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[HELP ME] My first job interview - How to face it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sombrero, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Hello guys, this Sunday I'm going to the Doctor. :eek: But to get a job in internet marketing. This Dr. seems to unknown what a marketer do (as well as me) I know pretty much what to do, Black Hat World just opened my mind of ideas.

    I haven't work before, I make money working as Freelance, these days I have earn no money, people are not interested in my services anymore. :eek:

    My services include:
    SEO
    Social Media
    WordPress Developer
    Internet Marketing

    And I'm a litte bit tired of trying making money methods, I know is true that you can make money online but it takes time and I need money as soon as possible so I decided to get some Internet Marketing job or go the U.S. Army (easy alternative). :eek:

    I'm making my resume and preparing two references from international clients (México and Uruguay) I think is kind of tough.
    This guy also want help in his office (something that I don't want to do) help his patients in something, I don't know.

    I really don't know what exactly this guy wants, I'm going to his office this Sunday to talk about it. I made a plan to convince him that I have very creative ideas.

    My questions for you guys are:
    How to introduce myself?
    How to charge?
    How I present my resume and references?

    Do you guys think that because his a Dr. I should charge $20/hour? Don't want to take advantage but Doctors earn pretty good money.

    Any tip?
     
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    Act confident. You seem much more knowledgeable and people will naturally follow you. Introduce yourself as "Hello Dr. Kevorkian." Then he or she will go, "Hi Sombrero." Just google a few guides on common interview questions and prepare yourself for them. Charge what other people charge in your field. Usually hourly is the easiest, then you can change it later on. Bring your papers and everything in a folder with extra paper, a pen and pencil. A business card would make you look pro. Be open to all money and work on your money making methods in your free time since they take time to build up revenue.
     
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  3. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Thanks! My idea is to earn money and invest it in money making methods. :) I have not a bussines card but I'm gonna follow your advice.
     
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    dude if you need a job LIKE TODAY!

    Don't be picky, and say I don't want to do this or I don't want to do that! These days finding a job is tough!

    So my advice, swallow your pride, and just do the job!

    Peace and good luck!
     
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  5. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    yea, i think so but my main goal is not be a marketer nurse after all lol.
     
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    Don't joke around like was previous suggested. Once you get to know someone that is fine. Most doctors are very busy and over booked. That is why you have to wait an hour to see them. So, be prepared. Be professional and to the point. I assume that he is not hiring you as staff but as a contractor. So, put together an outline of what you do, how you do it and how much it costs. Use bullet points. Leave the materials with him and some references.

    GL
     
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    Find out a couple of positive and interesting facts about the doctor and the
    type of medicine he practices and causally bring them up and get him talking about them
    as much as possible. Become intently interested and let him do most of the talking without avoiding his questions either.

    He should always be talking twice as much as you because of your intelligent
    questions about his favorite topic in the entire world: HIM and what HE does! ;)
     
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    As mentioned before, be confident! It's one of the most important things in a job interview. A good thing would also be to maintain eye contact. If you avoid looking at the interviewer in the eyes it's a sign of not being confident.

    Be relaxed but NOT TOO relaxed, it's not good to cross your arms or lean back on the chair in a lazy way. If he's a doctor he's probably not into too much of chit chat so it might be good to go straight to the point, while maintaining healthy small talk, no need to be rude!

    I hope that you get the job! I once got to the final round of interviews (three applicants left from a few dozen) for an evening shift manager's place. I was only 18 but I was so confident and well prepared for the interview that I nearly got the job! Oh and I guess that someone already mentioned that but you should study everything you can find about that doctor and his business. It's a huge plus if you show him that you've done your homework...

    Good luck and may the force be with you! (okay that sounds queer) :D
     
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  9. Sombrero

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    Thank you very much you all, kinda inspiration for me. :D I hope at Sunday night I post here that I'm hired. :p
     
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    Put together a portfolio of what you have done. This will look very impressive and they may even want to hire you on the spot!
     
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  11. Sombrero

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    The bad thing is that I have not been done internet marketing for a business yet, just websites. But I have a pretty good idea what to do, even in offline marketing. I don't have portfolio but I'm doing a resume about what I know, and two references letter, and a simple plan of marketing ideas that could benefit his business.