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  1. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    Don't want to go into to much detail yet however I have an interview coming up and apart of it is in a group and I am sooo nervous as I am very shy and don't if I am going to be able to speak up in front of a group of strangers,:sick: I have never had an interview before and my sister got knocked back from a uni interview for being shy as they thought her shyness was lack of interest.:sad2: If it was a 1-1 interview I wouldn't feel so bad.
     
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  3. tennisfan

    tennisfan <font color=blue>Was told off for sliding down the Moderator

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    Good luck, try to imagine that it is just you in the room. I'm quite shy until I know people. I was very quiet when I went on Station with my new job but now I have found my feet & give as good as I get from some of the others.

    In this day it is very rare to get 1 on 1 interviews most are panel or group. i'm not trying to scare you just prepare as best you can.

    I hated interviews but the best one I had was for the ambulance service which is who I now work for, the 2 guys who interviewed put me at ease, had a laugh & a joke & that really helped.

    Try & research about the job/company you are interviewing for, the is a question that is bound to come up is What do you know about such & such? it shows that you are really interested in the job, many people do not think to do this! & most of all try & be yourself and not scared of what the others will think of you.
     
  4. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    i understand how you feel, best of luck :hug:
     
  5. craigs bride

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    good luck ......!! im also shy with things like this so cant really offer any good advice !
     
  6. jjk

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    wishing you the best of luck :wizard::hug:
     
  7. Pinky166

    Pinky166 <font color=deeppink>a little on the OCD side<br><

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    Good luck. :wizard:
     
  8. Trilli-magic

    Trilli-magic Mouseketeer

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    Good luck I hope it goes well for you :)
     
  9. Gaynor

    Gaynor DIS Veteran

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    Good Luck!
    Do you have any Bach's Rescue Remedy? I find it really calms my nerves in situations like that.
     
  10. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm Moderator

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    :wizard: Good Luck Claire :wizard:
     
  11. shellbell

    shellbell <font color=teal>When it rains, it pours</font><fo

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    Good luck:hug::hug:
     
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    Good Luck Claire.....hope it goes well.
     
  13. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    I'm shy so I know just how you feel. :upsidedow Good luck, hope it goes really well :wizard::wizard::wizard:
     
  14. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    Good luck Claire :hug:
    I find this too.
     
  15. gemmybear83

    gemmybear83 <font color=royalblue>I would blame it all on Bob<

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    Good luck :goodvibes I always google search interview questions and prepare answers for basically every type of question - particulary the tricky ones like "What would you say is one of your weaknesses" so I feel really prepared.

    When I left uni I had to have a few panel/group/assessment centre interviews and in both my jobs I have had since uni I had to presentations - I just try to look at them as a positive thing, that I am practising giving presentations and look forward to feedback I get back to improve for the future :thumbsup2

    My uni had a really good careers department - where you could have mock interviews/panels etc? I found that really helpful :goodvibes
     
  16. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    We have this type of interview where I work - it isn't always the most vocal/confident person who gets the job. I would rather work with a person who was a little shy than someone who was overbearing. Smile, be interested, and knowledgeable about the job and everything will be fine. Good luck!:goodvibes
     
  17. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    Thanks everyone, Its a Post Graduate course that I am applying for which invoves on the job training with children. I had my interview and it was not as bad as I thought as they split us up into small groups for the interview, also had to do a written assessment on a question about working with children. Which ever way the outcome goes at least now have some experience of interviews now. I am hopeing to be able to get a job in the public centre hopefully in a surestart childrens centre.
     
  18. tennisfan

    tennisfan <font color=blue>Was told off for sliding down the Moderator

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    Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as what you thought it was going to be. Interview experience is vital but i'm sure you did fine with this one:goodvibes
     
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    I am glad it was not as bad as you thought and hope for a successful outcome but in any case you got to be interviewed and have that experience under your belt come what may.:thumbsup2
     
  20. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

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    Thanks, hopefully I will hear back soon, however I am more nervous about my degree results now, I am feeling sick about it all the time, and the longer I wait the more I convince my self that I have failed.:sick:
     
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    It is an awful thing worry, nothing anyone will say will change that horrible feeling but even if you do fail it isn't the worse thing that can happen.:goodvibes You've done your best that is all anyone can ask and have a pat on your back for a job well done. :goodvibes
     

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