I would like to hear about how your job interview (s) went because I am curious whether it went awkwardly or flawlessly for you, guys.
· Were you the applicant? Were you the interviewer?
· How did you dress for the interview?
· Applicants: Since the interviewer asks questions, by default, did you ask the interviewer questions, in return?
· Interviewers: Can you tell if an applicant is being pretentious? Would that decrease his/her chances of being hired?
Most Helpful Guy
I was always the applicant, the first one i dressed casual. The second one i bettered myself and dressed properly for the occation. After having a job at an recruiting company i was going on job interviews on there behalf to get placed at a customer so i had my fair share of experience in that period.
The things i have done back then are completely different from how i would do them now, i was inexperienced and didn't understand my value (Nobody does the first time). I saw it as a monologue where they ask questions and i answer them. Now i am much more confident to make it a dialogue.
Most of the job interviews i have had where with technical people, i always did well with them as i am very technical and they could easily spot my talent for IT. The worst one was with a human resource recruiter who had no knowledge of IT, she said if we take away all the IT knowledge you have what other qualities do you have? With my best asset being stripped from me this knocked me off my feet a bit, i did answer it quite throughly but admittingly it was a bit of a generic answer. The problem was that she would not shut up and kept asking me 'What else?' even after summing up 6 assets already. She did this with the bad qualities as well...
In the end all companies wanted to hire me, especially the technical ones because at the end of the conversations they did get a good impression of my skillset.
Like i mentioned now i would do things completely different, i would make it a dialogue explaining the background i have and my vision about the field. I want there management style to align and be reasonably paid, so i will be asking them questions and starting a dialogue on the subjects i find important. Its because i got a ton of experience in my field in a short amount of time so i developed strong visions on what best practises can be safely ignored and how to develop a strong and healthy department. So for me to be most happy, i'd seek a company who aligns with these views and because we would come to a mutal agreement i am sure that would be insanely convincing.1
Most Helpful Girl
I got hired on the spot actually. I got a lot of practice though.. I was in an organization that basically was a competition where you would get a scenario and role play as a person interviewing for a job and you'd get judged on how good you did from the judge aka your interviewer. It was called DECA not sure if you've heard of it or not.. But basically, I dressed semi-formally.. Just nice and neat. And I was polite. It's not as hard as people make it out to be. An interview is more of getting to judge your character than actually reading your résumé to see if you're hired or not. So don't stress over résumé details. Focus more on how you're going to answer your employer's questions. Don't be afraid to take a moment to think of a good response. But it also really depends on what kinda of job you're going for.. Nonetheless, you want to let them know that you're confident that you're the one for the position that you're applying for and that they want YOU. Hope this helps! :)3