I, Uhm, I, Uhm…

If you’re like me and job interviews make you very nervous, it’s worth checking out the following articles:

:: Seizing the Opportunity and the Job
:: Candidate’s Guide to the Perfect Interview
:: Getting Yourself Prepared for a Successful Interview
:: Monster Interview Center
:: And a long list of others at HotJobs Interview Tips, including How to Answer the Four Most Common Interview Questions

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

11 replies on “I, Uhm, I, Uhm…”

A couple of months ago I tried applying for a job – it was only for around 11k (UKP), but it was (most importantly) A JOB. Ok, it wasn’t my ideal job – but again, any job is better than none.

However, the interviewer caught me out saying “What happens a year down the line if your ideal job comes along at 2 or 3 times what we are paying you? Would you think about leaving?”. How are you meant to answer that?

Just remember, they are hopig that you’ll be the last person they have to interview – I say this as an interviewer! Go in there, be yourself, and your natural skills will shine through. You might find this article The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing on Joel on Software interesting – I found Joel through Brad Choate and that was one of my favorite articles. Good luck!

Happy New Year Christine! Good luck with your interview! I know how stressful looking for a job can be, I was out of work for 2 months. My best advice is to just be yourself! The nervousness will subside after the first question is asked and you get a feeling for the people your interviewing with.

Thanks for the tips Christine! I hate that “What is your weakness” question they always ask! I’m sure those sites will come in handy as I continue to try and find my first “real” job.

Good luck with your interview!

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