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Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:29 PM

I'm actually nervous, I haven't had to go for an interview in years and I've got one tomorrow! I just emailed these guys from craigslist about their job opening and they responded 30 minutes later asking me to come in for the interview!

Dudes, I'm nervous.

Nextgear Solutions is whom I am referring to. http://www.d-a-s-h.net/index.html

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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:52 PM

Excellent news! What kind of job is this?
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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

The best thing you can do is come prepared, confident and eager. Bring a legal pad and notebook or something to write on, along with a copy of your resume and references. In addition, think about the hard questions they'll ask and how you can answer them in regards to the position you are applying for, or at least to highlight your character. They'll probably ask about your biggest mistake and how you handled it, your strengths, etc., in addition to your qualifications. The latter is probably the easiest to answer if you are qualified. Talk about technologies, but if you aren't talking to someone with technical experience, keep it simple but not insulting. Also, try to make a personal connection with your interviewer. If it comes down to you and someone else, the personal connection can make all the difference.

Good luck with your interview. :) Let us know how it goes.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:54 PM

Well they didn't specify the details of the job YET, I'll find out at 2pm tomorrow. But I believe I'll be doing some PHP development, or C#.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:44 PM

Congratulations, man. Always glad to hear about DICers doing well. :)
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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:08 PM

Congrats!


It had never occurred to me to look for work on Craigslist. Low and behold there was an opening. We shall see how it goes.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:36 AM

I looked for a while - a lot of times I didn't have the 235235 qualifications. One time I did, and the guy was running a company in Cali and wanted me to redesign the website he had for free, as my bid for an unpaid internship. Waste of my time (I also am not a web developer, so it was a lost cause anyway). Glad to hear you guys are finding things.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:52 AM

I was digging a little deeper into the company last night (Trying to prepare myself ;) ) and this is actually the guys I would be working for if all goes well.

http://www.bigshift.net/

They are looking for someone with construction experience (Me), interest in new technologies that can also code(Me), with some technical support skills (Me).

It's a fairly small company (from what I could find), I believe it's less that 30 people right now but is growing big time. Which is awesome, because if I get my foot in the door while it's small and do as well as I know I can then I could have the potential to stake a claim in a pretty nice position before it blows up :D

They are in the restoration industry, and with the oil spill and the major flooding in the states they are getting their name out there. Restoration and technology are two things I know a great deal about, so I fit their position to a T.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:58 AM

Sounds like an excellent and exciting opportunity. I sometimes wish I had an unrelated skill that would allow me to get a foot in a different industry, but when I try to decide which industry that would be, I can't come up with any ideas.
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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:09 AM

Im leary of Craigslist - simply for the fact is a breeding ground for criminals.

Edit - at least around here that's how it is.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

I think I spoke too soon. Red flags started popping up. Why would three different recruiting/staffing agencies all have the same posting? That's weird.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:22 AM

And recruiters lol
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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:29 AM

Yeah I just took a stab at this posting on Craigslist for shits and giggles, I'm not too fond of it either. But it turned out ok :)
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Re: Holy *^$, an interview!

Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:38 AM

View PostKYA, on 17 June 2010 - 08:11 AM, said:

Why would three different recruiting/staffing agencies all have the same posting? That's weird.

Probably because that's what was supplied to them by their client and they didn't bother to change it much/at all. Companies will often list the same opening with multiple staffing agencies, which will in turn post nearly identical job listings on all the big sites. You see the same thing on Monster, CareerBuilder, etc. Makes it a pain for job hunters, because you're often not sure whether or not two listings are actually for the same job.

Personally, I've had pretty good luck job hunting on Craigslist. That's actually how I found my current job. If nothing else, it's turned up better leads than most recruiters I've talked to. Granted, there's a lot of crap posted there as well, but if it can be a useful resource once you filter that out.
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:27 PM

Yea, a lot of times staffing agencies will ask you if you're currently talking to anyone else about a job with the same title or close to the same description.
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