Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
ZaraWrites Offline
#7Years #LHOperator #Skittles

Junior TeenHelper
ZaraWrites's Avatar
Name: Zara
Age: 23
Gender: 99.99% Female
Location: Northamptonshire, England

Posts: 204
Blog Entries: 21
Join Date: December 13th 2012

Smile First job interview in 2 years! - April 18th 2015, 05:12 PM

I just got a call from Primark to say that I have been successful for a job interview. I am really happy about this, because it's the first one I've had in 2 years. Any tips would be great, because I want this job so bad!!

Books Published:
~ Dreams Really Do Come True
~ Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones
~ Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Here We Go Again
~ Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: What Doesnít Kill You Makes You Stronger
~ Two Worlds Collide

Therapy, you were never a friend to me ~ Therapy ♥ AllTimeLow

  (#2 (permalink)) Old
*CatchingStars* Offline
Healing my soul
I've been here a while
*CatchingStars*'s Avatar
Name: Corri
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: Washington in 2 months

Posts: 1,157
Blog Entries: 3
Join Date: August 31st 2010

Re: First job interview in 2 years! - April 18th 2015, 06:21 PM

First CONGRATS. I know you've been struggling so remember even this is an accomplishment. I would suggest to
1. Dress appropriately based on the job
2. Look up the company find some fact
3. Have reasons why you want to work there away from just needing money
4. Have a resume ready
5. Shake their hand before and after the interview
6. Always wait to be offered to sit
7. Also send a thank you letter to your interviewer to thank them for their time people will tend to remember you more if you do so
8. Remember their name and address them by the name given it shows your respect.
9. Remember to be yourself.
This is just from the top of my head and I wish you luck and remember that you are just talking to anyother person

Life is too

Short to spend

It at war with


Iím catching stars in the sky because I am fixing the soul within me. May it be from the heart a girl broke years ago or my soul simply repairing itself as it was shattered on my walk on this earth. May the stardust fill those cracks within my soul making me brand new, but never forgetting who I once was.

  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Ambedo. Offline
I'm as sane as I ever was.

Outside, huh?
Ambedo.'s Avatar
Name: Sam
Age: 26
Gender: Female

Posts: 3,588
Blog Entries: 26
Join Date: July 19th 2011

Re: First job interview in 2 years! - April 18th 2015, 10:14 PM

Congratulations! Here are some things that I've found helpful for job interviews.

1. Make sure you dress appropriately. If you choose to wear a skirt instead of dress pants, make sure the length isn't too short. If you put your hands against your legs and it doesn't go past your fingertips, it's too short.
2. Look up some information about the company on their website. Pay special attention to their mission statement. People with those characteristics are the type they gravitate towards the most. The more you know, the better you'll be able to answer their questions.
3. Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter, even if you've already submitted it online. Giving them something tangible will give them another reason to remember you when they're thinking about applicants.
4. Be able to tell them about yourself beyond your list of qualifications. Use adjectives that will make them know you're a hard worker, such as "driven" and "self-motivated".
5. Know why you want to work there. Even if the only reason is because you need a job, think of an answer that will reflect why you want to work for their company specifically. Things like room for personal growth and respect for what the company does are good places to start.
6. Write the manager (or whoever interviews y0u) a thank you letter letting them know that you appreciate their time and their consideration of you for the position. Common courtesy is rare these days and it will be appreciated.
7. At the end of most interviews, the person interviewing you will ask if you have any questions about the position and/or company. Do not say no. Potential things you could ask about are what the position will entail or how you will be trained. Do not ask about things like salary or wages. It's inappropriate until you get the job.
8. Be yourself. Interviewers will appreciate someone authentic more than someone who seems like they're only telling them what they want to hear.

Good luck! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

wanderlust consumed her;
foreign hearts & exotic minds compelled her.
she had a gypsy soul
and a vibrant heart for the unknown.
-d. marie
Closed Thread


interview, job, years

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright ©1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.