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Interview

Got my first interview in about 15 years tomorrow. Had various promotions that have required "interviews" but in reality they were already agreed and just ticking boxes. Tomorrow is a completely different ball park, even though its the same company, it is a complete career change.

Feel pretty prepared but already nervous, which has shaken me as haven't had that feeling for a long time. Any tips from anyone who had done this more recently than 2005 .

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Citizen (U22721)
posted 16 minutes ago
I have been a best man twice and public speaking in front of crowds is a nightmare, I couldn’t imagine it in a professional setting where necking a pint and a glass of champagne for courage wouldn’t be the best choice.
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I'm generally ok as long as I am prepared. Done a few meetings in front of a good 100-150 people at work but the key there is that I am fully confident in what I am doing. This would be trying to impress people on something that I have very little experience with and even if I am well rehearsed, will have that element of "this may not be right"... which will cause me issues.

posted 2 weeks ago

Well good luck all the same.

posted 2 weeks ago

Facking hell, too many advices for a bin job interview 🤣🤣

comment by Ace (U22467)

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Citizen (U22721)
posted 28 minutes ago
I have been a best man twice and public speaking in front of crowds is a nightmare, I couldn’t imagine it in a professional setting where necking a pint and a glass of champagne for courage wouldn’t be the best choice.
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Never bothered me for some reason. Had to do a fair amount of that sort of thing for work, not so much any more. Been a best man a few times, biggest was in the Maritime Museum at Greenwich in front of about 200, 50% of who were American, but thankfully it went down well. Do it more through footy coaching these days. I think public speaking is all about prep, as long as you know your subject matter well it’s fine - I think it’s more nerve wracking if you’re winging it and worried about getting found out. My missus has presented at conferences in Vegas, Barcelona etc. She gets proper nervous about it but always smashes it, the audience would have no idea how jittery she is underneath.

posted 2 weeks ago

More than happy at professional presentations- I’m a vet who has delivered more than 100+ presentations without any issue whatsoever.
However the father of the bride speech a couple of years ago? Almost crashed and burned!! Glad I’d written it all out in full!!!
Hope you got the job Rob 👍

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 41 minutes ago
comment by Citizen (U22721)
posted 28 minutes ago
I have been a best man twice and public speaking in front of crowds is a nightmare, I couldn’t imagine it in a professional setting where necking a pint and a glass of champagne for courage wouldn’t be the best choice.
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Never bothered me for some reason. Had to do a fair amount of that sort of thing for work, not so much any more. Been a best man a few times, biggest was in the Maritime Museum at Greenwich in front of about 200, 50% of who were American, but thankfully it went down well. Do it more through footy coaching these days. I think public speaking is all about prep, as long as you know your subject matter well it’s fine - I think it’s more nerve wracking if you’re winging it and worried about getting found out. My missus has presented at conferences in Vegas, Barcelona etc. She gets proper nervous about it but always smashes it, the audience would have no idea how jittery she is underneath.
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That’s like my wife, she’s a bag of nerves when presenting information to department heads and education heads but once she’s got her power outfit and face on she’s a total professional.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by The Mighty Tottenham Hotspur. (U7858)
posted 27 minutes ago
More than happy at professional presentations- I’m a vet who has delivered more than 100+ presentations without any issue whatsoever.
However the father of the bride speech a couple of years ago? Almost crashed and burned!! Glad I’d written it all out in full!!!
Hope you got the job Rob 👍
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You're a vet. Or you're like a veteran at delivering speeches?

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

How did it go?

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Troy'sTanguyTanganga (U6468)
posted 17 seconds ago
How did it go?
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Alright I guess. Could have gone better but definitely could have gone worse. A lack of experience may go against me as there are couple of others doing second interviews this week and the next stage would be delivering a "pitch/presentation" so I'll find out if I have got that that stage middle of next week.

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