I'm sure many of you have gone through many of these through your lifetime. Job INterviews, Love them, hate them, dread them. I must say personally I've had more work experience then most of my friends, started working when I was 14, and worked every summer. It's quite hard getting a job here, but I did get some odd jobs here and there. In total I had 3 job interviews, each with their own little stories. Think I'll share, but don't want to bore you. My very first real part-time job, was working in this restaurant. In Singapore (where I reside) there are four outlets for this restaurant, and stupid me, when the manager called me up and set me up for an interview I just went to the one and only outlet I knew (just assuming they only had one in the country :rolleyes big mistake. So at about 1 minute to three oclock, I nicely stroll into the restaurant asking for the manager. the manager in charge of that outlet, tells me I'm in the wrong location, So I panick. Luckily of course, that manager called the other manager saying that I'll be late. So I rush out, get a cab, go to the location. Now of course, the place I'm going to just happens to be the country's biggest shopping mall. And I rarely use to go there, so of course I got lost. finally about 3:45pm I arrive there, looking exhausted. THe manager didn't seem angry (good thing). So during the interview he needed all these papers which I didn't have :rolleyes . I was extremely unprepared, but luckily I was hired at the end of it all, and even got "most hardworking" out of the 7 that was hired.
So this summer, I applied again to this organization which will find me a job. It's quite hard to get a job like I said before. So I got myself an interview with this restaurant which is located, right in the heart of Singapore's pubbing/clubbing scene. Just walking towards that area, you can smell the smoke. I did not want to work there, So I arrive, the manager in charge first of all comes late and she just takes a look at me, asks me how old I am, and says "ok, we'll call you if we want you". I spent 1 and a half hours transporation, waited for her, just to be asked "how old I was" :rolleyes enough to say that I told the lady the next day I wasn't interested
So I just called another job offer, going in for an interview tomorow. Should be interesting, but actually I'm interested in this job. So *crosses fingers* hope things work out.
I'm sure you all got some good/great/horrible Job interviews stories to share. And some do's and don'ts for me to learn . So far what I got
1. Be late
1. Suck up, it really works (well on my case)
3. Come over-prepared with any paper, passport and so on
4. Dress well but casual (you don't want to make the Manager look like a slob, by out-dressing him/her)
5. Ask loads of questions, they seem to like that
Any others please share, for my sake and others!