Well, now

It occurs to me that I really suck at interviews.


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At 2/09/2006 12:30 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A result of too many Heinekens perhaps?



At 2/09/2006 12:47 am , Blogger Tym said...

It's not Thursday night yet :P

Actually, I haven't had a drink since Sunday, so I can't blame my shoddy performance on anything other than myself.

At 2/09/2006 12:52 am , Blogger cour marly said...


S'okay, we all have to endure one of those in our working lives. Read interview guides - sounds terrible but it helps give you ideas. Think of what you want to tell the interviewer - and look for openings to segue into it.

I hate the interview process!!

At 2/09/2006 1:19 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

try lying.

At 2/09/2006 2:00 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't say that, Tym.

You're a pretty eloquent person and I'm sure you'll do well in your next interview.

Cour Marly is right though, and I think you already know - one has to make some measure of preparations for an interview no matter how much we hate to.

Do some homework on your prospective employers; what their organization objectives are; their culture; tell them what and how you can contribute; how you'll fit right in etc etc.

It helps.

The interviews that I've bungled (well 2, actually), I realized that I didn't do shit at all in terms of preparing for the interview. Plus I remember having late night drinks just before those interviews as well so ...

At 2/09/2006 7:39 am , Blogger limegreenspyda said...

i reckon prospective employers already know what kind of person they're going to hire. with the appropriate credentials/experience, they already have a mental picture. :\

so. all that matters is whether you fit that bill - and not so much what you say on that day. it helps not to have obvious blunders, but then again, you don't strike me as one of those tongue-tied people. :)

g'luck for the rest!

At 2/09/2006 8:30 pm , Blogger Abigael said...

Hmm ... ah nia, wanna chat?

At 2/12/2006 11:43 am , Blogger Tym said...

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions :) My problem is that I know what it takes to nail an interview; I just haven't been psyching myself properly to nail them.

I suppose I'll get better with more practice ;)


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