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Will he get the job?

so the bf went to a job interview an made a bad first impression, he went in his everyday clothes an slouched while talking to the owners. they ended up hiring someone else but he really wants the job so he is going to call tomorrow about doing a second interview but he is actually going to dress nicer an getting his food handlers card for the job on Wednesday. do I think if he makes a better impression he might the the job? if not, what do u think he needs to do to get the job?

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If they already hired somebody for the position then I highly doubt that they would just hire another person to do a job they just filled.

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I sure wouldn't hire him!

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First impressions mean everything at a job interview. It looks like your boyfriend blew it.

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So him making an effort n trying again means nothing ?
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Probably not, since the position is already filled. Maybe this will help him prepare better for his next interview.
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If there's still a position open and he makes a good, professional impression, maybe he will..you know what they say about first impressions..

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Apply someplace else

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I agree with all the above answers. First impressions do count and he blew it big time. You'd think he'd of known better.

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hi candy..you behaving? haha..gotta run AND DO REAL WORK hugs
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Ok so him making an effort an tryin again counts for nothing ?
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candybar
Not when it comes to job interviews. You basically get 1 shot at it. That's it.
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Let us hope you bf learns from this. Jobs are hard to come by and the best impressions will get the job. He needs to have some sort of resume..even if it is a local merchant that has a good word for him. H e needs to dress and look neat. He needs to talk slowly and clearly ..He needs to pay attention to what the interviewer is telling him.
and he needs to look and act very interested in the job offer. Give him these pointers for next time. Showing a follow up on this interview does show he is interested, but I think it comes too late.

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Hi toni! You "hiding" from the paperwork also?? Lol.
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Thanks !!! Great advice
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candybar
Hi Toni!!
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welcome farley:)
and,witt, just finished my paper work!! going to cook now yayyy, real work..
Be a good girl today candy, lol :) later taters....hugs
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Lesson learned! Apply to the place across the street

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He needs (and YOU too) to realize that a job interview is NOT an easy thing to do correctly. Believe it or not, the more practice a person has DOing on a job interview(s) the more comfortable they become. Think of this one as practice. Now, he can go back, and see if he gets lucky there, or try several other places. He WILL get a job if he keeps trying, and accepts a job when one is offered. It may not be THE job he wants, but any job is better than no job.

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Good advice tractor!*****
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Ya it was his first interview an the owner made him wait 40 mins an a few times during the interview they left an came back.
So he wants to go back an try again but better prepared
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Pass on all the good advice given so far and tell him to use time and energy looking elsewhere, doubt very much this company would even consider a second meeting with him. If he follows the advice he should have better results next time.:-)

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Thanks a ton
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As to your comment/question "retry accounts for nothing?"; no it does count for something, it shows willingness to change and determination to get a job which are all positives. Only trying to point out that since you said the position was filled his time might be better spent trying to find another opening and making the right impression from the start. He made a mistake but seems willing to learn from it, that's always a good thing! Wish him luck and keep trying!:-)
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Surely you've heard the saying about first impressions?!
Don't think it's going to happen.

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So him making an effort to retry counts for nothing ?
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It's so true about first impressions, so I just don't know. Good luck, though.
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@xfarley, the answer is NO! You only get ONE opportunity to make a FIRST impression and your boyfriend showed by his appearance that he didn't want the job badly enough to dress neatly and sit up straight!
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I'm afraid he's/she's right. : [
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Are you still mad at me?
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Icic, I didn't say I was mad at you. I hold nothing against you, no. YOU are disappointed in ME. I'm just sorry I disappoint you.
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It doesn't hurt for him to try. I heard once about an actress who got a job the next day, after being rejected the first because she went back dressed the part. Anyway, if he has the guts to go back, he'll get a job eventually. Don't let him give up again.

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Sweet!!! Thanks for lifting my spirits
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I did a job interview years ago. I did pretty much the same things your BF did. The interviewer was a great person in as much as he told me exactly why he wouldn't hire me because of the first impression and what I needed to do to be successful. I've interviewed for 2 jobs in the 35 years since then and gotten them both. Your bf can try to call but first impressions are everything

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Ok cool , thanks!!!
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