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From: MSN NicknameBekka2364  (Original Message)Sent: 12/30/2008 1:05 PM
Ok so I have an interview today at noon. THANK GOD. It is a huge step down from my job at corp headquarters, BUT since my company was bought out, I now have  week left of employment so I will take this if I get it. It is at a gym. American Family, and the posting is for front desk admin support and reception. So I have two questions.
 
I have really long hair, its usually out of control curly, but I have it very straight right now. should I tie it back, or is very long but very kempt ok for an interview?
 
Second and the most important question, I was reading online to ALWAYS ask questions from a potential employer, well this is a gym...working reception...what the hell do I ask? can anyone give me any good questions
 
ok I lied I have one more, they always ask what is a weakness you have, can anyone give me one? I dont want to sound corny and say something like, my weakness is, always working too many hours. what is a good one.
 
HELP ME


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From: MSN NicknameSkeletie1Sent: 12/30/2008 2:02 PM
Bekka, to be on the "safe" side, I would tie the hair back for a nice neat appearance.
For weakness, you could say:  "probably I have a hard time saying "no"".
 
 
Some sample questions (I got these off an "employer" site): - sorry about the format:
 
What are the company's strengths and weaknesses compared to its competition?
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  1. How important does upper management consider the function of this department/position?
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  1. What is the organization's plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?
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  1. Could you explain your organizational structure?
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  1. How will my leadership responsibilities and performance be measured? By whom?
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  1. What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
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  1. Could you describe your company's management style and the type of employee who fits well with it?
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  1. What are some of the skills and abilities necessary for someone to succeed in this job?
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  1. What is the company's policy on providing seminars, workshops, and training so employees can keep up their skills or acquire new ones?
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  1. What particular computer equipment and software do you use?
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  1. What kind of work can I expect to be doing the first year?
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  1. What percentage of routine, detailed work will I encounter?
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  1. How much opportunity is there to see the end result of my efforts?
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  1. Who will review my performance? How often?
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  1. How much guidance or assistance is made available to individuals in developing career goals?
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  1. How much opportunity will I have for decision-making in my first assignment?
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  1. Can you describe an ideal employee?
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  1. What is your organization's policy on transfers to other cities?
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From: MSN NicknameLïlySent: 12/31/2008 5:48 AM
the ones I use for weakness, that are true are:
 
Miss/work into lunch
To detailed/anal.
Do not leave right at closing time.
 
Questions to ask them can be more about the role you are applying for. What are the hours, what do you expect, what other duties are included that was not listed in the ad. Who to respond to.
 
You can also ask about the company. How long have they been around or how long has the people interviewing you been around. What is the cliental/how many clients. How many people work for the company. 

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From: MSN NicknameSkeletie1Sent: 12/31/2008 1:32 PM
So Bekka, how did it go?

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