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      01-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Guys, Interview tomorrow

Hey everyone, i wanna make this short and sweet

I have an interview tomorrow for a parts consultant position, at a Volkswagen Dealership. I'm meeting with a girl in their HR department at another dealership they own to discuss the posision.

i've gone over the typical interview questions and what not but can't help but be nervous, I'm currently in retail management.

So any tips so I'm not sitting there with my heart beating out of my chest and sweating all over her? haha i got the dress nice part and bring copy of ref letters and resume with me. anything helpful would be great
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anyone!?
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be yourself, be honest about who you are, why you want the job, be polite, be respectful, etc.
thats is good, but ... i dont want to twist you burton, i had to tell you: dont let the interviewer cold ... be agressive (dont kick nothig, not that way) show you hungry of work -not for a job- determinated, strong ... go there and eat it ...

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I have just graduated from college and did my first interview about a month ago and got the job immediately... I was interviewed by 2 people... the first was from the UK, he just read my resume in front of me and asked me questions about my area of expertise. Obviously, since I am a fresh graduate he didn't expect much... The second person was a girl which made getting the job much easier.

I can tell you that a good confident smile (emphases on the confident smile and not the goofy smile) and a firm response will get you the job. Also a firm handshake is good. Take a few seconds to answer and don't hesitate. If you know the answer already don't act as if you're on jeopardy. And for God's sake don't nod or agree on everything. I felt more relaxed when she interviewed me. I think women love to see a man talk about a shared interest. DON'T STARE AT TITS... haha I did, lucky she didn't see me lol. and I know the comment on bananas was a joke but if you eat bananas you will not have explosive diarrhea when you're seconds away from walking into the building you are supposed to be interviewed in.

Also, the interview is not supposed to be one way... at the end, when she asks if you have any questions, ask some. like can i grow in this company? Will I be treated respectfully, make some shit up... doesn't have to be all about the paycheck but some questions that will make her as if she's being interviewed also. And don't agree on the paycheck or anything on the spot... tell her that you need a couple of days to think it through... hope it helps
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Bananas help calm nerves, Mr. Pro.
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No offense meant to anyone here who is in HR in any capacity, but it's been my experience that if you show me a room full of Mensa members, I'll show you a room that has no HR people in it. Often they are looking for the "soft skills" type stuff, not the specific knowledge/technical aspects of the job. She probably wont ask you much about cars, because she probably lacks the knowledge to know if your answers are full of crap or not. She'll probably be looking more for a positive, can-do attitude than anything else.

When they ask if you have any questions, it is NEVER the correct answer to say no. Do research and ask something, anything, even if you know the answer to it. The point is to show you have taken the effort to do your homework.

One question that I've always gotten good mileage out of is "What are the common denominators of the most successful people at this company." For some reason, HR types just eat that stuff up. I often get "wow- thats a really good question, I've never been asked that before".

Good Luck.
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Hey thanks for all the helpful tips everyone, i went in was a bit nervous at first but had a positive attitude and a confident smile/answers and i ended up getting a call yesterday morning that i got the job. she was impressed that i went to the company and spoke to the manager about looking to get in part time when she asked me 'where did you hear about the job' you could tell she was impressed with my strong desire to work. Thanks!
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you wanna be calm and collective when you go in. The best way to calm yourself down is to clean the pipes...
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