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!
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.
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.
This post has been edited by xclite: 17 June 2010 - 06:36 AM
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
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.
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.
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.