Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
One of the many times miscommunication happened in the work place was when I worked at a Japanese restaurant as a server. At the end of the night each server would be assigned side work to clean up certain stations and get everything ready for the next day of work. A lot of times servers would try to get the easy side work so they could get done the quickest so they could get off. So, many times people would say they are doing a certain station without letting some servers know and then those servers would also try to start the same side work. Then when we realized we were doing the same side work one person would have to stop and start one of the stations that hadn't been started, so servers would always get mad when this happened because they got behind and the other server ended up getting extra help with their side work which was the easy one to begin with. A solution that finally got brought up was the manager or assistant manager would make the side work list and assign servers to it before we started work . That way it was fair and we would all know who was doing what and we would rotate so servers would not always get stuck doing the same work.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
1. Were you nervous? How did you deal with this?
I wasn’t really nervous; I just didn’t really know what to expect doing a mock interview with m teacher. I have had numerous interviews and I have even had a mock interview before, but it was with someone that worked with the company and I did not know them. So, the fact I knew my teacher that was performing the mock interview threw me off guard because I didn’t know how real it would be. It turned out great in the end I think because I did feel like I was interviewing for my internship with a lot of the questions that she asked.
2. Did you get any questions that threw you? How did you handle those questions?
I really didn’t have any question that threw me off because like I said I have had many interviews so I have heard the majority of the questions asked before. Since I have been asked many of these questions before I have become better prepared and also from reading interview tips from the website article has also gotten myself better prepared for new questions.
3. If you could do the interview again, what would you do differently?
If I were to do the interview again the two main things I would make sure to do would be to keep my posture up the whole time and speak slowly. I think I began to slouch a little into the interview because I got comfortable since the interview was with my teacher and not a real one. Also, Angela pointed out to make sure I speak slow because I have the whole interview time to make myself look good and not to be in a rush.
4. What did you learn from this experience?
What I learned from this mock interview experience was new techniques to answer questions and also to always have questions for the interviewer at the end to show your interest in the company. I also came away with two faults I had with my posture and talking fast so I make sure not to do those things in real interviews in the future.