I feel like when ever I go apply for a Job, it feels like Im taking one of the those online surveys that I hope to get some point for free stuff. Like you know, it says your more like this personality.
Yes its me, Im still alive. Summer is fun, but then again its my first time trying to get a job. The application process is alright actually, but it takes soo long to fill out each one for some of them. That kind of Grinds my gears. Also hard is finding an art related job that is starter simple. The only thing that counts right now as a job, is being an inker for a friend that pays me out of his pocket. But what stumps me is the job interview. I don't like being put on the spot like that, and trying to make first impressions that way is a bit stressful for me. Good thing is Im getting a bit better and prepared.
So what is this blabbing all about. LIFE tips pretty much.
The very first phone interview which was for scrap's real escape game, I only failed because I followed the wrong advice which was to not worry about it and not be prepared or something like that. Talk like a normal person. That's a bad life tip for interviews. I was really mad because I knew I need to preprare for this, but I didn't. So here is some quick tips.
Look up some generic interview questions and be prepare to at least answer them. You can memorize them a bit after writing your answers down. For me personally, the first interview felt like pulling answers out of the hat, but I memorize some of the words I want to say and it really helps. Eventually you will recognize the same generic Questions. Some how I realize that person's advice is trying to pool all the questions that are simular and say the same answers in a different way. Glassdoor and internet is your friend. They have generic interview question for major retailers.
Make sure they become your own too. Its about you and working for a company. Eventually it help me to look over the questions and create the generic word list from the answers I wrote. Its not as stressful for me to memorize a few words then a whole sentence. That way it forces me to formulate my own words. Like my philosophy statement, creativity and fun. Just mix them around and then give your thoughts on creativity and fun. Being too exact for me is boring.
Do your own research. Sometimes the person who is helping is not really helping me because they are too direct to make you think. Do some research on the opposite end. For example, the person who is helping me keeps saying let practice some questions, and you give me the answers. I feel annoyed because this person isn't telling me how to give the right answers or the way he is telling me is too generic or he is telling stuff Ive already researched. His response is to treat the interviewer as a normal person which is fine, but not a specific answer. Find out the why may help. A great guy to start with is Rami sethi. He explains social skills well. And pretty much social skills are what gets you in to a job. www.youtube.com/user/ramitseth…
Make yourself interesting and being yourself enough to wow the person for me. This is hard work. I feel like the interview is like going on stage with a public speaker, because for me I am slow with what words I want. I struggle because Im switching between being truthful vs being a flamboyant person without lying and then convert it to speach. I do understand in that the interviewer is a regular every day person, and I should talk to him as so, but want to stay on topic and formal. With other tips, it might help me out.
Follow the tips and many others on the internet and you will have a better chance of getting the job.
Everything will be peaches and roses.