I have a job interview tomorrow...

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Meril
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06 Mar 2015, 9:26 pm

It's for a camp. I'm nervous. I am worried that I will have trouble answering questions on the spot. Though I have had a job before I didn't really have to interview. They needed someone, and I had apparently written an impressive email so it was kinda just making arrangements. I write better than I talk, and I am worried that half of my words will be "umm..." or something similar. My processing is kinda slow sometimes and am worried about my speed on the questions they ask especially with the stress. Adults generally like me and find me to be the "good kid" type, but I am worried that I will not seem that way on the spot. I am particularly worried they will ask a question that requires me to talk about my social difficulties like "What do you think will be the hardest part of this job" (minimal alone time, not good at self advocating ect.), and that they won't think that I'm a good fit because of it. Any advice or re-assurance would be very appreciated! Thanks! 8O :?



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06 Mar 2015, 9:30 pm

Good luck on your interview.

If I were you, I would not state that "I would like to be alone" or that you're "not good at self-advocating." I wish I knew you, so I could think about "weaknesses" which would not sabotage you.

You should state that you are always open to learning new things, and that you love kids, and that this job will assist you in your ultimate career of working with kids.



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09 Mar 2015, 5:27 am

think of a lot of usable answers beforehand, so you only have to select one during the interview, rather than creating one on the spot.

also, if asked for weaknesses, bend some strengths into it, like "i feel i cannot give every child the attention it deserves, i dont want to choose favourites". it's cheezy, but 'everyone' does it like that



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09 Mar 2015, 9:19 am

izzeme wrote:
also, if asked for weaknesses, bend some strengths into it


Even summer camps are doing behavioral interviews now? This is a scary trend. I'm seeing the return of the polygraph in 3-5 years at this rate.



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10 Mar 2015, 4:04 pm

How did it go?



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26 May 2015, 1:07 am

I know it's been awhile, but to answer aradesh: I got the job! Thanks!



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26 May 2015, 6:01 am

Excellent, Meril!

I knew you could do it!

Did you do well in school as well?