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Okay. I need some advice.

I have a job interview tomorrow for a student position. It basically involves working with a cancer center's lab. I have about nine months working in a lab experience (micro if anyone's interested) -- I stated this in my initial email to the hirer who replied that my experience was a "good fit" and she wanted to discuss it further. Interview is tomorrow at ten. She wants to walk me through the lab and introduce me to my potential supervisors. My availability isn't perfect due to nursing school but she said that "we can work with that."

I have NOT filled out a job app. She asked me to bring a resume. Should I include the entire resume -- w/objectives and skills? My resume is actually CNA/nursing tilted, which wouldn't really address this current job. Or is she really just looking for my job history and references? I can give a good first reference in regards to my previous lab job (also my last employer). My actual job history kind of sucks -- I've either been working or a full-time student for the last several years. I feel that by actually getting an interview, I can at least address my spotty job history. For what it's worth, I have about a two year break where I was actually working but I'm nervous about putting this on my job history. I worked for X company in 07-08. Basically saw what was happening and quit before they could fire me. (I was NOT involved in Y scandal but they ended up firing all the college-age students. I really don't know if they think that I was involved. I don't know whether adding this to my job history is good or bad.)

My hubby said that I should go full-(retard) and wear my dress suit for tomorrow. I think that might be a bit overkill for a $10 an hour student job. BUT I might be the one that they remember as wearing a freakin' suit to the interview. Yes/no?

Thanks. :)


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The concept of advice is an singular idea. You can't pluralize advice. Advices is wrong. You always ask for advice. You give advice. You can't ask for an advice. You ask for some advice. There's no "an advice."

Other than this, you'll do fine. :)


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I know. I was being meme worthy. /insert lolcat here.


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I have valuable advice to give, but wish you good luck! :star::star::star::star::star:(F)

You have valuable advice to give but wish her luck instead? I see ;)

As to Hannah, can you not re-gig your resume to better reflect the position you are applying for? I thought that was the default position, and your work history is on your resume, no?

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Okay. I need some advice.

I have a job interview tomorrow for a student position. It basically involves working with a cancer center's lab. I have about nine months working in a lab experience (micro if anyone's interested) -- I stated this in my initial email to the hirer who replied that my experience was a "good fit" and she wanted to discuss it further. Interview is tomorrow at ten. She wants to walk me through the lab and introduce me to my potential supervisors. My availability isn't perfect due to nursing school but she said that "we can work with that."

I have NOT filled out a job app. She asked me to bring a resume. Should I include the entire resume -- w/objectives and skills? My resume is actually CNA/nursing tilted, which wouldn't really address this current job. Or is she really just looking for my job history and references? I can give a good first reference in regards to my previous lab job (also my last employer). My actual job history kind of sucks -- I've either been working or a full-time student for the last several years. I feel that by actually getting an interview, I can at least address my spotty job history. For what it's worth, I have about a two year break where I was actually working but I'm nervous about putting this on my job history. I worked for X company in 07-08. Basically saw what was happening and quit before they could fire me. (I was NOT involved in Y scandal but they ended up firing all the college-age students. I really don't know if they think that I was involved. I don't know whether adding this to my job history is good or bad.)

My hubby said that I should go full-(retard) and wear my dress suit for tomorrow. I think that might be a bit overkill for a $10 an hour student job. BUT I might be the one that they remember as wearing a freakin' suit to the interview. Yes/no?

Thanks. :)

My advice would be that you bring a "full resume." However, you don't have just one resume. You can and should write a resume for a specific job. You focus on the experience and skills that are relevant to the job and gloss over skills and work experience that are tangential. The resume that you wrote before may focus on nursing and CNA. So write a resume with this job in mind.

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Oh, and I would wear the suit, being appropriately over dressed is better than being under dressed in my opinion.(Do not go for the long ball gown ;) ) Good luck :thumbs:

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You probably got the job already. So no worries. Just don't come off as smug. And also please don't put on too much perfume.


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No advices here, I suck at interviews. Good luck.




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Oh, and I would wear the suit, being appropriately over dressed is better than being under dressed in my opinion.(Do not go for the long ball gown ;) ) Good luck :thumbs:

I just don't know if wearing a full dress suit is appropriate 'tho? Esp. in the heat that we've been experiencing. Otherwise, I was thinking about wearing slacks/dress pants and a nice top.

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re. the resume, I guess I'm just confused as to /how/ to write one with regards to my objective/skill set as a...possible lab tech?


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re. the resume, I guess I'm just confused as to /how/ to write one with regards to my objective/skill set as a...possible lab tech?

Didn't you already tell them you are in nursing school and that presents a time conflict of sorts? If so, are they to assume you're not serious about a career in nursing so to can get a $10/hr. student job?

I worked for X company in 07-08. Basically saw what was happening and quit before they could fire me. (I was NOT involved in Y scandal but they ended up firing all the college-age students. I really don't know if they think that I was involved. I don't know whether adding this to my job history is good or bad.)

Can't really skip a two year period of your work history if it was only two years ago. I'm assuming you weren't the CEO so it's not your fault. A lot of people have worked at places that were screwed up and maybe it was a learning experience.


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I just don't know if wearing a full dress suit is appropriate 'tho? Esp. in the heat that we've been experiencing. Otherwise, I was thinking about wearing slacks/dress pants and a nice top.

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re. the resume, I guess I'm just confused as to /how/ to write one with regards to my objective/skill set as a...possible lab tech?

You can just take your old resume and use general terms as opposed to specific ones. For example, just use "medical field" instead of "nursing".

Can't really skip a two year period of your work history if it was only two years ago. I'm assuming you weren't the CEO so it's not your fault. A lot of people have worked at places that were screwed up and maybe it was a learning experience.

Yeah, but I still get nasty looks when they see "Arthur Anderson" on my resume and end up having to explain myself at great length. Doesn't matter that I had nothing to do with their downfall and was just an entry level position right after university. I just leave that off now.:rofl:

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No advices here, I suck at interviews. Good luck.
Not "advices," advice.

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04-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form received per NOA1

09-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 notice date

14-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 on hand through USPS

30-JAN-2017 -:- N400 fingerprint taken

01-FEB-2017 -:- N400 interview schedule process started

26-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview date set (01SEP2017)

29-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview letter on hand

01-SEP-2017 -:- N400 interview date - Interview passed

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