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Old 09-27-2000, 05:34 PM   #1
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Well boys after applying at about a million places i finally got an interview. It's for a sporting goods store called Sporting life. Any ideas on how i shouldn't screw it up? It will be my first real job. I have some experience working at my uncles store which is and Auto Parts (exhaust mainly bosal) shop. Where is did all shipping and recieving with some order taking. The store didn't tell me what they were interviewing for just to be there! Anyways it's at 4:30 tomorrow so replys before that would be appriechiated. Thanks

BTW. Part-time job since i'm still in school!

and as many of you have already figured out. MOD MONEY is good! Especially when I'm trying to get project justy off the ground!

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Old 09-27-2000, 06:52 PM   #2
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Don't worry about it. Just go in and don't sweat it. Most any place that asks you to go in for the interview will hire you.

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Old 09-27-2000, 07:29 PM   #3
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Don't sweat it, they are just screening.

If you show up drunk, make fun of the customers, and ask the manager "Whazzzup!" . . . Well, you figure it out.

Wear some nice clothes (appropriate for a sporting goods store), and make a point about how you enjoy helping people. Give an example of how someone was rude to you, and you reacted with civility.

Most of all, smile a lot and don't be afraid to tell them that you are nervous.

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Old 09-27-2000, 07:40 PM   #4
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Sporting Life is tre kewl! It wuold help if you know sports stuff. I had an interview with them once during my high school days. But I got another job instead.... Anyhow it was conducted with a panel of ppl. They asked alot of sports related stuff. Anyhow have fun. It's not hard at all. If you have a passion for a certain type of sports like say...blading, or tennis....go nuts with them. let them know you are very interested in it. Spread that passion. That's what they want.
Also prepare your own set of questions. That would show that you're interested in knowing their company.
All the best....and be nice.
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Old 09-27-2000, 07:57 PM   #5
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Just be cool, answer their questions truthfully and look them in the eye. Also take your time in answering questions. Short pauses are fine, means your thinking, which is a good thing.
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Old 09-27-2000, 08:32 PM   #6
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Make sure that your hair is neat, clothes are in good shape, and attitude is in nice mode. Your hair does not have to be short, just neat. Watch your language before, during and after the interview. If they go to shake your hand, make sure it is firm, but don't try to crush their hands either. Make sure any facial hair is neatly trimmed, or better yet shave. If there is any paperwork that needs to be filled out, try to have it completed before hand. At the end of the interview, thank them, and let them know that you really want the job. Sometimes enthusiasm can make up for lack of experience. Above all, act like you want to be there, and show interest by asking questions about the position. Don't go in with an attitude that tells them you are only there because you need the money. I am sure you will do fine. Relax.
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Old 09-27-2000, 08:34 PM   #7
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Never underestimate the power of a nice shirt, coat, and tie. Speaking as a teenager, employers love that, even if the job is one that would dress you in "work clothes" or one of those classic little fast food "suits".

Other than that, just be honest, be enthusiastic, and be eloquent. Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2000, 05:44 AM   #8
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I don't know if you need to go all out with a coat, but a shirt (that's been ironed) and tie would make a good first impression. I worked in retail for seven years, flexibility is a good thing. Don't go in saying that you can't work nights and weekends, that's probably what they're looking to fill. They understand that you'd be in school, but if you tell them you're willing to work some nights during the week as long as your school work doesn't suffer...

If they ask a question about "weaknesses" just try to come up with something that would be a positive-like trying to do too much...makes you sound like a hard worker...and if you take on alot of responsibility, you're good at organizing your time to get things done...

Stuff like that. I'm sure you'll do fine. Just be yourself, and try to show them you've got a brain in your head, and you're willing to learn things that you don't know.

Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2000, 06:06 PM   #9
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Well guys thanks for all your suggestions. It went really well i think. He said i had about a 70-80 percent chance of a job. and will call either friday or monday. But he gave me the percent before i told him i loved snowboards and was really good around bikes. So i think i'm pretty good. Mod money might be on the way! Hopefully
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