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Interview tomorrow-advice?

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  1. Markos1972

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    Have an interview tomorrow afternoon for a 2 year posting away from my current position if successful.
    Have done all my research into what the post entails and took some notes in a wee notebook I was going to take in just to act as a prompt for any of the questions I may get asked,apart from the usual HR type questions.
    Anyone else ever done anything like this?
    I did it for a previous interview and the interviewers were ok with it-my thinking is it shows that I have made an effort to find out more beforehand.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. packybhoy Administrator Administrator

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  3. Markos1972

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    Don't think Network Rail would be too happy lol
     
  4. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Wee guy brought a notepad of questions into an interview I was doing for an Apprenticeship and I was impressed.

    Showed they'd put in research, had a genuine interest and weren't just padding out the interview with clichéd nonsense like most interviews end up becoming as you go through the motions.

    I'd definitely take it in. Only other advice I'd give is smile and keep the conversation going.
     
  5. Markos1972

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    Cheers for that-had plenty interviews in past,but always been passed over.I know one of the interviewers too but need to keep it on afairly professional basis too.
     
  6. packybhoy Administrator Administrator

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    No seriously, always keep eye contact and as said smile. Be prepared for a left field question like what is your Weakest attribute. They like to hear the negative being used as a positive. And always shake hands and say something nice before you leave. Makes an impression.
     
  7. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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    When you take your notepad in ask permission to use them.
    You don't need to but it shows respect.



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  8. Markos1972

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    I did do that last time,and they were fine with it-just missed out on the post last time round due to someone else already sitting in a similar post
     
  9. Drakhan Nac Mac Feegle Gold Member

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  10. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

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    Have an open body posture, sit up straight, smile and project your confidence to them. Do your best to sound enthusiastic about the position.
     
  11. JC Anton Get yer, hats, scarfs badges & tapes

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    Study their Mission and Values etc...

    And when asked why you want the job have a good well thought answer!

    Be yourself..
     
  12. .L.

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    Make sure you tuck your * in. Other than that, I'm pretty useless because I've never had an interview.
     
  13. Al Bootyerbaws Lawwell and Lennon out

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    Must be a piece of * if you're a burd going for an interview.

    Wee bit of cleavage, a short skirt and if it's a guy doin the interview then bob's yer uncle.
     
  14. honda Gold Member Gold Member

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    Works both ways. If he's Gay, tight trousers and shirt and your in :56:
     
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  17. Big Mick Wembley Cup Champions 2009 Gold Member

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    I always * interviews up if I do a lot of preparation for them. I think I just make myself nervous if I sit and think of all the questions they could ask me.

    I find I do much better if I go in and just be myself, speak confidently and let my answers come naturally.

    If you have all the experience and the attitude that they're looking for you shouldn't need more than 30 mins preparation. Just make a wee list of reasons why you're right for the job and examples you can use to show them.
     
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    If its for Network Rail then they probably have aready made there decision and going through the motions if its internal interviews

    Dont wont to burst your bubble but in my experience railway game is as clique as *
     
  19. Spring Time Gold Member Gold Member

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    Go sober & don't smoke for an hour before.
    Is it a big massage parlour?
     
  20. baz1967

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    Get your * oot