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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!!




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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




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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.


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