intense job interview tomorrow...

mclovin

Well-Known Member
#1
now you all know what i 'used' to be like, well tomorrow i have an interview with my district manager about promoting me to operations manager at my store.

he has a history of not liking me, probably because how i used to be like 2 years ago, very inconsistent. i've been perfect since then but he's still very much hesitant and going to
'grill me' tomorrow at 2 pm (my store manager told me).

any tips? i know there are some obvious ones, but if i nail this job i can move out on my own and it'd be huge. i work at sports authority btw, atm i'm senior sales.

he knows i'm well liked and wants to make sure people will respect me (i know they will but i think i need to say something like i have a line, and it wont be crossed)

any advice is VERY WELCOME up until the deadline before i leave at 1 o''clock tomorrow
 

kaM

The 47 Ronin
#2
Try to replace words like um with things like however. Don't give a Miss America speech where he looks at you like wtf is he talking about.
 

mclovin

Well-Known Member
#3
Try to replace words like um with things like however. Don't give a Miss America speech where he looks at you like wtf is he talking about.
thanks, if i get it, you and the other washingtonians are coming to a bowling night in lynwood, i still got them 40 tokens to spend on arcade games u guys.

also more asap. i really appreciate anything thrown in
 

Hunter

The 47 Ronin
#4
Just be yourself :)
Don't be someone else, eventually they will find out anyway.

I am in the same situation. My new boss is asking me to send him a salary justification letter because he's asking for a 40% salary increase for me. Too good to be true, hopefully it will go thru...
 

mclovin

Well-Known Member
#5
Just be yourself :)
Don't be someone else, eventually they will find out anyway.

I am in the same situation. My new boss is asking me to send him a salary justification letter because he's asking for a 40% salary increase for me. Too good to be true, hopefully it will go thru...
wooow. yeah. my sales manager, and store manager are vouching for me, when my district manager never thought i'd be anything ever. really.

salary justification letter seems much harder in my opinion... i'm much easier in an interview situation (still i get nervous as hell, and i can say the wrong things)
 

mclovin

Well-Known Member
#6
it's just mainly going not my way, because when i first started for the company, i was usually high on benzo's and stupid... i got numbers but i missed a lot of days of work

then i switched stores; got help; and i've been flawless ever since. only problem is, the one store manager i had at the store, was made a district manager of our southern half. burn.
 

SlaVe

The 47 Ronin
#7
well. i know this old friend that has like 100% track record for getting hired first day. she is a very credible and sophisticated PornStar. and if you want,maybe i could ask her a few pointers on gettin through it Quick and Painlessly?
:spit:
 

v.Kamikaze

47R|Source Division
The 47 Ronin
#9
hey, thug jacked my line! :p

keep calm, be confident... don't just tell him you've changed, show him by your demeanor and eagerness for this new position. ask good questions and be professional. think before you SPOKE!
 
#10
you are in sales. sell yourself to your company. if all you do is convince people to buy shit all day and you are good at it, it should be no problem for you to sell yourself on this promotion. coming from a ex department manager for five years in sales. maybe talk about your focus on continuous improvement for your store or company as a whole. sound professional obviously but more importantly, be sure of yourself. don't say things like, "i think i will or i think i can." You want to say that you know you can do this and you know you can improve that. talk about the type of sales team you would like to build and how you might mentor them to hit certain sales goals. talk about your aspirations to grow within the company and how you would achieve it.

I would say I basically was doing the same thing as you for five years and that experience in middle/upper management can get you a lot of places. I am now a production supervisor and run a 30 million dollar production floor. I got there mostly with hard work and being better than the next guy but almost ten years of management/supervisor experience in a sales setting also helped. Most importantly, be yourself. If you are so much more mature and have changed so much, it should be a no brainer for this guy to promote you.

People can change and they can be rewarded for it. I have my very own employees who have proven it to me and I have personally promoted them and given them nice raises because of their merit. If you don't get the promotion though, don't let it ruin you. Keep working just as hard and another opportunity will present itself within the company or maybe you may move somewhere else. Life is long and full of strange twists and turns.
 
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