedin profile tips here https://dooozen.io/12-tips-on-how-to-improve-your-linkedin-profile/ and it helped me to improve my profile a lot and find new job faster. Recommend.
This post was edited on 10/23 at 6:46 am


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JohnnyTour11
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Only a moron would not adequately prep for an interview for a job where he/she might potentially work for years.


Everything you said, but this +1000


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Nicky Parrish
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
I surely wouldn’t hire someone going off of a resume or phone call only.


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SECdragonmaster
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
Very awkward.

Planned questions.

Not able to give answers that are anything other than generic responses.

Stupid concept.


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Miznoz
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
Using pepe the frog is a sign you need more socialization


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TheDeathValley
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
My company switched to the “behavioral based” interview and they are much better. None of that “can you guess how many windows are in Manhattan” bs


LewDawg
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
Hook me up with one of them jobs, brah
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TheDeathValley
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re: Anyone else think job interviews are awkward as frick?
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Hook me up with one of them jobs, brah


Take your pick and I’ll refer you


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