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Old 10-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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So I got a call back from a Porsche dealership in Mill Valley and have to go in for an interview tomorrow morning. It's for an apprentice technician job. I'm a young kid (fresh 20) from the mountains. I've only ever had a Mexican restaurant interview and a local oil change place interview. Both were cake and I knew someone at each job. Just dressed in jeans and a button up. What should I wear to this interview, what kind of questions are they going to ask me? The city intimidates me a little. Suggestions and advice bro's?
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You really can't go wrong with a blue blazer, red tie, white OCBD and khakis. Make sure your belt matches your shoes and don't wear black leather with khakis (unless you want to sell cell phones).
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haha. pusha thinks you're a doctor.

I've been to the Tandy Leather in Sonora...
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I used to eat this chick from Sausalito's *****.
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I suggest dressing as nice as you can and clean up. It can't hurt to over dress and show you really want the job. It can hurt to underdress and show you think you are owed the job due to your overwhelming talent. Show up early to the interview as well and try to learn up a bit on the dealership if you can. Demonstrate a keen interest in the job and remember you are selling yourself in an interview.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Don't forget to ask how much it pays, amount of sick and vacation days, and and if it's okay to miss three weeks of training....
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yeah, be sure they're OK with your cocaine habit and bringing your family troubles to work with you
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Bring a notepad and take notes. If they find it important to tell you something about their business, write it down. They may specifically 'quiz' you on information they presented at the beginning.
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I've had literally dozens of interviews. As a contract worker, everyone wants to see you before they hire you, regardless of experience. They are checking you out, so act like a responsible adult.

Dress nice. Overdressed is much better than under dressed. Wear a suit if you have one. Tie at a minimum. NO jeans. Remember, you are trying to impress upon them that you want this job, and will go to lengths to get it and keep it. Even if you plan to bail in a year, act like you plan on being there for decades.

Be on time at least; early is better. Leave plenty of time in case traffic or whatever holds you up. They want to make sure you show up on time to the job, and being late is a job killer. It wouldn't hurt to drive there beforehand and note the time it takes. Be sure to account for traffic depending on the hour.

Be polite and attentive. Listen to them, and ask questions to clarify if you don't understand. Don't interrupt, but wait for a pause. Look them in the eye when you shake hands, but don't stare them down. Laugh politely at lame jokes.

They are going to ask stuff about whether you can show up on time, everyday, without fail. They are judging you on how you carry yourself and how you react in a somewhat difficult situation. Don't panic, this is the biggest part of the test. You will, if you think about it, think of better answers you could have given. But just answer directly and honestly, with no BS.

Do not brag, talk about past bosses or jobs (unless it is relevant), and do not EVER badmouth anyone or anything. You may think their cars are cool, but do not gush.

A Porsche dealership has a certain clientèle. They have buckets of money, and are not looking to get dissed by a smart mouthed punk. They want a clean cut all-american boy working on their baby, and they demand respect whether they deserve it or not. The dealer knows this, and will cut off your ***** if it makes the customer happy. So, act like you know it as well.


Clif notes: above all, be on time. Be polite and respectful. You'll do fine.
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What type of job is it there?

I would add in research the dealership as much as you possibly can.
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Be gracious and attentive to every single person there. They may ask the secretary how you treated them when you arrived.
Do as much research about the people, the dealership, and Porsche as you can ahead of time.
Absolutely dress as nice as you can.
Demonstrate your willingness to listen, learn, and work as a team member.
Remember you are there to help them, you are not there to get something from them.
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So how does, black slacks, white dress shirt and tie sound? Show up early, clean shaven; got it. We already discussed pay, benefits, etc over email. It is just an apprentice technician job, I'm assuming I'm going to be doing very basic stuff. Oil changes, detailing, etc. I don't think I've ever sat in a Porsche before. I don't plan at gawking or acting intimidated. I'm not stressed on a drug test, I haven't touched anything in months.
As far as research goes, what sort of thing should I be looking for?
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You need to find out if they require a hair sample for the drug test and get a haircut if necessary.
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procedure of work done. look up some specs on cars just to be informed...make alot of eye contact and you should wear miataturbo.net shirt under the dress shirt for good luck (and pink mt.net thong)
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You need to find out if they require a hair sample for the drug test and get a haircut if necessary.
im pretty sure they can pluck any hair btw.... so swim in nair
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There's gonna be enough coke showing up in my hair I'm probably guaranteed the job even if the interview goes poorly.
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lol @ children with drug problems.

This is a huge huge huge opportunity dude, you need to take this seriously.
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See if the dealership holds events for the customers or participates in something through the course of the year. If you have the chance you can mention it in conversation if it sounds appropriate. Do not force it though because it will sound scripted. Employers are often impressed if you know about activities they are involved in
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lol @ children with drug problems.

This is a huge huge huge opportunity dude, you need to take this seriously.
This is very true. The guy I bought my C5 from was a Porsche tech and he was doing VERY well.
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also

don't tell them you use the word "gay" in casual conversation. Even homosexuals drive Porsches.
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