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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2017 - 03:26 PM

I got a job interview at a lawn mower dealership tomorrow. I'm nervous I never worked for anyone other than the diesel shop for a few months. A steady paycheck would be nice. 


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 03:36 PM

Good luck. I hope it all works out good in your favor. Be yourself not someone that you aren't or that you think they want.


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 03:46 PM

during the interview make sure you notice the bosses family vacation photo hanging on the wall and tell him his wife is reallllllly pretttttty, works every time!
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Posted June 19, 2017 - 03:59 PM

Good luck!


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 04:19 PM

during the interview make sure you notice the bosses family vacation photo hanging on the wall and tell him his wife is reallllllly pretttttty, works every time!


Or his 18 year old daughter!

On a serious note. Good luck!

Be your self. Speak clearly. Think about their questions and answer clearly. Dont be overly nervous. Be honest about what you know and what you can and can't do!
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Posted June 19, 2017 - 05:15 PM

Good Luck!!!!
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Posted June 19, 2017 - 05:22 PM

Don't wear his competiter's T-shirt!


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 05:46 PM

during the interview make sure you notice the bosses family vacation photo hanging on the wall and tell him his wife is reallllllly pretttttty, works every time!

Oh yeah...The boss will think you are trying to hit on his wife and not hire you cause the last guy he fired was messing with her!


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 06:00 PM

Do some research on the shop. Do they have complaints for mistreating employees or customers. Talk to some former employees but don't fully believe them either. Will you have to provide a tool chest? Too many things disappear in shops. Good Luck, I hope it all works out well for you. Rick

 

BTW Don't get into any politically incorrect discussions. I told an interviewer that my best job ever was as an Army Combat Engineer Officer, she was horrified. I didn't get that job.


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 06:47 PM

during the interview make sure you notice the bosses family vacation photo hanging on the wall and tell him his wife is reallllllly pretttttty, works every time!

 

To close the deal make sure and ask if she'll be at the company picnic and when it is.

 

Good luck with the interview.  Make sure you're on time.



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Posted June 19, 2017 - 08:18 PM

look the interviewer right in the eye. And be straight out Pro. And the jobs yours!


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Posted June 20, 2017 - 05:20 AM

GOOD LUCK !!!


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Posted June 20, 2017 - 07:52 AM

Good Luck!

 

If you were here in NY you'd get a job in a heart beat, all our dealers here are hurting for people who actually show up and want to work!

I'm good friends with many of them and they all are constantly looking for help, no one wants to work anymore!


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Posted June 20, 2017 - 08:26 AM

I'm re thinking it because it almost a hour away from my house.


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Posted June 20, 2017 - 09:20 AM

Good Luck!

If you were here in NY you'd get a job in a heart beat, all our dealers here are hurting for people who actually show up and want to work!
I'm good friends with many of them and they all are constantly looking for help, no one wants to work anymore!


do they pay more than minimum wage?

Edited by jabelman, June 20, 2017 - 09:20 AM.

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