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Old 3rd March 2015, 10:58 PM   #101
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Wow! This is such a positive comeback, Mike - I have to admire you. It's not how many times you get knocked down - what matters is how many times you get back up.

And I think the security company is a good idea - worth following up on. Try hard for that security guard job - I don't care how much or how little you get paid. The knowledge you will get from working there will be worth way more than you earn.

Dress as smart as you can for the interview. Be as clean and as sharp as possible. Get your haircut before you go, if you have time (even if you think you don't need it!) When I interviewed people I looked first at their hair and then their shoes. Little things most people being interviewed forget.

Good luck!

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Old 4th March 2015, 12:09 PM   #102
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I apologize for my "tirade" I have been getting alittle angry about this stagnancy for years now and Its starting to get to me.
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Old 4th March 2015, 12:16 PM   #103
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And may I say with good intentions, Mike, you have a severe case of what I call the F*** Its. Think of it as a disease that will destroy you. Snap a rubber band every time you say that. Or something that works for you ...

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Old 4th March 2015, 09:33 PM   #104
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And may I say with good intentions, Mike, you have a severe case of what I call the F*** Its. Think of it as a disease that will destroy you. Snap a rubber band every time you say that. Or something that works for you ...
Yea. Ur right! lol





Anyways...went to the interview today. I got recommended for a second interview. It is a Casino security job so its gonna take more than one.

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Old 4th March 2015, 10:18 PM   #105
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Well done. Mike. I hope the next interview goes just as well.

I've been thinking about your security company idea. The type of company you are considering would need to have armed operatives, is that correct? You will need to check if the restrictions placed on you about owning and carrying a firearm will restrict you from hiring operatives who own and carry.

And that space is taken by some large companies. You'd be up against some strong competition. Is there any low-level security business that you could fill - some security service that does not require armed personnel?

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Old 4th March 2015, 11:54 PM   #106
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Well done. Mike. I hope the next interview goes just as well.

I've been thinking about your security company idea. The type of company you are considering would need to have armed operatives, is that correct? You will need to check if the restrictions placed on you about owning and carrying a firearm will restrict you from hiring operatives who own and carry.

And that space is taken by some large companies. You'd be up against some strong competition. Is there any low-level security business that you could fill - some security service that does not require armed personnel?
Aww man, this is true....

I do have an idea tho.

- Get casino security job
- complete emt certification
- work on criminal justice degree
- promoted to management?!?

Problem is, I have never been promoted to management before so theres no guarantee or even inkling that I will get it. Its high risk! Go figure - working at a casino 1 hour and 15 minutes away for a HIGH RISK CHANCE at getting into management.

IDK man...most likely Ill go in. They will demand too much and I will get lazy and quit/be fired.

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Old 5th March 2015, 09:36 AM   #107
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You do something called future tripping, where you destroy possibilities with your thoughts before they occur. Of course it fails, you've already told yourself it will.

Here's what I would do, just my 2 cents. Go in and nail that 2nd interview. If you get that job, congrats. Take it. You need money and to start moving forward. If you take the job there is no reason you have to stop your efforts to pursue a good situation. Use it as a stepping stone to get some money in your pocket and buy yourself more time to explore what is going to be a good match for you.

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Old 5th March 2015, 11:26 AM   #108
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Aww man, this is true....
I do have an idea tho.
- Get casino security job
- complete emt certification
- work on criminal justice degree
- promoted to management?!?
Problem is, I have never been promoted to management before so theres no guarantee or even inkling that I will get it. Its high risk! Go figure - working at a casino 1 hour and 15 minutes away for a HIGH RISK CHANCE at getting into management.
IDK man...most likely Ill go in. They will demand too much and I will get lazy and quit/be fired.
Agh! I hope you pinged that rubber band real HARD! (I hope you are wearing a rubber band, as I suggested.)

Mike, you must stop this self-destruction! Logan is right - your thoughts are destroying every good thing that comes your way.

You don't think your thoughts can make any difference to what is going to happen, anyway? Follow this--

So, you don't think you'd be offered a management position, so why bother?
So, you don't bother to dress well for the next interview - why bother?
You're slovenly with your answers to their questions - why bother?
You show you don't care if you get this job or not - why bother caring?
And they don't offer you the job!

Now you can say, they weren't going to offer me the job anyway. They can see I'm a loser, so I lost another job. Nothing of any good ever happens to me....

Can you not see how - in the scenario I just painted - your thoughts lost you an opportunity? Your thoughts led you to not dress well, to answer and act carelessly, and those actions lost you the job. Can you not see that?

But, if you think you will win the job, believe that you have as good a chance as anyone else to be promoted, and that this is the start of a new life for you. then you stand a far better chance of landing that position.

Sure, it's not the best job in the world and it won't pay $100,000 a year, but it's a start. You're not going to get the manager's job at a high salary right off the street. You have to get in, first, then work the job from the inside and earn your spot in management.

Got it?

So, repeat after me --- I can win this job, I can win this job. It will be a great job. I will enjoy this job. The commute is a small price to pay for this great opportunity. It is a wonderful opportunity. I really want this job. I WILL WIN THIS JOB!

And repeat this as many times as it takes until you really believe it.

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Old 5th March 2015, 12:50 PM   #109
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Mike,

How are those lists coming along?
Are they helping you? From what I'm hearing, you have no lists.

About your next interview-

What was your objective on your resume?

Have a look at the company's website? Usually in the about tab, you can find their mission and vision statements. Is this similar to your objective? Can't find it anywhere? Bring that concern up in the interview.

You express concerns about having an opportunity for advancement within the company. You are crazy if you don't. You probably see this as a risk because it is. That shows how smart you really are. You want goals, deadlines and specific tasks to complete so you can measure your performance and improve on your weaknesses. This creates more value for you and makes you an asset to the company. The company should provide you with goals to achieve and evaluate your performance at specified intervals. Based on your performance, they should reward or penalize you accordingly. Ask if they conduct performance appraisals and how that process works (late in the interview or when you think things aren't going your way).

Not knowing the nature of your next interview, it's hard to know what you can do to increase your chances of getting hired. I would expect someone in HR interviewed you first and now a manager or supervisor will need to decide if you are a good candidate for themselves. You need to show them how professional you are and what makes you better than anyone they've ever interviewed.

So, what is your plan for the interview? What questions do expect them to ask? What are your answers going to be? Will they like your answers? What questions will you ask? Approach it as if the interview is for them as equally as it is for you, because it should be. If they ask about your unstable work history, let them know that it has been very difficult to find a company that provides you with performance expectations other than those only used against you (like being on time).

Let them know you want to justify your existence at the company and would like to be able to communicate with your superiors when you feel the need Is important and not only urgent.

Remember this, would you hire a security guard who all they ever wanted to be was a security guard?

I wish you luck, floor them.


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Old 5th March 2015, 01:22 PM   #110
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I can win this job, I can win this job. It will be a great job. I will enjoy this job. The commute is a small price to pay for this great opportunity. It is a wonderful opportunity. I really want this job. I WILL WIN THIS JOB! lol

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Mike,

How are those lists coming along?
Are they helping you? From what I'm hearing, you have no lists.

About your next interview-

What was your objective on your resume?

Have a look at the company's website? Usually in the about tab, you can find their mission and vision statements. Is this similar to your objective? Can't find it anywhere? Bring that concern up in the interview.

You express concerns about having an opportunity for advancement within the company. You are crazy if you don't. You probably see this as a risk because it is. That shows how smart you really are. You want goals, deadlines and specific tasks to complete so you can measure your performance and improve on your weaknesses. This creates more value for you and makes you an asset to the company. The company should provide you with goals to achieve and evaluate your performance at specified intervals. Based on your performance, they should reward or penalize you accordingly. Ask if they conduct performance appraisals and how that process works (late in the interview or when you think things aren't going your way).

Not knowing the nature of your next interview, it's hard to know what you can do to increase your chances of getting hired. I would expect someone in HR interviewed you first and now a manager or supervisor will need to decide if you are a good candidate for themselves. You need to show them how professional you are and what makes you better than anyone they've ever interviewed.

So, what is your plan for the interview? What questions do expect them to ask? What are your answers going to be? Will they like your answers? What questions will you ask? Approach it as if the interview is for them as equally as it is for you, because it should be. If they ask about your unstable work history, let them know that it has been very difficult to find a company that provides you with performance expectations other than those only used against you (like being on time).

Let them know you want to justify your existence at the company and would like to be able to communicate with your superiors when you feel the need Is important and not only urgent.

Remember this, would you hire a security guard who all they ever wanted to be was a security guard?

I wish you luck, floor them.


Dan
Im expecting them to be lookin at HOW I SAY THINGS, rather than WHAT I SAY. Casinos seem to want personality (outgoing, talkative, energetic,etc).


I just noticed today with school and it had me think back to my last Casino job and other times in school and work and even the gym - When I am doing things right, I FEEL REALLY GOOD, but then I get lazy and whatever as previously stated and start slacking off, half assing everything.

Than when I dug into a hole too far, I get sad and MISS the fact that I was doing everything right but its just seems like its too late at that point.

Easy and feeling sad vs. hard and feeling good?!? Ill start with the latter but end up with the first part EVERYTIME! How do I change this???

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I come out doing the job right....im getting good reviews and be critiques on were I can improve. 6 months later. I found every short cut imaginable and im half assing just trying to get by and I cant recover. later fired for poor performance or just quit for a "fresh start" where the same thin happens.

I come out in school reading and studying and doing everything I need to do. Than I start fidning short cuts again, maybe skim through chapters, don't study, just kind of half *** everything again. maybe ill drop out or ill get a B or C instead of an A. Not terrible but Im capable of way better and I don't learn as much.

I start the week out in the gym, looking to go 5 days. Ill go the first and miss the next 3. I cant make it 5 now. So I go once or twice more. I feel like crap and I don't have the build I am capable of having! Half assing again!


Than each time I get to the point where I am halfassing I am looking to back and missing the time when I was doing it right. Buts its too late. Ive been written up too many times, or I haven't learned the material Ive needed to learn, or I cant make it to the gym 5 days I can only make it 3-4. .....

Than Im looking to start over. how do I stop this vicious cycle?


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