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post #1 of 21 Old March 17th, 2015, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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I've been fortunate enough to get a interview lined up for me this Thursday for an operations/brokerage intern.

Any tips on what I can do there so that I can get the position for sure? I really need to get this position. Pay is not even an issue for me. I would honestly even work for free just to get some experience down. How can I word that to the interviewer (CEO of the company) so that he knows that I am very interested?

Any other tips would be appreciated. I just shaved my face for the first time in a year too. lol

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post #2 of 21 Old March 17th, 2015, 02:16 PM
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I would focus on what you are hoping to gain from the position and what you bring to the table when given the chance to speak. Shouldn't really discuss money in the 1st interview anyways as a good practice, since you don't need it then I wouldn't even bring the topic up unless they do.


A question I always ask when interviewing is, What do you bring to the table that puts you above the other candidates? Make sure you have though about this before you walk in the interview.

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post #3 of 21 Old March 17th, 2015, 02:48 PM
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What he said^

Also, RELAX and be confident. I had an interview with Ford and I went into the interview not expecting to even get a job offer (only because I'm young and lack experience). Because of this, I was super relaxed and didn't really worry about it. Just went in with a smile, and answered their questions as best as I could and was confident about the things I did know. If I couldn't answer their question I was honest about it and didn't try to BS through it. After I left and took some technical quizzes I got a call a few weeks later with an offer for an 8 month paid internship lol.

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Be confident, look the interviewer in the eyes, be polite, and do whatever you can to make yourself standout without being a jackass. You want the interviewer to remember you but not for the wrong reasons. Since the interviewer doesn't know you, body language goes a long way with first impressions. (Sitting up straight, not crossing arms in a defensive manner, chewing gum, biting nails, etc.)





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post #6 of 21 Old March 17th, 2015, 05:45 PM
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One of the biggest things I said that probably helped substantially was that I'm willing to try new things even though I know nothing about them. That got their attention.

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I think it'll always benefit you if you're able to tie their interview questions back to the position or the vision of the company. For example, if they ask about your best quality or something like that, you could say "work ethic" and then describe how you're a hard worker, but then also add on something to the effect of: "I know this position will require long hours/hard work and I believe that my ability to push through setbacks and devote my full attention to the job..."

I know that's a really basic example, but I think you get the point.



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run your foot up his leg underneath the table. works every time

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Walk in dressed like your tinder photo, and talk to the manager like you talk to the tinder girls. You'll be fine.
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Yea what^ he said. Be your self and be honest. Good luck
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When you answer a question, try not to use "I believe", it can come off as not sure of yourself. You don't want to sound arrogant but you need to sound very sure of your abilities. Say something along the lines of "I have the skill, training or work ethic to handle these setbacks or long hours, etc".

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Raise your hands for two minutes prior to going into the interview.

It actually increases your testosterone and reduces cortisol levels.
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post #15 of 21 Old March 18th, 2015, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks very much for the tips guys. I have repped you all. Please keep more coming

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Raise your hands for two minutes prior to going into the interview.

It actually increases your testosterone and reduces cortisol levels.
Huh? Im going to try this next time lol.
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post #18 of 21 Old March 18th, 2015, 01:48 PM
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Raise your hands for two minutes prior to going into the interview.

It actually increases your testosterone and reduces cortisol levels.
I feel like your screwing with us...

All that would do is make your arms/hands loose blood circulation, wouldn't it?

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post #20 of 21 Old March 18th, 2015, 02:29 PM
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I honestly wouldn't have believed Nasty, I learned something today.

Arjun, come up with a super sweet and secret hand shake for the interviewer. He will not want to lose out on the hand shake in the future and will give you the job.
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