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job interview advice needed

Discussion in 'Jobs Forum' started by fins4o8, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac FTW!

    Nov 25, 2007
    A buddy of mine is trying to get me in as a temp Network Tech at his work place, a local community college (CC). The guy I'm hopefully replacing abruptly put in his resignation (1 week notice) to start his own consulting business and so far I'm the only candidate that has put in a resume. So, they need to find a replacement by next week, so their situation is working towards my favor. My buddy is asking his manager for major favors to get me the temp job & his manager has major pull within the school district.

    I have some issue's which I need feedback & advice on.

    First, I just now realized I emailed an old resume to the CC's District Director. There is a year's worth of consulting/side jobs I left out. Now, I know why I haven't gotten any response to job's I have applied for. I'm not sure what to do. Do I admit fault if I get an interview and look incompetent or do I BS why my last job on my resume is back in 2009?

    Secondly, I'm bi-polar (found out in 2009) & been off my meds for more than a month due my old meds not working & financial difficulties. If I were to get an interview, the interview will revolve around customer service (CS) skills & scenarios which I admit I'm not confident & having low self-esteem due to being bi-polar.

    They will most likely ask me how I do with irate end-users & how I go about solving those issues. Only thing that comes to mind is I be patient, listen & smile while talking to them. If they become offensive, I ask them to talk to my manager & try to avoid confrontation with them.

    I have been lucky & really never ran into major irate end-users blowing up on me but I have had one end-user which became offensive & I basically told him he was being offensive and I was insulted by his comment & behavior. He quickly calmed down & apologize for his behavior.

    Lastly, I don't know what to say for strength's and weakness outside of tech skill. I have done some googling & they said don't mention the usual: I'm a hard-worker, dedicated, quick learner, etc...

    Any feedback or advice is much appreciated. I recently had to do a last minute moved back to CA from VA and I wasted majority of my savings, which wasn't much to begin with. So, I really need this job.

  2. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh

    Nov 27, 2007
    Wear a tie and jacket.
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  3. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac FTW!

    Nov 25, 2007
    i plan to but still don't know how to explain me sending old resume without looking bad & hurting my chances of getting the job.
  4. RickyBobby

    RickyBobby VIP DIY

    Sep 22, 2009
    Palm beach
    If your this nervous about it Im sure they would be able to tell if your BSing. Just tell them the truth and how long has it been since you mailed it? I would just be honest. Are you qualified?
  5. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    -Don't psych yourself out beforehand, chances are good they WANT to hire you ASAP.

    -The additional experience can be helpful IF you can casually mention it and the need to amend your resume'.

    If you are not comfortable with that, then do not bring it up.

    -More than likely the interviewer will look on the situation and ask themselves "if I were a customer with an issue, would I want this guy helping me" and just work from that point of view.

    -If you are asked what your strengths are outside of the Tech field, be sure to mention that you collect midget porn and have 300 copies of Lolita*

    *Do not say that
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  6. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

    Nov 13, 2009
  7. eric

    eric New Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    update your resume
    bring an updated copy with you, or send it in ahead of time.
    if asked about the gap in employment or why you sent an incomplete resume, tell them you've been too busy with the extra work load and moving and everything elsse to sit down and update it till recently.

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