- This is one of the first things I say when I interview a job applicant.
I've interviewed for fun, like the interviews with my boys and the interview with the Pioneer Woman.
I've also interviewed for work. Serious interviewing for hiring serious job applicants.
And it's been an interesting process that I've learned a lot from.
I can't share the step-by-step approach my company takes, which is rather extensive, but I can share some insights about what you should and shouldn't do, as an interviewee. In my opinion.
The economy is tough right now.
When we send out a job ad on Craig's List, we get HUNDREDS of applicants emailing their resumes.
So, the first thing that catches my eye?
The subject line of an email.
"I'm the one you're looking for"
"This job is perfect for me"
Those stand out.
Now, the NUMBER ONE RULE of going to a job interview?
DON'T BE LATE!!
Show up early for goodness sake.
No flip flops.
No extra cleavage.
I spent a whole interview staring at one woman's breasts...and I'm not a lesbian!
They were just...so...there.
Do your research before you arrive.
Know the company's name and what they do.
Don't ask the receptionist these questions as you're waiting.
Have good body language.
Make good eye contact.
It's ok to be nervous.
But be honest.
Don't answer all the questions by looking out the window.
And please, please turn off your cell phone.
These are the basics, people.
I have more, much more, but follow these simple steps and trust me, you'll make a good impression!
Have you been on an interview lately?
Any interview horror stories?