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Got a 2nd interview...wat should i prepare this time ??

Postby Guest » Fri, 19 Aug 2005 6:43 pm

Hi everybody....

I got e 1st interview this time at Raffles Town Club as Recreation Assistant last wed... E Sports & Recreation Manager Called me and asked whether i'm interested in another post "Gym Assistant'...i said ok.... he told me e interview will be conduct by e General Manager and HR Manager of e Club... wah piang..i'm damn nervous lah... TWO Big shots of the management wanna interview me..i'm damn pressure lah... Anyway...Wat should i do this time for e SECOND INTERVIEW ??? Any advice ???

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 19 Aug 2005 7:18 pm

Yes, the most important thing for you to remember is to walk in there with the complete attitude that you don't need their damn job. That way, you'll be yourself.

You're only nervous because you are trying to anticipate what is going to happen and how you should be. Forget about all that. Forget about the promise of a job. Walk in there and BE YOURSELF. Be authentic. Say, "I don't know" when you don't know, then add, "but I can sure learn that".

Try to learn something about being a gym assistant. Come up with a few ideas of what you might do (they don't even have to be accurate... you want to show creativity). You want to show business sense. For example, you could say, "Well, one thing I would do is introduce the gym clients into additional services" Translation: You're thinking about how to increase revenue per customer. Managers always like that.

Don't try to play to them. Trying to play to them makes you look false and they will see it in a second. If you keep being nervous about bigshots, just imagine them taking a sh*t in the morning, pants around their knees, just like you do... it will make them real human real quick.

The key is to be relaxed and the key to relaxation is to forget about the job and the outcome of the interview. You can't control that anyway, except by being authentic and being yourself.

Cheers.

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Postby banana » Fri, 19 Aug 2005 9:38 pm

That's great advice SE, now if only more HR people think like you.

I reckon it is important to be aware of the climate and culture of the company, not so much to impress the interviewers but to see if it you can fit in. A business as a depersonalised entity has the agenda of being profitable first and foremost, which is achieved through what they perceive as meeting the needs of its market. However, businesses are still made up of people, with their own (mis)conceptions and personalities so there probably is no reason to stress too much on technicalities

When people say "Be yourself", they usually mean "Be who I think you are".
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