1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Got an Interview on Saturday

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by greenbrucelee, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    As the title says.

    The job is for IT Field systems/Support Engineer that I asked advice on previous post http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=19212

    Not sure how it'll go and what questions they'll ask but I want to say thanks to everyone who replied to my previous post saying I should go for it.

    Should I do a little studying before I go so I can try to be more ready for any Networking questions etc.

    I just hope it goes well :eek:
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  2. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    Hard to cram for something where they could ask you ANYTHING. Personally, it's my belief that if you're well-suited for the job, you'll be able to answer those questions without having to cram for them ahead of time. In other words, if the job is meant to be yours, you'll get it... and if you don't, then it probably wasn't the best job for you at the time. :)

    Best of luck, GBL!!!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    Good luck GBL. Remember, kick butt...take names. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  4. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheers Guys :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    1,479
    54
    112
    I never worried about answering tech questions (unless I was going for a specific role) as if I didn't know the answer its pretty pointless and obvious you'll be blagging!

    Non-tech answers like, give me an example of working in a team, when you solved a problem, when you had to do conflict resolution..... etc. where do you want the job to go. A good one is what is your salary expectation......... always good to find what the "market rate is" and be vague with your answer.

    Try this Linky
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  6. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheer Derkit, thanks for the link too :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  7. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    3,661
    106
    167
    Way to keep on digging GBL. If an old, crippled up guy like me can finally find may into IT, you can too. My experience ought to be the light shining at the end of the tunnel, that's not just another train coming, for all you guys. :)

    Seriously, with all the red flags that employers look at that applied to me, and I still finally made it, it means that if you young bucks will study and learn fundamentals you'll find your job in a lot less time than I did. It won't be easy, but you won't job hunt for two years either.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  8. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheers Mate :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    4,140
    58
    214
    Like BM says, it's difficult to know what to learn. Just be yourself and be honest. Make sure you come across as being Keen and motivated and a team player.

    Don't forget to tell them what certs you have and the fact that you have been doing it in your own free time. This shows commitment!

    It might be an idea to do a little research on the company, should they ask that immortal question why do you want to work for us!

    Questions I have been asked were:-

    What are your strengths and weakness? Make sure you keep it positive such as my weakness is I conscientious about doing a good job and this sometimes slows me down!

    It maybe they won't ask you those questions, but in all the different interviews I have been to. It always came up!

    Good Luck GBL:biggrin 8)
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  10. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheers mate :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  11. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    4,009
    186
    209
    Congrats GBL, and good luck in the interview :biggrin let us know how you get on
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    Good Stuff dude, good luck on the interview.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  13. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154
    Try to relax in the interview and if you don't know the answer to a question say you be more than keen to research on that area. This would prove to the potential employer that you show initiative and enthusiasm. Lastly, just be yourself and smile when as and when appropriate. Best wishes.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  14. jodsclass

    jodsclass Byte Poster

    170
    3
    39
    Don't forget to tell them that you have a very stong IT support network of friends which you willa also bring to the role (certforums). After my last interview (job where I have been for past 15 months) I asked the interviewer (director of the company) what swung the interview, and he said it was my willingness to accept I don't know everything, and my determination to plug any and all gaps which emerge in my knowledge. He also said that he loved the fact that I openly admitted using friends in forums for advice, and said that it was a support network he would love to adopt.

    There you have it, maybe somewhat illegible that spiel, but hey, I'm beat.

    Good luck in your interview mate
     
    Certifications: BSc IT & Web Development
    WIP: MSc Advanced Computing, Oracle Cert
  15. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheers for the support guys and gals :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  16. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

    594
    8
    64
    Good luck mate, got ur foot in the door and now its time to impress.
     
    Certifications: MCP,MCDST,MCSA
    WIP: CCA
  17. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    6,199
    125
    199
    Bets of luck! 8)
     
  18. dominoe

    dominoe Nibble Poster

    88
    1
    19
    All the best for the interview, just relax and be your self
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: MTA
  19. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    14,283
    254
    329
    Cheers for the support guys :D

    Just spent £150 today on a new suit, shirt and shoes in the sale in Debenhams since my only other suit don't fit no more, I seem to have got two sizes bigger since I last wore it.

    So I hope I get the job.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  20. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    5,763
    35
    174
    Cut out the pies and doughnuts :twisted:
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009

Share This Page

Loading...