Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 3:41:36 AM
Its okay to admit you need help when it comes to successfully selling yourself during the interview process.Many people are afraid or ashamed to admit they need help.Just because you got the interview doesn't mean you know how to properly conduct yourself to land the job.I have seen many a horrendous faux pas waiting my turn for an interview;and Gi-rrendous faux pas during group interviews.In the past I have been guilty of committing an interview crime or seven.The road to redemption begins with admitting you have a problem and finding solutions.Increasing your chances of getting that position,whilst becoming savvy and the potential demolition to every other candidate competing for that job you deserve.
Interview Dont you effin dare:
Get excited while waiting to be interviewed because you see your friend across the room and scream:
"WHAT UP ??? HOW YOU DOING??? YOU INTERVIEWING FOR THIS JOB? ME TOO!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!" TELL YOUR MOM I SAID HI!!!
Showing up to the interview with a piece of paper folded into a cube and telling your prospective employer:
"My bad,what had happened was...my computer crashed and I went to the Library and Gmail gave that to me,its a copy of my resume."
Then unfold the paper that looks like something you picked up from the side of the Belt parkway and it says GMAIL in the corner with a message box that says:
~I had 2 jobs before
~I can be supervisor one day
Now although your ambition is admirable this is not the way to impress or convince that person you are the number one candidate to fill their open position.If you were a computer the resume would be the mouse.Its how you navigate.Its your guide for making points,selecting what to talk about and has everything you need to successfully answer almost any question your interviewer throws at you.It should be free of creases,crumples,smudges,or markings of any kind.It is a crucial part of your overall presentation.You should always bring extra copies with you,including one for yourself. Many people don't know how to write an effective resume,there is no need to be ashamed to admit this.If you need help there are places that offer free resume workshops all year round.You are sure to find one that is convenient for your schedule,such as the Library.