Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Interview Dos and Dont's

Interviewing is a nerve racking ordeal, but we all have had to go through it.  
I have been recruiting for over three years now and have seen the best and the worst.  I am not sure if it's just our generation or technology has made us forget our manners, but there are a few very basic things to remember when interviewing.  

Here are a few things (take notes):

** Research the company and people you're meeting.
** Arrive early.  NEVER be late.  I repeat, never be late.
** Bring a copy of your resume, don't assume the interviewers or recruiters will have on on hand.
** Send a thank you note to everyone you met.  It doesn't matter if it's in an email or hand written, but send something.

** Don't send the exact same thank you note to everyone you met with.
** Don't speak negatively about previous employers or coworkers.
** Don't as the basic questions.  For example: "how long have you worked her and what do you enjoy most?"
** Don't be arrogant. 

Did you learn anything?  I hope so.

Don't underestimate the goal of an interview.  You are there to interview the company just as much as they are interviewing you.  Now go find yourself a great career that you enjoy.


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