Had a job interview this afternoon...

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  1. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    I won't say what compay it was with....i wouldn't want to give them a bad name.... :D But it was an interesting interview because i think i learned something from it. I think that when your being interviewed you just have to relax and enjoy yourself. Don't worry if you're going to get the job...just decide your going to have a nice conversation with the interviewer and if you get the chance to promote yourself...great.

    The interviewer told me up front he had a ton of people to interview and there was no guarantee of anything. He made it sound gloomy... and i dunno...i just kinda relaxed at that point and decided to aproach it as a casual conversation.

    He asked me a bunch of scripted questions...the type that some corporate pencil pusher was surely the author of.. I answered the questions and gave a few examples from my days of supervising my crew in the quarry in the old days. Thats where things turned in the interview...when i was telling him things that he could relate to being a shop supervisor the conversation turned into a conversation where we were trading experiences about how this or that happened...some of them by goofy employees...some of them mistakes we both learned thru the school of hard knocks.

    By the time the conversation was coming to an end we were laughing and joking. I didn't get hired on the spot...partly because that wasn't they way their company worked...i had to earn a second interview by "his" boss which he is going to line up for me tomorrow.

    It sure works out good if you have similar experiences with the person thats interviewing you...

    Well, i haven't got the job yet but thats the first time i ever walked out of an interview felling good.

    I could use a prayer or two for tomorrow. I haven't been hired yet...

    mike
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  2. ponycar17

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    That's the way to handle an interview Mike. I've never had a dire interview where I knew it was all or nothing. Consequently, I've never been that stressed in an interview. I think it has helped a lot in acquiring jobs. Relax and talk to the person as if they were a person and not a boss. It often works well.

    Best wishes on this job opportunity... :D
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    Keeping you in mind....
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    Mike I didn't know the hiring practices at Wal Mart were that hard(so far away no need to duck) Hope it works out well for ya.
    Good Luck
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    WalMart is not GN's cup of tea. He's going to work for KIMBER. :D:D:cool:

    Good luck tomorrow Mike. :)
  6. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Who said anything about WalMart? Or did you just assume by my picture that i look like one of them WalMart kinda people.... huh? :D:D:D:D

    mike
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  7. glocknut

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    Thanks Sam. :)

    The only problem with working at Kimber or Glock...or especially one of them places like Bushmaster where they make the AR15s is that about every hour or two i would become overwhelmed by all the eye candy that i would have to go find a dark closet somewhere to uh...work it outta my system...so to speak.... :eek::eek::eek::eek::D:D:D:D;)

    mike
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  8. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    I believe you said "next stop Walmart cashier"
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    Good luck with the job interview.
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Best of luck Mike and don't fart in the big boss's office:D;)
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    THIS ^^^^


    Good luck Mike. I've always found that the best way to approach an interview is to
    relax and be.......uh.......err...... yourself. On second thought.......... ;) :p :D


    Good luck. ;) :D



    Art
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  12. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    That was sarcasm...

    Thanks!

    Yup... thats the truth!

    har har har... :D

    mike
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    Good luck, and being relaxed is definitely a good thing.
  14. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Ooops....
    Thought it said hand*** interview.:eek:

    My bad.:(
  15. glocknut

    glocknut New Member

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    Baaaad mental picture..... but at least i have you misreading things the way i do... :D:D:D:D

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