I hate job interviews.

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  1. Dan German

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    My theatre training made a surprising amount of difference to how cool I can be in a job interview. If you can audition, an interview is a walk in the park. And if I get an interview, I very often get the job. (I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.) But that doesn’t change the fact that I absolutely hate being there.

    (Note: don’t even get me started on the contract job that I interviewed—and got—three consecutive years. After the first one, it’s “do we really need to go through this again?”)
     
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    My last interview I had to introduce myself then give a presentation to 3 people for 10 minutes followed by 40 minutes of competency based questions followed by a written assignment which I had an hour to complete.

    Utter ballache. Hate interviews.
     
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    But surely you're interviewing them, also, right? So I'd think of the interview as a chance to find out whether the opportunity is as good as it seems on the surface. I think most potential employers like to see potential employees that have some enthusiasm and interest who can ask good questions on the fly.
     
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    I, also don't like job interviews. Makes me nervous. I learned over the years to be cool, relaxed & not to volunteer too much information. Never give the recruiter enough rope to hang yourself. Answer all questions truthfully & make your answers as concise as possible.
     
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    I have a Webex interview Monday morning. I haven't had a job interview in many years and I'll have to be sitting at a McDonalds for this one, but I do interview well in person so I'm hoping that will come across on the screen.
     
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    Idk if I could handle such. Not a very demonstrative person. :(
     
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    I'd find another wifi location if I were you. As silly as it seems, impressions have impact.
     
  9. bgmacaw

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    I don't mind them so much as long as the interviewer(s) aren't jerks and aren't wasting my time.
     
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    That's sound advice.
     
  11. Dan German

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    Absolutely, and I flat out told them I was looking for a position based not on potential earnings or career path but on job satisfaction and workplace environment. I’m 60 years old, it’s too late to get rich, I just want to be happy. (I’ll settle for not cranky.)
     
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    I retired at 62 over those issues. I had enough savings and wanted to be happy. I thought, and was correct, the best way to that happiness was to retire.
     
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    Same here.

    My company offered me a chance at a tech management position but I passed. I want to do work I enjoy and I don't enjoy meetings and BS.
     
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    Back in the spring my team was interviewing for an entry level engineering position via zoom calls. Our applicants were all just graduated or about to graduate from college. You could tell that most of them were interviewing from their bedrooms. One of them got up to get something off of his printer and there was a giant Lego Millennium Falcon sitting on a shelf behind him! :lol:
     
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    Hired!
     
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    I’m with you, except for the “enough savings” part. I need a full-time job for probably another ten years. DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO!!!
     
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    The key to giving a great interview is to not actually need the job.
     
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    Luckily, I haven’t had to do a job interview in a long, long time.
    I too hated/dreaded them.
    I’m an introvert, and I don’t sell myself well.
    I hope you get the gig you’re “auditioning” for!
     
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    I've sat on interview boards as the technical guy, asking questions to see how people think on the fly. Theatre isn't going to help, unless it calms you. You can quickly tell who thinks they can BS. I'd just ask them to be more specific, and restate the question.
     
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    As a millennial:

    1) Crappy jobs are hard to get unlike just walking in and getting hired like in the 70's. Takes months of BS to get hired flipping burgers.

    2) Same pay as 1989 NOT adjusted for inflation (when I was born 32 years ago)
     
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