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Br0nc0Buster
02-19-2009, 10:58 PM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

SouthStndJunkie
02-19-2009, 11:05 PM
Good luck finding a decent job in this economy.

SouthStndJunkie
02-19-2009, 11:08 PM
When I interview people, I am looking for excellent communication and people skills. A good attitude and willingness to learn is important.

You can teach people how to perform most tasks....but you either have good communication and people skills and a good attitude....or you don't.

SouthStndJunkie
02-19-2009, 11:12 PM
BTW....I never care about grades and clubs when doing an interview.

Vegas_Bronco
02-19-2009, 11:26 PM
BTW....I never care about grades and clubs when doing an interview.

Me either....I want to know 3 things:

1) How fast you can really learn without disrupting the office. Take a notebook and write down everything they tell you - It's a gesture that shows you want the job and want to learn from day 1.
2) If you can deal with problems by yourself instead of being a problem in the workplace.
3) What you bring to the office that I can't find in someone else your field.

There are some other items...but for the most part, do things better than your boss and you'll always have a job.

BroncoBuff
02-19-2009, 11:37 PM
Listen .... listen .... listen to the interviewer. And if appropriate, repeat the question (or part of it) at some point in your answer.

Be calm but very attentive ... do not be the first to speak after any pause of any length.

Mirror the interviewer's body language and speed/characteristics of speech.

DHallblows
02-19-2009, 11:49 PM
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May want to steer clear of this...

rovolution
02-19-2009, 11:51 PM
internships are key. employers love experience.

Dark Helmet
02-20-2009, 12:26 AM
When interviewing, I look for the following....in no particular order of importance:

1. Errors on the resume'

2. Excellent communication / customer service skills

3. Team player / someone that seems to be personable and isn't so set in their ways that they can't bend.

4. Professionalism

5. Attire - wear nice cloths, shave etc. It seems like a no brain-er but you'd be surprised.

6. Ability to work in a fast pace environment with many changes in policies, systems and standard operating procedures.

7. Someone who is able to focus and strive towards goals but still think "big picture".

8. Someone that doesn't melt down every time someone rubs them wrong.

tesnyde
02-20-2009, 04:10 AM
I do what everyone else mentions but most important...
I always look for someonr who will fits the organization culture. I believe its so important because you can coach high performance, but not culture. Either the prospect has it, or not. Ofcourse high culture and high performance is ideal.

Ray Finkle
02-20-2009, 04:54 AM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?Meh....they only matter in your first job after school
How about clubs and organizations?depends, president of your fraternity is not as beaming as president of your class
Internships?very key, shows you take initiative.

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

Study the company you are interviewing with, know the inside and outside details. What do they do? What is there profit? What are the core beliefs?

Practice the interview, what are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What is your primary goal? What do you want to do in 5 years? 10 years? 30?

Ask key questions, What is the job ladder like there? How do I move up? Ask if they offer the chance to further your education. Ask you potential boss what he/she looks for in an ideal employee....

stuff like that.

baja
02-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

I suggest you take an English grammar course. ;D

baja
02-20-2009, 05:34 AM
I do what everyone else mentions but most important...
I always look for someonr who will fits the organization culture. I believe its so important because you can coach high performance, but not culture. Either the prospect has it, or not. Ofcourse high culture and high performance is ideal.

What field are you in?

elsid13
02-20-2009, 05:46 AM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?


Grades only get you in the door, they don't prove anything. And after your first job no one cares
Club/Org don't mean anything
Internship are good if they are in the field that company is working in. It an experience thing that you can build on.

- First rule, relax. You will be nervous (everyone is) but just take a breath and think before you answer the questions.
- Second do research on the company, know what it does, and depending on the size of the company know the key players.
- Third dress correctly for the interview. Get a hair cut, have clean shirt/suit/tie etc and take out any body piercing and if you are guy no ear rings. If you have tattoos cover them. First looks are important.
- Fourth be ready to answer the following question. What interest you about the job, explain how you have solved a problem (looking for skills set), what would make you an asset to the firm.
- Fifth be prepare to smart questions about the company. What is the growth goals, what are the challenges in the market that you looking to overcome, tell me about you clients, why do they like doing business with you, who are your competitors (do research on this).
- Finally when you are done, end it - don't waste their time

Good luck

broncofan2438
02-20-2009, 09:30 AM
When I interview people, I am looking for excellent communication and people skills. A good attitude and willingness to learn is important.

You can teach people how to perform most tasks....but you either have good communication and people skills and a good attitude....or you don't.

Amen to that......My degree is Communication with an emphasis in Business

LetsGoBroncos
02-20-2009, 10:02 AM
I graduated from Arizona State a couple of years ago, and I did not have one person in any interview ask me about my grades. The most important thigs are:

Willingness/ability to learn and be coachable

Team Player

Good people and communication skills

Make the point that you can do anything somebody is willing to teach you

montrose
02-20-2009, 10:05 AM
Grades never came up for me. The fact I played sports did, as some employers like that you showed commitment to organization. Frats are hit-and-miss as some see value in them and others hate them. The big thing for me were internships.

vancejohnson82
02-20-2009, 10:12 AM
A big thing I noticed during that whole process (been through it twice now, and now I interview others) is that the personality of the applicant is much more important thatn whats on paper....


ALSO, a huge thing to do is to ASK QUESTIONS....the worst way to end an interview is to have the person say "so, do you ahve any questions for me" and you say "no"

always have like 3-4 questions about the company or industry

and don't ask about sick days or vacation

Peoples Champ
02-20-2009, 10:15 AM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?


I would only worry about grades if you finace/accounting/medical

If your other business or anything else, grades aret to worry about.

But I would try for an internship this summer, even its not a high profile one. My internship helped me out. If your looking at Clubs, I would say business clubs are a good way to go. Even if your not in business , you can join the "environmental business club" to help us go green. Most business clubs are low involvement, and they look good on a resume. They also let you meet some cool people.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 10:29 AM
My advice to you. Get your Masters or Doctorates. Its going to be hard out here for a grad for the next few years. But if you want to market yourself best do an internship. And don't do an internship because its called an internship. Speak to your faculty and seek their advice and find an internship that is prestigous and hard to get. Looks better on paper that way. Also join student organizations in your field. Surprisingly, volunteer work helped me land my internship that turned into my job.

Have your resume edited by someone heck even have a specialist help you. It may cost money but trust me I see resumes that suck complete ass all the time. These people may be freat candidates but a poorly constructed resume full of errors will kill it. Remember treat your resume like gold its your reputation on the line.

thats my $.02

vancejohnson82
02-20-2009, 10:41 AM
My advice to you. Get your Masters or Doctorates. Its going to be hard out here for a grad for the next few years. But if you want to market yourself best do an internship. And don't do an internship because its called an internship. Speak to your faculty and seek their advice and find an internship that is prestigous and hard to get. Looks better on paper that way. Also join student organizations in your field. Surprisingly, volunteer work helped me land my internship that turned into my job.

Have your resume edited by someone heck even have a specialist help you. It may cost money but trust me I see resumes that suck complete ass all the time. These people may be freat candidates but a poorly constructed resume full of errors will kill it. Remember treat your resume like gold its your reputation on the line.

thats my $.02

i agree with this 100%.....internships right out of college are such a good idea...it will suck to not be making money, but its an investment into your own professional life....

bro1ncos
02-20-2009, 10:49 AM
Real life experience in your appropriate field is most important. Internships, part time jobs, summer jobs, etc.

Talk with some of the counselors or career people around school and see about doing some mock interviews. See if some of your professors can help with this. The more times you interview the more comfortable you get in them and can relax. It prepares you for some of the questions that get constantly asked.

Do lot's of research on the companies you will be interviewing with. Take the initiative to know what it is the company does.

Dempsey Dog
02-20-2009, 10:51 AM
When I interview, I want to know the the prospect did some homework and tried to learn as much about the company and position as possible. I especially get excited when the interviewee starts asking well thought out questions and even suggests some business ideas or solutions to a problem. That shows me they have initiative, are thoughtful, and some guts.

Other than that, make sure you take some coke and talk a lot. You will be fine.


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400HZ
02-20-2009, 10:58 AM
Get a financial report from Yahoo or something for the company you are applying to. My first interview landed me a killer job and so I cancelled the others that I had scheduled. A month or so after I got hired my employer was filing for Chapter 7.

Br0nc0Buster
02-20-2009, 11:37 AM
I would only worry about grades if you finace/accounting/medical



lol yep that is me
My grades are fine, but I guess I need to keep them a priority then?

Br0nc0Buster
02-20-2009, 11:51 AM
My advice to you. Get your Masters or Doctorates. Its going to be hard out here for a grad for the next few years. But if you want to market yourself best do an internship. And don't do an internship because its called an internship. Speak to your faculty and seek their advice and find an internship that is prestigous and hard to get. Looks better on paper that way. Also join student organizations in your field. Surprisingly, volunteer work helped me land my internship that turned into my job.

Have your resume edited by someone heck even have a specialist help you. It may cost money but trust me I see resumes that suck complete ass all the time. These people may be freat candidates but a poorly constructed resume full of errors will kill it. Remember treat your resume like gold its your reputation on the line.

thats my $.02

I am not graduating this spring, the target date is spring 2010.
I am just looking for ANYTHING I can do to help boost my resume in this last year and a half of college.
I messed around and did not apply for an internship over the winter, so I am assuming the spots will all be filled for the summer.

I am in one club right now, an accounting club
Not a frat.

Also I want to move to a different state than the one I currently live in, looking at the Northwest, so that might play a factor how hard it will be to find a job

Just looking for any advice on how to prepare myself from people who have been there and done that. There seem to be quite a few highly successful people on here whose opinions are definitely worth gathering

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 11:57 AM
Yeah next year won't be any better job outlook wise. This recession is going to take some time to get out of. I didn't do my internship until the last semester of school. My hope was to take that internship and shine parlaying that into a job. It worked my 1 year internship lasted 8 months. I was hired on full time. Have moved up since. So try to do an internship this summer and plan to do another one right before graduating. If the place hires they may be more apt to go with you as you are already on the books and know the culture.

USMCBladerunner
02-20-2009, 11:58 AM
Well if you want to join the USMC like me...be prepared to give two quick coughs

broncofan2438
02-20-2009, 12:11 PM
Yeah next year won't be any better job outlook wise. This recession is going to take some time to get out of. I didn't do my internship until the last semester of school. My hope was to take that internship and shine parlaying that into a job. It worked my 1 year internship lasted 8 months. I was hired on full time. Have moved up since. So try to do an internship this summer and plan to do another one right before graduating. If the place hires they may be more apt to go with you as you are already on the books and know the culture.

Where do you work now

SoDak Bronco
02-20-2009, 12:26 PM
see below...

SoDak Bronco
02-20-2009, 12:27 PM
#1 thing go buy a nice suit($300 is plenty) and wear it

Garcia Bronco
02-20-2009, 12:32 PM
internships are key. employers love experience.

this is the best advice so far.

SoDak Bronco
02-20-2009, 12:32 PM
Do you have any good reference letters from any of your professors or someone you've worked for. Those are always good to have.

mr007
02-20-2009, 01:56 PM
You might want to change your title to anyone who has a career vice anyone who has graduated college. Most the people I know that hold degrees end up settling for a profession that doesn't even relate due to lack of experience.

Given the previous statement and as others have said, the key any initial employment opportunity is experience. Once you get your foot in the door, making yourself valuable and building socially is what keeps you in your market.

Good luck!

Hogan11
02-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Don't waste your time with any of this, just bribe your local politican and make sure he's part of the party that is in power where you live. Make a deal, then any interview becomes just a formality Ha!

bronco610
02-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Yeah next year won't be any better job outlook wise. This recession is going to take some time to get out of. I didn't do my internship until the last semester of school. My hope was to take that internship and shine parlaying that into a job. It worked my 1 year internship lasted 8 months. I was hired on full time. Have moved up since. So try to do an internship this summer and plan to do another one right before graduating. If the place hires they may be more apt to go with you as you are already on the books and know the culture.

What is it you do exactly Apa?

cutthemdown
02-20-2009, 04:47 PM
The most important thing in an interview IMO are.

1- learn a lot about the company. Mention for instance you want to work for a firm/company that has been around a long time and that because of that I find your companies 30 yrs in the business very attractive.

Or something like I want to be part of something that is small and help build it up, so the fact this company is just starting out I find it very exciting. blah blah blah.

2- Don't say anything about days you will need off.

3- Don't ask too many questions about salary, benefits, etc until 2nd interview.

4- Dress to impress and be business like but still personable.

5- Never say anything bad about previous work experiences.

6- Don't be afraid to think hard on answer to a question like name a time you worked as a team player and sacrificed your own goals etc. Also if you cant think of a truthful answer be honest and say that you haven't gotten a chance to make a choice like that in your career yet, but you know you would be a team player because you see teamwork as a key to success.

Garcia Bronco
02-20-2009, 05:29 PM
Grades open doors at your level, but you better know what they hell you are doing too. And always identify who your client is and take care of them.

Garcia Bronco
02-20-2009, 05:34 PM
On CTD's number 5, just never say anything negative at all. Every problem is an opportunity. And be able to sell yourself in 60 seconds.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:39 PM
Where do you work now

I work at Denver International Airport. But I started at Centennial Airport south of Denver.

What is it you do exactly Apa?

My degree is in Airport Management with a minor in Management. I started off in Airport Operations. Basically I inspected all the runway and taxiways to make sure they were in federal compliance. I also was a first responder to aircraft alerts and coordinated snow removal and construction. Essentially I ran the day to day operations of an airport.

Now I am an airport planner which is one route to go after you get your feet wet in airport operations. The best way I can describe it is I am a cross between a city planner and architect. I plan for what needs to be done in the future for the airport. I base that off of passenger demand and forecasts of air travel in the future. We work with the airlines on gate layout and markings. We help decide where to expand and then coordinate doing that through the FAA. We come up with the big picture of the project and the engineers take it from there and come up with the design.

The planning side doesn't have the action that Operations had but I love the aspect of creativity and forward thinking this position provides. Plus I work a 9-5 M-F and have an office. In Operations my office was a truck and I worked rotating shifts and half the weekend.


Sorry for the long drawn out post but I can't just say I am a Doctor or Engineer. I know if I just put Airport Planner or Operations Specialist you guys would ask. :)

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 06:42 PM
you should see if shanahan is hiring, no accountability, maybe you know someone he knows, he loves nepotism, and he will probably pay you waaaay more than anyone else....

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:44 PM
Wolf you are crossing over into full on trolling lately. We all know you wanted Shanny gone at the start of the year. Then liked him after he won some games only to jump off the wagon when it went south again. Why continue to talk about someone who isn't a part of the team? Let it go.

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 06:44 PM
Study the company you are interviewing with, know the inside and outside details. What do they do? What is there profit? What are the core beliefs?

Practice the interview, what are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What is your primary goal? What do you want to do in 5 years? 10 years? 30?

Ask key questions, What is the job ladder like there? How do I move up? Ask if they offer the chance to further your education. Ask you potential boss what he/she looks for in an ideal employee....

stuff like that.

This is excellent advice. Check out the book Power Interviews.

Be prepared for the question: what was the goal you accomplished -or- what task were you most proud of completing...along those lines.

Know how to navigate around the weakness questions properly.

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 06:48 PM
Wolf you are crossing over into full on trolling lately. We all know you wanted Shanny gone at the start of the year. Then liked him after he won some games only to jump off the wagon when it went south again. Why continue to talk about someone who isn't a part of the team? Let it go.

thats rich apa

i need to let it go, all we see on this site is i don't like xanders, i don't like mcdaniels, i don't like this, don't like that............... hell most of the people on this board don't think anyone can coach or evaluate talent besides shanaflat or fathersonnies............

good grief, wake up you imbeciles........

maybe people should wait and see what happens, stop acting like spoiled brats, maybe respect our owner for doing what had to be done...

for stopping the nepotism, the blind homerism and to start calling people out!

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 06:50 PM
I am not graduating this spring, the target date is spring 2010.
I am just looking for ANYTHING I can do to help boost my resume in this last year and a half of college.
I messed around and did not apply for an internship over the winter, so I am assuming the spots will all be filled for the summer.

I am in one club right now, an accounting club
Not a frat.

Also I want to move to a different state than the one I currently live in, looking at the Northwest, so that might play a factor how hard it will be to find a job

Just looking for any advice on how to prepare myself from people who have been there and done that. There seem to be quite a few highly successful people on here whose opinions are definitely worth gathering

If you messed around over the winter be prepared to explain why.

Get a parttime job in the field you are going into and take on all you can to gain experience.

This is an employers market, they have tens or hundreds per position to choose from. You need to have shown initiative in the past and that you have skills that will benefit the company.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:53 PM
Also be prepared for, "What is your greatest weakness." While it may seem like an easy question people are afraid to say negative things about themselves for fear of killing their chances. Many times you get the canned answers like, "I work to hard" "Or I tend to bury myself in my work." They think if they say something like that it makes them look great. It just makes them look cheesy. I have always answered that question with a true weakness I have. But I also add that I recognize this weakness and have worked very hard to overcome that weakness and explain what I am doing to get better.

It shows you can admit flaws and are actively working to eliminate them.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:55 PM
thats rich apa


blah blah blah

No wolf you might read people say that but if you go look at their posts its not every single post saying the same thing over and over again. Lately thats all you do. Actually I have never seen you post anything other than Shanny slams and the term Fanboy. How about explaining in threads what you want the team to pursue or who you like in the draft.

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 06:56 PM
No wolf you might read people say that but if you go look at their posts its not every single post saying the same thing over and over again. Lately thats all you do. Actually I have never seen you post anything other than Shanny slams and the term Fanboy. How about explaining in threads what you want the team to pursue or who you like in the draft.

how about i slap your face.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:56 PM
how about i slap your face.

It would be the last face you slapped.

Taco John
02-20-2009, 06:57 PM
Read "Atlas Shrugged."

That book should give you a solid philisohpical idea of what any competent employer is looking for in an employee. :)

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 06:58 PM
It would be the last face you slapped.

tough talk from a tough man...............

i'll see you around, you can bet on that fan boy!

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 06:59 PM
tough talk from a tough man...............

i'll see you around, you can bet on that fan boy!

I just answered the question no tough talk.

Taco John
02-20-2009, 06:59 PM
i need to let it go, all we see on this site is i don't like xanders, i don't like mcdaniels, i don't like this, don't like that...


It's most amusing hearing this complaint coming from wolf. The very complaint that I've heard for years about him, and now he's the one making it against others.

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 07:01 PM
It's most amusing hearing this complaint coming from wolf. The very complaint that I've heard for years about him, and now he's the one making it against others.

And he is doing it on everythread on the 1st page no matter what the topic is.

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 07:03 PM
And he is doing it on everythread on the 1st page no matter what the topic is.


you should go tell your mommy on me steve....


whats your problem steve?

don't like it? me either, maybe you should stop being a blind shanahan fanboy.

Taco John
02-20-2009, 07:05 PM
whats your problem steve?


What are you asking anybody what their problem is for? This thread is about a college kid looking for advice, and you can't keep yourslef from your Shanahan fixation in it?

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 07:06 PM
What are you asking anybody what their problem is for? This thread is about a college kid looking for advice, and you can't keep yourslef from your Shanahan fixation in it?

Thats a good point. Might as well ignore him on this page.

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 07:08 PM
you should go tell your mommy on me steve....


whats your problem steve?

don't like it? me either, maybe you should stop being a blind shanahan fanboy.

Same problem as you. Home on a Friday night on the InternetS for attention.

I think my problem is that I am not half in the bag blaming Shanny for all my Problems. I am blaming Plummer for all the problems in my life.

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 07:11 PM
Same problem as you. Home on a Friday night on the InternetS for attention.

I think my problem is that I am not half in the bag blaming Shanny for all my Problems. I am blaming Plummer for all the problems in my life.

well played sir.

Taco John
02-20-2009, 07:16 PM
At least I get date night once my sister in law leaves you losers. :clown:

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 07:16 PM
well played sir.

Go sleep it off, Shanny won't be there in the morning. I promise.

DBroncos4life
02-20-2009, 07:19 PM
What are you asking anybody what their problem is for? This thread is about a college kid looking for advice, and you can't keep yourslef from your Shanahan fixation in it?

Its cool to have posters that have push peoples buttons ala like what bob does cause he offers something every now and again but this rodent might be worth killing off for the better good of the board.

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 07:20 PM
Its cool to have posters that have push peoples buttons ala like what bob does cause he offers something every now and again but this rodent might be worth killing off for the better good of the board.

I demand you to provide evidence of good brought on by Bob or retract that statement. Erroneous, ERRONEOUS!

broncosteven
02-20-2009, 07:21 PM
At least I get date night once my sister in law leaves you losers. :clown:

I figure it could be worse, I could be running a football site on said INternetS during a Friday night in the offseason!

LOL

We just had Movie night with the kids, Thought I would logon and get the scoop with some grownups. Horton Hears a Who was more mentally gratifying.

DBroncos4life
02-20-2009, 07:24 PM
I demand you to provide evidence of good brought on by Bob or retract that statement. Erroneous, ERRONEOUS!

I'd **** bobs mom if it got rid of this thing.

Taco John
02-20-2009, 07:24 PM
I figure it could be worse, I could be running a football site on said INternetS during a Friday night in the offseason!

LOL

We just had Movie night with the kids, Thought I would logon and get the scoop with some grownups. Horton Hears a Who was more mentally gratifying.



If Horton was Shanahan, he wouldn't have heard ****! /wolf

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 07:26 PM
I figure it could be worse, I could be running a football site on said INternetS during a Friday night in the offseason!

LOL

We just had Movie night with the kids, Thought I would logon and get the scoop with some grownups. Horton Hears a Who was more mentally gratifying.

I just went on the best date ever. I took my daughter to After Hours Urgent Care for an ear infection because her pediatrician doesn't work on Fridays. Then we topped that off with a trip to Target for antibiotics that isn't made in generic form. So all in all my date cost me $90.00. The best part is the nurses said why do you think she has an ear infection she doesn't have a temperature and isn't tugging at it. I said look, my daughter is more accurate than the Mayan calender. Its been exactly 2 weeks since the last one, she slept all night for 2 nights straight and was up all night the 3rd. I said if you look in her left ear you will see its infected.

They did and it was. I love it when people think you don't know what you are talking about only to show them you do.

wolf754life
02-20-2009, 07:27 PM
If Horton was Shanahan, he wouldn't have heard ****! /wolf

ok i'll stop

i made my point

you guys made yours

maybe by the draft people will be ready to support the change

i always know there will be people out there with wet undergarments for mike the master of greatness and suck

theAPAOps5
02-20-2009, 07:29 PM
ok i'll stop

i made my point

you guys made yours

maybe by the draft people will be ready to support the change

i always know there will be people out there with wet undergarments for mike the master of greatness and suck

Dude its going to take a full season to accept McD. He isn't like Shanny who Denver knew before hand. He comes from the dark side. I understand why people are not welcoming him with open arms. But look at next years schedule, it might not be pretty. Expect some hating for a little while.

bronco610
02-20-2009, 09:32 PM
ok i'll stop

i made my point

you guys made yours

maybe by the draft people will be ready to support the change

i always know there will be people out there with wet undergarments for mike the master of greatness and suck

Screw you wolf. were you alive during the 60's and 70's and 80's when us true Bronco fans followed the team through thick and thin. When season tickets ment an 18 year waiting list. Do you know who Little or Moses were. Shanny finally got us our first super bowl win and I can forgive almost any mistake for that. Did the league change? Did his lack of attention to defense become obvious? Yes, but he will always be ten times the human being you ever will. What do you do for a living? Work for burger king? some of us cheered for the Broncos before you were ever born! Shanahan did more for this franchise than any other coach in Bronco history and you are pissed because he won two Super Bowls. What is your problem? He didnt do it every year? Go root for the chiefs. Then you can bitch. They made it to two super bowls, won one and that was 1970. How about the raiders how have they done lately? I know the chargers....., they have never won one. Maybe the seahawks, they used to be in our division. Let me see... they won how many? Wolf you piece of s***! You have never been a Bronco Fan because you dont even Know the history of the Broncos. Shanahan did something no other Bronco Coach had ever done and all you do is bad mouth him? I bet you didnt even see the game against the Packers when we won the first. Go away little boy!!!

bronco610
02-20-2009, 09:36 PM
I work at Denver International Airport. But I started at Centennial Airport south of Denver.



My degree is in Airport Management with a minor in Management. I started off in Airport Operations. Basically I inspected all the runway and taxiways to make sure they were in federal compliance. I also was a first responder to aircraft alerts and coordinated snow removal and construction. Essentially I ran the day to day operations of an airport.

Now I am an airport planner which is one route to go after you get your feet wet in airport operations. The best way I can describe it is I am a cross between a city planner and architect. I plan for what needs to be done in the future for the airport. I base that off of passenger demand and forecasts of air travel in the future. We work with the airlines on gate layout and markings. We help decide where to expand and then coordinate doing that through the FAA. We come up with the big picture of the project and the engineers take it from there and come up with the design.

The planning side doesn't have the action that Operations had but I love the aspect of creativity and forward thinking this position provides. Plus I work a 9-5 M-F and have an office. In Operations my office was a truck and I worked rotating shifts and half the weekend.


Sorry for the long drawn out post but I can't just say I am a Doctor or Engineer. I know if I just put Airport Planner or Operations Specialist you guys would ask. :)

Good lord son.... Thats a mouth full. When I get my MEE degree maybe I can come work for you;) Then we can hang out. If things go right this year I might be able to afford to come to Denver for a weekend and a game. Would be fun to meet up. You take good care of that little girl!!!!

chaz
02-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Thats a good point. Might as well ignore him on this page.

I have him on ignore all the time (I'd highly recommend it)

Unfortunately, people feel the need to quote the needledick all the time, so I still accidentally read his BS from time to time....

Cito Pelon
02-21-2009, 12:10 PM
lol yep that is me
My grades are fine, but I guess I need to keep them a priority then?

You should have a career counselor. They should be telling you how to deal with entry level interviews. If you don't have a career counselor you better find one fast. If they don't take you through mock interviews, you better find somebody that takes you through mock interviews, helps you hone your resume and cover sheet.

Your resume and interview skills better be honed and skilled fast unless you know someone that can get you a job, or you'll be on that interview merry-go-round for a long time.

lazarus4444
02-21-2009, 06:07 PM
Dude, when you graduate, welcome to the real world. Nobody gives a **** about clubs and organizations anymore. Most of my interviews have been about my attitude and will i get along and fit in the team. Am i a go getter or lazy, etc.

I usually interview them and get them to do all the talking. When you can do that your in because people love to talk about themselves. So, think about interviewing them, not the other way around.



Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

ElwayMD
02-21-2009, 07:58 PM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

They all can play an important part in your future outside of school. Internships are very important. If you have no clue what the working environment is in your chosen field of study then you are setting yourself up to fail. Having insight into the working world and connections in it are incredibly important.

Grades if you do very well can be a nice feather in your cap and can be placed on your resume. People are looking for communication skills but being intelligent as well is a plus.

Clubs and Organizations are important only if they relate to your career interests.

Writing a good resume is the most important part of the equation. If a hiring company can't make heads or tails of your experience you won't get in the door to talk to them so take a lot of time and work on making a good resume that is relevant to your field.

Lastly be prepared to move for the job that you want (especially in this economy). If you eliminate where you don't want to work you are narrowing your potential for getting a job.

Spider
02-21-2009, 09:17 PM
When I interview people, I am looking for excellent communication and people skills. A good attitude and willingness to learn is important.

You can teach people how to perform most tasks....but you either have good communication and people skills and a good attitude....or you don't.

Then I would be a sure hire with my people skills

Spider
02-21-2009, 09:24 PM
how about i slap your face.

Slap ? what are you queer ?
Slap ? ............. :rofl: slapping ......... afraid of breaking a nail ?

No1BroncoFan
02-21-2009, 10:16 PM
Lastly be prepared to move for the job that you want (especially in this economy). If you eliminate where you don't want to work you are narrowing your potential for getting a job.
Amen. Follow the money wherever it leads. I finally landed in back in Denver 3-1/2 years ago and now it looks like I may be headed for Cincinnati. Is that my optimal spot? No, but if it's what keeps my wife and kids fed clothed and sheltered that's what I'll do. Besides, the long term possibilities are awesome!

That being said...

Also I want to move to a different state than the one I currently live in, looking at the Northwest, so that might play a factor how hard it will be to find a job

I wouldn't recommend the Northwest except as a last resort. When the economy is bad, it's worse in the Northwest. When the economy is good, it's still a struggle in the Northwest. Some here will disagree but that's my experience from fourteen years of working in and job searching all over the Northwest.

Spider
02-21-2009, 10:36 PM
I wouldn't recommend the Northwest except as a last resort. When the economy is bad, it's worse in the Northwest. When the economy is good, it's still a struggle in the Northwest. Some here will disagree but that's my experience from fourteen years of working in and job searching all over the Northwest.

I dont know why that is , when I am in an area I like to pick up a local news paper , no real important reasons as to why I just do ,I guess it kinda helps me get a better feel for the place , but yeah the northwest is a tough nut to crack ..........

strafen
02-21-2009, 11:24 PM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?You should have a couple of resumes that highlight your best attributes.
My best advice is to do a research about the company you're applying for. You need to go to their website and familiarize yourself with what they do. Check their mission statement, what they do, what they value, and see ihow you canbe of an asset for them, what qualifications you have that will make them want to hire you
The majority of the interview question is about your knowledge about the position you're applying for
Without knowing what your major is, it's tough to offer specific tips
With that said, grades are hardly ever requested, unless you're applying for a job in a high profile business company, or one that requires security clearance in which case they will dig deep into your life past 10 years

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-22-2009, 07:31 AM
Amen. Follow the money wherever it leads. I finally landed in back in Denver 3-1/2 years ago and now it looks like I may be headed for Cincinnati. Is that my optimal spot? No, but if it's what keeps my wife and kids fed clothed and sheltered that's what I'll do. Besides, the long term possibilities are awesome!

That being said...



I wouldn't recommend the Northwest except as a last resort. When the economy is bad, it's worse in the Northwest. When the economy is good, it's still a struggle in the Northwest. Some here will disagree but that's my experience from fourteen years of working in and job searching all over the Northwest.

That's completely dependent on what kind of work he does. Sounds like, if he's in accounting, there will always be some sort of opening. And I know for me (I work in the tech industry), the Northwest is the place to be. I'm looking at it as a possibility in the coming years because that industry is so healthy up there.

As for interviews...

Make sure you research the company and bring questions to ask your interviewer. This makes you look interested in the job, and when someone doesn't even have one question for me, I know they're not the right fit for the job.

Grades don't mean a thing. I graduated just below a 3.0, and never had anyone ask me what my GPA was. You should keep them up for the future (never know what's going to happen down the line), but most places aren't going to give a crap.

For me, the most important part is knowing that the person I'm interviewing is also interviewing ME. Don't give the impression that you're going to be out of there in 3-6 months; you won't get the job. Make sure they know that you're serious and dedicated, ready to start learning on day one, and completely willing to get along with everyone in the office.

Cheers. You'll be fine.

No1BroncoFan
02-27-2009, 10:51 AM
That's completely dependent on what kind of work he does. Sounds like, if he's in accounting, there will always be some sort of opening. And I know for me (I work in the tech industry), the Northwest is the place to be. I'm looking at it as a possibility in the coming years because that industry is so healthy up there.

As for interviews...

Make sure you research the company and bring questions to ask your interviewer. This makes you look interested in the job, and when someone doesn't even have one question for me, I know they're not the right fit for the job.

Grades don't mean a thing. I graduated just below a 3.0, and never had anyone ask me what my GPA was. You should keep them up for the future (never know what's going to happen down the line), but most places aren't going to give a crap.

For me, the most important part is knowing that the person I'm interviewing is also interviewing ME. Don't give the impression that you're going to be out of there in 3-6 months; you won't get the job. Make sure they know that you're serious and dedicated, ready to start learning on day one, and completely willing to get along with everyone in the office.

Cheers. You'll be fine.

I work in the tech industry and left the NW because of its general collapse in the late '90s/early 2000s. Intel is even rumored to be wanting out of their leases to move their chip manufacturing. An old friend of mine (IT administrator) got dumped by IBM in the Portland area not long after I left and has been scrambling ever since. Maybe it's changed since '04, but I couldn't find a job there doing basic stuff when the economy was much better than it is now. Moved to the Denver area and found three progressively better jobs in about a two year span.

If you really want good tech jobs, the northeast and central/eastern midwest (from Ohio to the Virginias)are the places to look. I'm looking at a position outside of Boston that pays 1.5x what I can make here in Denver for a much easier job. :sunshine: It'll mean moving, but I've got kids in school and the educational experience of seeing places like Gettysburg and visiting places like Independence Hall are too good to pass on.

I've gotta agree about not giving the impression that you'll be moving in the future. Be prepared to move immediately, if not sooner. Go for the interview, even if you have to pay the cost yourself and let them know that you can start, not just immediately, but RIGHT NOW. I usually say something along the lines of "If I can call my wife, I don't even have to leave the office."

Above all else, pursue the position aggressively. Even if you think it'll just be a job to tide you over 'til something better comes along. One of the best jobs I ever took was supposed to be a four week temporary position to stave off bankruptcy. It turned into a seven year deal with great pay and excellent benefits with paid training in new software and opened a whole new industry to me.

Ben

Tombstone RJ
02-27-2009, 10:59 AM
Lots of good advice on this thread... I have not read all the posts, but the first 10 or so posts, very solid.

Paladin
02-27-2009, 11:26 AM
Good stuff. But don't short your College's Placement services. Many have good training programs that will help you prepare for interviews, and even arrange for you to meet Company Reps on Career Day. Sounds a bit "pollyanna-ish", but you cannot afford not to follow up on any avenue.

Biggest source of jobs? From networking. Sometimes your professors have contacts out there who can give more advice and give you leads. Do sit down with your advisor. Many students wrongly blow them off as resources.

Good luck.

Tombstone RJ
02-27-2009, 11:48 AM
I work in the tech industry and left the NW because of its general collapse in the late '90s/early 2000s. Intel is even rumored to be wanting out of their leases to move their chip manufacturing. An old friend of mine (IT administrator) got dumped by IBM in the Portland area not long after I left and has been scrambling ever since. Maybe it's changed since '04, but I couldn't find a job there doing basic stuff when the economy was much better than it is now. Moved to the Denver area and found three progressively better jobs in about a two year span.

If you really want good tech jobs, the northeast and central/eastern midwest (from Ohio to the Virginias)are the places to look. I'm looking at a position outside of Boston that pays 1.5x what I can make here in Denver for a much easier job. :sunshine: It'll mean moving, but I've got kids in school and the educational experience of seeing places like Gettysburg and visiting places like Independence Hall are too good to pass on.

I've gotta agree about not giving the impression that you'll be moving in the future. Be prepared to move immediately, if not sooner. Go for the interview, even if you have to pay the cost yourself and let them know that you can start, not just immediately, but RIGHT NOW. I usually say something along the lines of "If I can call my wife, I don't even have to leave the office."

Above all else, pursue the position aggressively. Even if you think it'll just be a job to tide you over 'til something better comes along. One of the best jobs I ever took was supposed to be a four week temporary position to stave off bankruptcy. It turned into a seven year deal with great pay and excellent benefits with paid training in new software and opened a whole new industry to me.

Ben

Spoken like a man who has his priorities right. Hey, where's your stimulus check??

Also, you always have the OMane...:sunshine:

Irish Stout
02-27-2009, 12:50 PM
I highly recommend becoming involved in some networking organization. I did it when I was in my graduate program and got a lot of great responses from the folks who had been working for years in my field. It impresses those who are actually working in the area you want to go in if they see right off the bat that you are interested enough in that career to make an effort at such a young age.

Outside of that, the best way to find a job in this or any economy is always networking. The more people you know, the more doors will be opened for you.

I see that you're in Kansas and want out, but if you are interested in being connected to some business and legal professionals throughout the state, send me a pm, I have a few connections in KC, Wichita, and Topeka.

Irish Stout
02-27-2009, 12:52 PM
Oh and get your resume to a professional for review - eliminate all errors before sending it out. Poor resumes kill your job opportunity faster than anything.

ak1971
02-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Just looking for any tips or advice for how to prepare myself for job interviews and what kinds of things impresses employers the most.

I wont graduate until in a year, but I am starting to look for things I can do to boost my resume and appear attractive for future employers.

How important are grades?
How about clubs and organizations?
Internships?

I plan on moving to a bigger city in a different state when I graduate, would that be a reasonable goal though?

smoke a lot of weed..and find an employer who likes to party more than you do.

elsid13
02-27-2009, 01:05 PM
smoke a lot of weed..and find an employer who likes to party more than you do.

Would you also recommend that he brew meth in his basement?

skunk
02-27-2009, 01:29 PM
i dropped out of 5 schools, hope this helps