"I never worked a day in my life.
It's not work when you love what you're doing."

-David Shakarian (founder of General Nutrition, Inc.)
GNC

Interview Information

Three Things
They're Looking For
What They Ask
vs
What They Want To Know
9 Ways To
Blow An Interview

3 MAIN THINGS INTERVIEWERS LOOK FOR:

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Examples of questions that probe your past behavior in jobs, in classes, in group projects, in extracurricular activities or even with roommates
What they ask What they're looking for
Give me a specific example of something you did that helped build enthusiasm in others. Leadership skills
Tell me about a difficult situation when it was desirable for you to keep a positive attitude. What did you do? Stress management skills
Give me an example of a time you had to make an important decision. How did you make the decision? How does it affect you today? Decision-making skills
Give me an example of a time you had to persuade other people to take action. Were you successful? Leadership skills
Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult person. How did you handle the situation? "People" skills
Tell me about a time you had to handle multiple responsibilities. How did you organize the work you needed to do? Time management skills

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9 WAYS THAT 9 REAL PEOPLE BLEW 9 REAL INTERVIEWS

  1. Dozed off and started snoring during the interview.

  2. Wore a Walkman and said she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.

  3. Challenged the interviewer to arm-wrestle.

  4. Said if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.

  5. Interrupted the interview to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions.

  6. Brought her large dog to the interview.

  7. Abruptly excused himself, then, returned to office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.

  8. Chewed bubble gum and blew bubbles.

  9. Stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.

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David Eric Friedman
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