Tips to Landing Your First Job

11/09/2011 14:06


Much of this blog is devoted to discussing different ways to survive college, but those who are nearing the end of their degree probably have the college scene figured out and are contemplating how to make it in the job world.

The most formidable event facing any new graduate is the dreaded job interview. Unless you're Robert California, an interview is an uncomfortable and intimidating situation that can make you forget everything you know about yourself and leave you floundering for words. Unless you want to look like a "deer in headlights" during your first interview, you have to plan ahead.

So, to provide you with some tips and tricks, I went to the best source for learning about anything in life — TV. Below, you will find some of the most memorable job interview clips from TV and movies; each one provides some dos and don'ts that you can use on your next job interview.


1. Make sure you know who you are talking to.

Avoid this awkward situation by properly introducing yourself and asking the name of the interviewer ahead of time.

Important Things with Demetri Martin

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2. Don't pass gas.

Among the many things you can glean from this Step Brothers clip, one important point is that, at all costs, you should avoid passing gas. This is especially true if there are only two people in the room — there will be no denying it was you.

Step Brothers job interview



3. Don't freak out the administrative assistant

Remember, the administrative assistant is your gateway to the boss. Be on your best behavior as soon as you walk through the door.

Don't Be a Menace job time



4. Sometimes you have to lie.

Deep down you might only be interested in the job because you want a paycheck … but, you can't let your boss know that. Here's what NOT to say:

You, Me and Dupree job interview


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5. Don't lie too much.


Exaggerating or lying on your resume is a risky situation. Even if you don't get caught, you may end up with a position that is beyond your capabilities.

I Love You Phillip Morris interview



See, you really can learn some useful information from TV and movies. Can you think of any other helpful job interview scenes not on the list? If so, let me know in the comment section below.




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