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  • All At Sea
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    Originally posted by Rootsea View Post
    You are looking to make an impression.

    I went to the Warsash open day last year in smart casual - shoes, good trousers and a shirt. I phoned the companies I wanted to talk to in advance, asked who their representative would be and if they wanted me to bring anything like a CV. I also wrote down a few questions that I wanted to ask each company.

    When I was at Warsash I could go upto the stall say, "Hi, are you Mr X?" and get straight to talking.

    In one of the interviews I was later invited to, the interviewer remembered me and rather than asking interview questions we just chatted for 30 minutes before he more-or-less promised me an offer (the offer was confirmed by phone 2 days later). In a second interview, although the interviewer hadn't been at the open day, his colleague had written down my name and some positive points about me. Again I was more-or-less promised an offer before the interview had even finished.

    While I like to attribute this to my unique brilliance, the fact is that prospective employer's like to see someone who is switched on and has clearly made an effort.
    I'm no expert but I can't find fault with any of this. Kinda wish I'd done the same and agree 100% with the final sentance, also shows a good deal of initiative on your part which will leave an impression.

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  • Rootsea
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    Originally posted by SameRulesApply View Post
    Out of interest; what company was it that interviewed you remembering you from the open day?
    PM'd you.

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  • SameRulesApply
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    Originally posted by Rootsea View Post
    You are looking to make an impression.

    I went to the Warsash open day last year in smart casual - shoes, good trousers and a shirt. I phoned the companies I wanted to talk to in advance, asked who their representative would be and if they wanted me to bring anything like a CV. I also wrote down a few questions that I wanted to ask each company.

    When I was at Warsash I could go upto the stall say, "Hi, are you Mr X?" and get straight to talking.

    In one of the interviews I was later invited to, the interviewer remembered me and rather than asking interview questions we just chatted for 30 minutes before he more-or-less promised me an offer (the offer was confirmed by phone 2 days later). In a second interview, although the interviewer hadn't been at the open day, his colleague had written down my name and some positive points about me. Again I was more-or-less promised an offer before the interview had even finished.

    While I like to attribute this to my unique brilliance, the fact is that prospective employer's like to see someone who is switched on and has clearly made an effort.
    Out of interest; what company was it that interviewed you remembering you from the open day?

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  • SameRulesApply
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    Originally posted by PatrickW View Post
    ^This is very good advice.
    I'd like to second that. I'm now thinking of travelling to warsash and treat the open day likewise, despite already attending one.

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  • PatrickW
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    Originally posted by Rootsea View Post
    You are looking to make an impression.

    I went to the Warsash open day last year in smart casual - shoes, good trousers and a shirt. I phoned the companies I wanted to talk to in advance, asked who their representative would be and if they wanted me to bring anything like a CV. I also wrote down a few questions that I wanted to ask each company.

    When I was at Warsash I could go upto the stall say, "Hi, are you Mr X?" and get straight to talking.

    In one of the interviews I was later invited to, the interviewer remembered me and rather than asking interview questions we just chatted for 30 minutes before he more-or-less promised me an offer (the offer was confirmed by phone 2 days later). In a second interview, although the interviewer hadn't been at the open day, his colleague had written down my name and some positive points about me. Again I was more-or-less promised an offer before the interview had even finished.

    While I like to attribute this to my unique brilliance, the fact is that prospective employer's like to see someone who is switched on and has clearly made an effort.
    ^This is very good advice.

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  • Rootsea
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    Originally posted by SameRulesApply View Post
    This is a lot different to the one in glasgow . Everyone was in casual wear .. Are yous looking to be given a sponsorship there and then?
    You are looking to make an impression.

    I went to the Warsash open day last year in smart casual - shoes, good trousers and a shirt. I phoned the companies I wanted to talk to in advance, asked who their representative would be and if they wanted me to bring anything like a CV. I also wrote down a few questions that I wanted to ask each company.

    When I was at Warsash I could go upto the stall say, "Hi, are you Mr X?" and get straight to talking.

    In one of the interviews I was later invited to, the interviewer remembered me and rather than asking interview questions we just chatted for 30 minutes before he more-or-less promised me an offer (the offer was confirmed by phone 2 days later). In a second interview, although the interviewer hadn't been at the open day, his colleague had written down my name and some positive points about me. Again I was more-or-less promised an offer before the interview had even finished.

    While I like to attribute this to my unique brilliance, the fact is that prospective employer's like to see someone who is switched on and has clearly made an effort.

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  • PatrickW
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    Wouldn't say suit either to be honest. A nice shirt though I would say is a must! Decent trousers and decent shoes. Didn't see many people in suits at Warsash open day when I went.

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  • HarmlessWeasel
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    It depends on what you class as smart. If anyone is with their parents just make sure actually say something and ask questions rather than hiding behind them.

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  • Inland Pirate
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    I felt under dressed last time in smart casual, but then again, I wasn't looking for a sponsor last time!

    Is anyone going to be around tomorrow to look out for?

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  • HarmlessWeasel
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    I wouldn't say suit, but definitely smart

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  • SameRulesApply
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    This is a lot different to the one in glasgow . Everyone was in casual wear .. Are yous looking to be given a sponsorship there and then?

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  • Inland Pirate
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    Printing off a folder's worth now!

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  • GHedges
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    Originally posted by desdons View Post
    Bring a copy of your CV and cover letter if you have one.
    Several copies. Most of the big training companies will be set up, around a dozen.

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  • Old Podgy
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    Cheers guys. Was gonna take it casual, but I'll put me srs bsns hat on.

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  • desdons
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    Bring a copy of your CV and cover letter if you have one.

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