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    job interview cometh

    At some point tomorrow I may well be an ICT Trainee technician with a lot of luck.
    I’ve been looking through the questions and trying to find the best opening for best and worse question which is “why do you want to work here?”

    The best I can come up with is:

    I have worked in the school environment just over a year now and have been volunteering as the role of ICT technician for around 5-6 months. I saw the trainee job and decided that this would be the best way start progressing with a career in ICT; I believe that this school or any other would provide a stable work environment for me. Both my parents are teachers which I think gives a firm understanding of schools atmosphere. I enjoy working with kids I feel it is my job to secure that they get most out the technology provided I will do my best to support there needs within the confines of the school. I worked in two schools a primary and a secondary each work in there own way. I worked in a team in the secondary school so I’m no stranger to working with people but I can work individually as I learned to in the primary school. I get on well with staff in both schools so sometimes I would be asked for specifically, I’m no stranger to be on hand in a classroom as support.

    What do you think guys to much to little either way i'm just trying to remember as much as possible make a good first impression.

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    That sounds great to me, absolutely nothing wrong there Maybe add a bit more of "what you can do for the employer" rather than "what they can do for you" but that's the only thing I can think of at the moment.

    On a side note: Hokage ftw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarconia View Post
    That sounds great to me, absolutely nothing wrong there Maybe add a bit more of "what you can do for the employer" rather than "what they can do for you" but that's the only thing I can think of at the moment.

    On a side note: Hokage ftw!
    Thank you i'm still diliberating over it myself i don't want to say i'm skilled in such and such. I think it might make me seem like i don't want to learn anymore perhaps i should add i'm willing to learn more hands on approach than researching. Any more suggestions would be great i go a bit brain blind and forget obvious things.

    On the side of your side note: sage mode explode ep was great.

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    I find that a lot of interviews are all about judging the interviewer and seeing if you can tick all of their boxes - boxes which happen to be different each time as each person and their respective boxes are different. Try to go with the flow but overall I'd say just be honest, most people lie and try to cover things up (such as past screw ups) in interviews, if you've ever made a mess of anything just admit to it and state that you've learnt from that mistake - most employers will be blown away by that.

    I had an interview recently for a job that I didn't expect to even get an interview for, when they asked me "why should I employ you?" I said to them "because I will help you conquer company X" which I then backed up with "I say this because I've seen the way company X has acted in the past and quite frankly it's completely dishonest and out of order". I don't think they expected that and I could've potentially shot myself in the foot there but after the way the rest of the questions had gone I thought that they could a) handle it and b) they seemed to share the sentiment. They've now asked me for some references so it can't have been too bad so just go for it!

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    Thanks for the advice again sarconia and answering the thread being honest is usually the best policy unless the question is "do you like my new hairstyle?" Best not to blag things i think just telling the way it is but i do need this damn job i need to kick start a career about 2 years ago so.

    Thanks again

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    Don't forget they might actually want to know why you want to work in THEIR school, not just A school. Do you know anything specific about the school? Results, initiatives, that sort of thing? Could be worth mentioning as a reason why you would like a job there rather than anywhere else?

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    I'm attempting to also just cutting it down to bullet points. so far
    * enjoyed working secondary edu
    * Great training experience to become specialist in ICT (technology college)
    * first step on the ladder
    * keen to use degree skills

    thanks witch

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