Monday, March 2, 2009

Interview tips.

Amid the rise in unemployment many people are looking for work and, as a consequence are turning to blogs like this one for counsel and advice. To that end, here are some things I've learned along the way.

1. Don't bring up your criminal record.
There's time enough for that AFTER you land the job. Stay cool. And don't cross your legs if you're wearing your house arrest anklet.
2. No pets, please. I know, I know, "love me, love my pet." But these days, too many employers don't cotton to this motto. There's time enough for that AFTER you land the job
3. Save the sandwich for later. Too many people show up in my office gobbling a chicken drumstick, a rack of ribs or even a simple sandwich. Remember this simple rule, if there's not enough to go around, leave the food at home. There's time enough for that AFTER you land the job.
4. Put the cellphone on vibrate. No texting or gabbing with pals during the interview. There's time enough for that AFTER you land the job.
5. Leave your weapons at home. Too many people show up in my office "packing heat." We all have the Constitutional right to bear arms, of course, but many employers are wary. There's time enough for that AFTER you land the job.

1 comment:

newfriendjill said...

How about when the ECD, new to the company himself is interviewing you, offers you a coffee and you say "yes" and then half of your meeting is spent with said ECD attempting to learn how to use the most complicated coffee machine in history.

Aaaah, the memories.