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Hako
Jul 14, 2017

Rules is Rules


I'm interviewing next week with a company in the oil & gas field as a logistics support agent. I've googled to get some ideas but I'm still lost on what to expect, I'll list a few questions I have below and any personal experiences or tips would be helpful as well. I'm assuming most of this is a non issue since the interview and place I'd be working is in the US but I'd rather be prepared.

1. Bowing, what are the odds that this is going to happen? If I reach out for a handshake is it going to be awkward? Do I wait for them to bow first or do I go first?
2. Promptness, is arriving 5 minutes early the standard?
3. Is the work culture as bad as it says it is online? I'm pretty hard on myself as it is in terms of expectations.
4. Do they prefer small talk or anecdotes while interviewing. (most of my interviews turn into conversations about non job related things should I avoid this?)

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Hako
Jul 14, 2017

Rules is Rules


Nvm, guess in Japan its customary to offer an interview then cancel the day before because you offered the position to someone else.

Seanzor
Mar 22, 2013


Week before*.

Also: no hiring manager should pull the plug on other candidates until they have an accepted offer.

Moneyball
Jul 11, 2005

Ovechkin!


Remember to take your shoes off when you enter the office.

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