April 8, 2008 at 12:00 am #2418
Well I am heading back to work (hopefully) and have an interview next Wednesday. I have researched the company and am adequately qualified for the job but havent had an interview since my last job 5 years ago!!!!! My main stump is the question: What are your bad points???? What do I say!! everybody says "ooh I’m a perfectionist". Any advice would be brilliant. I just dont know who to turn to! I am nervous and really really want this job!!
looking forward to the responses.April 8, 2008 at 7:38 am #58894libbyMember
Just relax and enjoy it
Your bad points could be how perfect you need everything to be.
Keep asking questions about the company, be really interested
agree to extra education – if you need it
I do a lot of interviewing.
Be yourself… / Be comfartable
Cann’t wait to hear how you get on?April 8, 2008 at 7:45 am #58897
Thanks! I have been researching the company. There is a bit to go on there.
The Perfectionist thing is probably my best bet.
I’ll be finding out on the day (tomorrow) as they are agressive hirers so watch this space.
xApril 8, 2008 at 8:52 am #58900Jenny!!!Member
😀 good luck copycatzApril 8, 2008 at 11:32 am #58923ed1Participant
best of luck copycatz 🙂April 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm #58945MNGMember
Hi CopyCatz 🙂
Good Luck to your job interview!April 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm #58975GismoMember
Good luck copycatz…fingers and toes crossed for youApril 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm #58996AnonymousInactive
On the bad points thing, also try and throw in a genuine bad point that would not affect you ability to do your job and note that you are always working to improve yourself. eg: If everything you do is going to be on computer, mention that your handwriting is terrible but you make an effort to keep it neat when taking notes or something! Or that your maths is bad but you are brain training!
A bit of honesty and self awareness always sounds better than too much talking yourself up so long as you are sure there is no way these bad points could cost you the job; and if you do get the job, your credibility will be good from the start.
Best of luck and let us know how it goes.April 9, 2008 at 2:48 pm #59099DinomumMember
Best of luck with the interview….If you can get someone to practise typical interview questions, or even to run through your cv with them it will help, sometimes it can help to say it outloud and get used to the sound of your answers. Have you checked out any of the job websites like irishjobs.ie or monster.ie, they usually have helpful tips and interview suggestions. Most importantly, as was said before, dont panic and be yourself ! 😀April 9, 2008 at 2:55 pm #59104
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
First of all thanks a million everyone for all your comments, each one was so helpful!!
I didn’t get asked my good and bad points in the end! Typical.
But I did chat to myself in front of the mirror last night and my mum did a mock interview with me too. I also checked out Monster.ie’s tips for interviews and that was great!
They offered the job on the spot so I was like Gene Kelly dancing back to the car (without the rain!)
THANKS AGAIN!! You are all legends, so kind!April 9, 2008 at 3:01 pm #59105DinomumMember
Well done you !!! Congrats 😀April 9, 2008 at 3:07 pm #59106AnonymousInactive
😀 😀April 9, 2008 at 4:19 pm #59111GismoMember
Well done copy catz do they need anymore employees 😆 looking for new part time jobApril 9, 2008 at 4:24 pm #59112Jenny!!!Member
ah thats great, congratulations. 😀April 9, 2008 at 4:32 pm #59113scole1Member
ah that’s great catz delighted for ya…..oh thrilled that’s brill…when ya starting…..
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