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interview this saturday for appraiser internship

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Addison Phillips

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Greetings
I am interested in becoming an appraiser and have an interview this Saturday with a firm in the DFW metroplex for an apprenticeship. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any books, websites, or other reference information I could pick up to get me started.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Addison
 

Farm Gal

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Addison:

Given that you have left it pretty late to ask this question :roll: , I am not sure how much help can be offered beyond:

Prepare yourself as you would for ANY interview!

Do as much research as you can on the specific firm,
Be prepared to ask questions that indicate some intellegence
Be well dressed and eager (but not too eager)
SMILE.

After you get hired and have any questions come back and make sure you are doing what you are supposed to!

Good Luck!
 
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Addison:

The person interviewing you has three general areas of concern. All your answers should address these three concerns. Knowing these will give you more confidence.

1. Can you do the job? Be ready to outline your skills, education and knowledge. Answer in an interesting way demonstrating a willing attitude to tackle new problems.

2. If offered, will you take the job? Here you put your attitude in the spot light. Lean forward, look the interviewer in the eye, be interesting in your answers and convey your willingness to start immediately. You should leave no doubt that you would like to be employed.

3. Will you fit in to my organization? Look around you when you are interviewed. Take your cues from the person interviewing you. Be in sync with the person interviewing you. Make that person confident you will be an asset to the company. If speaking about prior employers, stress the positive.

Lastly, prepare your self for the question every interviewer asks. Every interviewer will ask you "Do you have any questions?" Think very seriously about your answer. In your answer, demonstrate you have thought about employment in this position. For example, don't ask about the pay or benefits. Those questions are reserved for when you receive the job offer.

Knowing that all the questions will focus in three areas will take the stress off the interview and your confidence should be apparent.

Good luck and report in on your progress. :wink:

Regards.
 

Addison Phillips

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thanks to all who replied, unfortunately i didn't find this board until the thursday before my interview. however, i was supposed to hear back from the appraiser sometime this week and have heard nothing yet. <Sigh> looks like it's back to the grindstone of door knockin

Addison
 

Farm Gal

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Addison:
Do not go quietly!!!

First make another 'sales call' to the appriaser you interviewed with... "I am looking forward to hearing from you..."

IF you then get a rejection letter/interview then take step 2... go BACK to that person and ask them what qualities that they were looking for that you did not present them with... ask whatthings they are specifically looking for in a new hire! Do NOT at this time argue that you really have them (but forgot to mention ...), but take very careful note of their answer(s).

To a very high extent this and any other business is partially dependant on your being able to sell yourself/services/product....

So learn from your 'failures' as well as your triumphs!

Many, many people have gotten hired by continueing to show up and ask " got any openings yet?"... you might consider dropping a note phone call, door call etc regularly for a while: IF they hired someone else, that someone may not work out!!!

Biz is slowing for most offices a little... do not take it personally if they don't take you on.

Good luck!
 

Addison Phillips

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thanks for the advice, if you start to see me lose desire, gimme a swift kick in the tuckus.

Addison
 

Farm Gal

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Addison if you are going to hang around here bee prepared for both cheers and jeers... We will apply a swift kick to the source of knowlege if we think it appropriate! Now GOOO get em!
 

Al Scheuerman

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I am going through the appraiser class right now and have to reach out the appriasers in our area, does anyone have an ideas of the best way to start the conversation and such????
 

Dona Roberts

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Don't get discouraged, if this opportunity doesn't work out, another one will! I was in a similar position, not long ago, and have changed jobs a few times in my career. I found the best way to find openings and opportunities was to get on the phone. Get a list of appraisers and call them. Unfortunately, many of them probably get a ton of resumes, but most I called were terrific and kind and helpful. Yes, there were many "no thank you" and lots of "I'm sorry". If they say they don't have an opening, ALWAYS ask "do you know someone that might". It worked for me, I hope it does for you. Good Luck.
 

Tony V

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New York
Al Scheuerman said:
I am going through the appraiser class right now and have to reach out the appriasers in our area, does anyone have an ideas of the best way to start the conversation and such????
Maybe you should try to start with a topic that is not 4+ years old, unless you are going for that .." Remember When" line..:rof:
 
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