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09-21-2012 12:59 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by irrballsac View Post
As a person who frequently interviews people for jobs/ hands out applications for positions, and has to converse with people during the applying process... The big things I would suggest, because they bother me, is make sure you're dressed nicely, well groomed(and bathed), come prepared with pens, and if possible references/ a resume. If someone is coming to me and doesn't have one of those things, i'll usually over look it, but if multiple or all of them are missing, you can practically kiss your chances goodbye.


**added note, silence your phone, or dont bring it with you**
duly noted. However, while not my first rodeo, this one is different from the traditional interview. Im going in for the first time with said reference (while he purchases something specifically from owner) and i am going to first talk to him and ask him then. So dressing up in interview attire would be rediculous. However it will still be very important to look presentable, well groomed and approachable. Bringing at least a resume with just in case is a very very good idea. Thanks for the suggestion. Ill build one specificially for this "meeting" just to be prepared. But in the end who knows, maybe the guy doesn't need any part time help at all. But if there is a chance i am going to attempt to jump on it.
09-21-2012 12:41 AM
irrballsac As a person who frequently interviews people for jobs/ hands out applications for positions, and has to converse with people during the applying process... The big things I would suggest, because they bother me, is make sure you're dressed nicely, well groomed(and bathed), come prepared with pens, and if possible references/ a resume. If someone is coming to me and doesn't have one of those things, i'll usually over look it, but if multiple or all of them are missing, you can practically kiss your chances goodbye.


**added note, silence your phone, or dont bring it with you**
09-20-2012 10:06 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
One thing over looked that is real key to any shop. Don't do meth!
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
So I've heard, stopped for gas there once scared me got back in drove to Utah.


Just dont go more than 200 miles from boise, and you are fine! Im pretty sure snowolf gave the same review of idaho a while ago...stopped for gas, copious amounts of meth heads and skin heads, got the fuck out. Go Idaho!

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Originally Posted by DaToast View Post
What shop are you trying to get hired at? There is a couple of really good shops in Boise that I use to go to a lot and know some of the people there.
McU Sports.
09-19-2012 11:29 PM
DaToast What shop are you trying to get hired at? There is a couple of really good shops in Boise that I use to go to a lot and know some of the people there.
09-19-2012 11:06 PM
bseracka Damn it, stop stealing matches and lighter fluid. Oh, wait... you're trying to get a job not make meth
09-19-2012 08:36 PM
BurtonAvenger So I've heard, stopped for gas there once scared me got back in drove to Utah.
09-19-2012 08:24 PM
ShredLife
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
One thing over looked that is real key to any shop. Don't do meth!
dude, he's in Idaho - they're all methheads over there.
09-19-2012 07:50 PM
BurtonAvenger One thing over looked that is real key to any shop. Don't do meth!
09-19-2012 07:07 PM
IdahoFreshies Thanks for all for all or the great replies!


Im pretty much hearing what I generally assumed were the key points. I will certainly review and learn the products they carry. I want this job to get as much experience as possible, so i would be the exact opposite of the generic shop douche kid.

I work retail now and certainly understand the value and levels of importance of customer service, and how word of mouth is the most important advertising, and that to the web is the brick and mortar shop's biggest enemy. I certainly am able to show passion for the job and the industry, so I have that covered. I would consider myself good at interviews, and am very confident.

I have the enthusiasm aspect covered, interview/confidence covered, customer service covered, and have some knowledge covered.


The one question I still have is what to say/ways to highlight skills to show my ability to make the guy money, which is of course an important thing to a shop owner, hiring an employee that can actually make him money. How do I give him cofidence in my ability to make him money other than my natural out going friendly nature and good people skills.
09-16-2012 11:08 AM
DrnknZag
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
When you get hired do us all a favor: learn about your products and the products you don't carry, an informed sales person is not only helpful but builds repeat customers even if you don't make the initial sale; for the love of all that is good and holy don't be a brotard
^^THIS. Except I'd recommend you show the owner that you know the product BEFORE you get hired.
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