What was the process of finding a job like for you?

How do you answer questions like, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years", and "Why should we hire you?"

Will they tell you if you're not right for the job, or just not contact you again?

If you had you to write a resume, how did you go about doing that?

How did you look for a job?

Feel free to include any information related to work, even it it doesn't exactly answer the above questions.

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  • I found the book "What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew: 15 Minutes to a Better Interview" by Russell Tuckerton to be very helpful when I was preparing for interviews. It's good to have time to prepare for an interview and go through all the possible questions they might ask (do a simple Google search), preparing multiple anecdotes. It's a lot of work, but it's best to tailor these answers and stories for each different job you apply to. This strategy worked for me before.

    Your resume should also be tailored to the job you are applying to. It should be presented in a way that's easy for the reader to grasp information. 2 pages max. It's a good idea to always get someone else to check it before you send it out. After staring at it for a while, it's easy to miss the small typos.

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  • Theres a national shortage of truck drivers in the USA right now. Some pay very good, like over 40 an hour. UPS is great and they will train you.

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  • One word - horrible. And that is why im self employed.

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    • Do you mind my asking what you do?

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      • I own a shop and I am a shopkeeper. I sell office and school stationery as well as xerox and printing services. I do other stuff too.

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  • I just looked thru stuff on the web for jobs. The job hunt is often grueling.

    As far as answering those weird questions, I am not sure.

    Whether or not you got the job, you will likely know pretty quick.
    At the end if they say, "ok we will be in touch" then not likely. If they start talking about a second interview or anything pertaining to when you could start, then likely you are in.

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  • people call me up and ask if i wants work

    i says yes or no

    if i says yes they fly me somewhere

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  • I've never been asked those questions, but I guess they don't really pertain to my occupation (I'm a sole care nanny).

    My last job interview was a little over a week ago. I've been lazy and intentionally unemployed since mid June last year. Started seriously looking around mid Jan. Hadn't applied to any jobs yet, got an enquiry on my profile. Job sounded fucking perfect. I could probably have asked for higher pay, but I'd rather a few bucks less an hour and good people than more money.

    I got the job at the interview (technically, this week was a trial week, but I was booked in for four days next week after the first few hours of the first few day). That's happened about 4 or 5 times throughout my career. Most of the others, I've got a call back in under 4hrs. Idk how I've been so lucky, but I do try to present myself as well as possible, and I have a string of good references and a wide range of experience and certificates. There have been I think...five? jobs I've interviewed for and not got in 15 years.

    I generally get asked about my previous work, qualifications, what I've done in emergency situations, how I would deal with tantrums or inappropriate behaviour, how I would monitor outings and safe use of transport...and occasionally about my personal interests and home life.

    I can't remember writing my initial CV, I just know it's ridiculously long and I need to cut it down a bit. I think it was vaguely covered in high school, and I used a Word template. I used to have a "Parent's Handbook", loosely based on the sort of policy info documents you'd get at a daycare. I prob should still do that, but I'm super spoiled now and feel like I don't need that extra edge to look uber professional.

    I use a couple of websites to job search. I put up my profile, and parents can contact me. I also read adverts and contact parents if I think it's a job I like. This time round, I think I got 4 enquiries I flat out turned down. They did not interest me at all. In the last seven years, I've also obtained 4 part time and 2 casual client families through recommendations from families I had been already working for, as well as one other that unfortunately didn't eventuate.

    One of my references moved overseas. She cc'd me in her reply to my now current employer, and what she said was so touching, I almost cried.

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  • During interviews, I like to describe myself like i’m a story character (protagonist) and I try to give all the reasons why the protagonist is a good character and how the story is worth reading.

    I usually find work through my family members, and since I have a huge family this works pretty good.

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