interview,interview,interview, all about interview~~~

@mnsrwt123 (2058)
India
May 1, 2008 1:29am CST
Did you ever made any interview for a job in your life and if yes, then how many interviews you made in your life,, and Did you selected in the first interview you faced, or did you rejected,,, I have faced around 4 Interviews for job in my Campus Interview and didn't ever got selected in the Interview lol, and I never loose my confidence by not getting selected in the interview coz I know I need to improve a lot in my communcation skills... I don't have such great communication skills, so maybe thats the only reason I haven't been selected, but I working hard to make good command in english and hopefully in the next interviews I got selected...
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
1 May 08
hello there, wow, you're getting better and better with your lengthy post now - great for you i hope you are getting the earnings you are wanting out here for doing so. anyway to answer your question. when i was in college i always try to excel to everything i do and it sure pays off when i try to have an interview. it's either i am over qualified or i dont have the height for the position i am applying LOL so they dont accept me. anyway, when i got my first real job after college (dont ask me what my degree is coz i am not gonna tell you LOL) i had it after more than 15 interviews and 10 exams it is very hard but it sure is worth it when i land to the position. BUT i didnt pursue it after a almost a year coz i am not happy on my work coz it takes so much of my time. i realized that life is too short and i dont want to let it just slip away with all the load of works i have then. the company pays great but i am missing so much in my life so i move on. anyway, i feel some company dont dwell on how great your communication skill is coz such skill can be improve over time. most company looks on how good you are and what you can provide for them that others dont. so maybe you think of the qualifications that you really excel then sell your resume in that way. it helps a lot. takecare and good luck
• Slovenia
30 Jul 08
Well, I have been on a few interviews, & sometimes it really depends on whether they really need you, & what other candidates they have.. Some were basically interviews for the sake of interviews, others were more 'real' - some jobs I did get, a few not (& a few I chose not to take at the time).. Sometimes I got selected right away, in one case I didn't get the position but got interviewed for another position with the same company after a few months & got that one... :) It is good if you show enthusiasm & professional attitude, & project what they wish/expect & are dressed that way too... There are a lot of tips for interviews online, & even books about this..!! Maybe my favorite interview for my favorite job was on the phone actually.. :) Good luck with your interviews!!
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
31 Jul 08
well, I also getting a few Interview calls on my phone, But I wasn't able to impress them with my communication,,, I would like to go in a software Field, then also they trying to check my communication skills...Why so~~ I don't know,,, But I m trying and still trying to get a good Job~~~ ~~Manish~~
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• Slovenia
31 Jul 08
hmm.. communication is important... so you may want to read up on this & improve your communication.. there are books & websites about this too.. I read a lot of books on effective communication too... really helped in some jobs... They want to make sure people understand & do the job right, or if there are problems, that they can solve problems & work together with others effectively & that people 'fit' together well as a 'team'... thank you for marking my answer! :)
• China
15 Feb 09
tomorrow, I will take one.
@chrislotz (8142)
• Canada
8 Jul 08
I have been on a few job interviews and they can be nerve racking. It is uncomfortable try to sell your self to a person to convince them to hire you. And that is basically what an interview is. You need to tell them why they should hire you, over someone else. Why you would be the best person for the job. What atrributes you can bring to the company. That is what I mean by sell yourself. It is what you can do for the company, not what he company can do for you.
@Bizziebod (3498)
1 May 08
I couldn't count how many times I've been for interviews for different jobs, some i've got some not so fortunate. What usually helps if you do some research into the company that you are going for the job with, it's always good to come up with some facts about the company, what they do, what products they sell etc etc. Smile and be confident!
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
1 May 08
I've had several interviews. Sometimes I got the job but most of the time I didn't. You have to realize that there are usually a lot of people applying for these jobs. There was one I wanted really bad but another lady was more qualified than me. I didn't like it but I understood. Keep going on the interviews though and you'll get a job. Your communication skills will improve too.
@Lakota12 (42605)
• United States
1 May 08
to many to count got the job right off but once got let down for I welded better than the boss.
@gemini_rose (16264)
1 May 08
I have had 3 interviews in my life, and was lucky in that I flew through them all and got the job I wanted. It is really hard to go into an interview and not be nervous, I was terrified everytime, but if you really want that job you have to look them in the eye and tell them that you want that job, no matter how hard it is, you have to make them not want to let you walk away from them. I was always told that a prospective employer makes a decision within the first 15 - 60 seconds of you walking through the door, so first impressions definately count.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
1 May 08
I can't even guess at how many interviews over the course of my life that I've had. I would guess it is somewhere in the hundreds. In my last job, which was manegerial, I also performed hundreds of interviews so I've seen both sides of the fence which definetly helps. One thing to keep in mind during an interview is that most of the time, they are looking for a reason *not* to hire you. The best thing you can do is not give them one. With the current job market, there are usually plenty of qualified people, so it's not so much about finding the person who can do job, but rather eliminating the people who can't, or won't do it as well as the other applicants.
@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
1 May 08
i already faced so many interview in my life and already changed my job 4 times. something that i want to share with you in here that i also not kind person who is really good in communication skill and need lots of learning about interview skill. when i am serching new job, i try my best not to miss out any interview invitation although i know that i perhaps not too interested in those position. why i still going to any kind of interview, cause i want to learn more about any interview and noticing what kind question which mostly asked during interview
@winterose (39891)
• Canada
1 May 08
Oh gosh so many interviews I cannot count. I got the job for some and not for others. You need to practice your answers, know the type of questions that they ask, like why should be hire you! or what are your best qualities, what is the your biggest fault
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
1 May 08
So far, i've only failed my interview once.. LOL ^_^ During interviews, it's very important to talk about your strong points b4 they ask u because it will reflect your intiative towards things, and judge on your confidence level ^_^
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
1 May 08
Sometimes it take a while to get selected. I've done about ten or so interviews with various jobs, most did do rejections. The ones that did not I worked for them. Communication, presentation, and selling yourself is key. Plus you have to like what they have to offer, too. You don't want to hate your job when you come in. I am sure you'll find a job real soon.