job interview nightmares

May 14, 2009 4:04am CST
I'm sitting at my desk waiting for a telephone interview for a job, wondering whether any of you have any interview nightmare stories. The closest I got was when I criticsed the job profile for a job in an interview once, my mouth just ran away with me. Not a good move as the person who had written the profile was head of the interview panel :-)
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@photobug (158)
• United States
16 May 09
Well, I guess you learned not to criticize while being interviewed! I have a friend who just received a degree in human resources and she had to learn a lot about job interviews - both as an interviewer and as a person being interviewed. What she stresses most is to being prepared. If you don't know much about the company you want to work for, you need to find out. Find out who owns or runs the company. If you can, talk to employees already working there, or go online and read the company's website. There are many books and websites with hints on how to prepare for an interview. Take the time to study because you only have one chance to make an impression. When you're on the phone, you have no chance to read the interviewer's body language to see if you're making a good impression. Have written notes so if you become tongue-tied or can't think of the answer, you can refer to them. Practice with a friend and have a mock interview. Record it and listen to how you sound. The interviewer can only make a decision based on what he hears. And if you're interviewing for several different jobs, don't get them mixed up during your interview! The more you interview, the more confident you'll become and that'll come out in your voice. And don't forget - there can be several qualified applicants, but the interviewer can only choose one. Don't give up.
• Singapore
14 May 09
last time, i alway feel very nervous to go interview, i not good at speaking, most of the time i cannot get the job, i alway get the job with my friends help