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Interview Tomorrow - January 14th 2014, 04:12 PM

I've got an interview tomorrow morning and I'm so nervous.
I only have tonight to prepare myself
It's a job as a Sales Assistant in a shop which sell snacks, magazines etc, not sure what hours they can offer me but I will take anything as in my current job I'm only doing 8 hours a week which is shit for someone my age.
What questions do you think they will ask me?
What are the best questions to ask them?
Ahh I'm nervous already.
I have been to so many interviews and never succeeded, I really need this job.
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 14th 2014, 06:30 PM

Hi there, good luck for the interview and I hope it goes ok. They could ask questions such as:
  • Why do you want to work for this shop?
  • What makes you want to be a sales assistant?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • Why are you the best person for the job?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years from now?
  • What do you find most rewarding about being in sales?
  • What do you least like about being in sales?
  • What is good customer service?
  • What do you know about this company?
  • Do you prefer working alone or in a group? Why?
You should have a few questions to ask at the end; things you can ask the interviewer about the job are:
  • What do you believe are the biggest challenges your company faces in the near future?
  • How many people work in this shop?
  • When can I expect to hear from you?
  • How flexible are the hours?
  • Will I be a part of a team, or be working primarily independently?
  • Is there a dress code? What would I need to wear to work?
I hope this helps, let us know how it goes


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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 15th 2014, 02:03 PM

I went well.
It was actually very informal. I find out tomorrow if I got the job
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 15th 2014, 03:51 PM

Good to hear it went well! I really hope you get it!


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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 15th 2014, 05:23 PM

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I went well.
It was actually very informal. I find out tomorrow if I got the job
Great to hear I hope you get the job!


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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 17th 2014, 04:57 PM

I don't think I got the job. They said they will ring me on Thursday but they didn't, I've tried ringing them yesterday evening but no one answered, I rang them 4 times today, in the morning, and during the day, but no one answers the phone. Weird, If I didn't get the job they could at least let me know. Just wish they would answer the phone.
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 18th 2014, 11:39 AM

Keep hope alive, if you felt you did good, that's all that matters. Use this as practice. Sadly, people are judgmental and usually hire people based on personal levels.and it has happened to me a few times where a friend of mine who was a different race got hired and that's another topic and I'm not trying to discourage you but.

you should go on a website called glassdoor and leave and review of your interview and find out what people of that store who got hired and what their experience was.

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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 19th 2014, 09:24 PM

Throwing a race card in there is not fair. You do not know if that is the basis of why they hired him. It is an assumption. For all we know the interviewer didn't think you smiled enough or liked how you answered the questions. Saying a friend of a different race implies you think that race had a factor in it otherwise you wouldn't have bothered to bring it up. After all, he could have had a better availability too.

Sometimes it takes over a week to hear back if you get hired. A lot of jobs will hold off for a few weeks to see if they can handle staffing.
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 20th 2014, 06:35 AM

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Throwing a race card in there is not fair. You do not know if that is the basis of why they hired him. It is an assumption. For all we know the interviewer didn't think you smiled enough or liked how you answered the questions. Saying a friend of a different race implies you think that race had a factor in it otherwise you wouldn't have bothered to bring it up. After all, he could have had a better availability too.

Sometimes it takes over a week to hear back if you get hired. A lot of jobs will hold off for a few weeks to see if they can handle staffing.
I'm not throwing the race card. I didn't tell the poster to sue the company or anything like that. I'm just saying that it happens more often than not.

But to be honest, throwing the race card is just as bad as ignoring that prejudice in job interviews and house hunting doesn't exist because it does.


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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 20th 2014, 05:26 PM

Why are you both mentioning race. I'm not coloured.
I wasn't interviewed by the manager it was the supervisor, however it was all depending on what the manager thought, even though I didn't even see the manager and he didn't see me. Which I think is a bit odd.
I can do any hours they wanted me to do. They would have rang me by now if I got the job. Which I made perfectly clear to the interviewer.
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 20th 2014, 10:01 PM

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I'm not throwing the race card. I didn't tell the poster to sue the company or anything like that. I'm just saying that it happens more often than not.

But to be honest, throwing the race card is just as bad as ignoring that prejudice in job interviews and house hunting doesn't exist because it does.
You're suggesting that was the only factor though. You do not know how well your friend interviewed. Even if you sat down, rehearsed your answers, wrote down the same information on the resume, some people pull it off better.
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Why are you both mentioning race. I'm not coloured.
I wasn't interviewed by the manager it was the supervisor, however it was all depending on what the manager thought, even though I didn't even see the manager and he didn't see me. Which I think is a bit odd.
I can do any hours they wanted me to do. They would have rang me by now if I got the job. Which I made perfectly clear to the interviewer.
It probably is based more on the recommendation of the supervisor. Some people get super stressed over interviews. Usually they take at least a week to hire people in. I always continue to apply though even if I have one or two interviews.
   
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Re: Interview Tomorrow - January 20th 2014, 10:38 PM

Since the original poster doesn't feel that race is relevant to her situation, I think it would be best if everyone stayed on topic and either dropped the conversation about race or continued it via private messaging.

Snowflake, I'm sorry you haven't been able to receive a response from the supervisor or manager. It sounds like you've tried reaching out to them vs. waiting for them to contact you, so I'm not sure what else you can do at this point, aside from continuing to call them every couple of days. They may still be interviewing applicants, or they may be ignoring you (hopefully it's the former!). Another option would be to show up in person and inquire about the position. As long as you do this respectfully, I don't imagine the supervisor or manager will think less of you for being proactive.





   
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