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Getting the Job. Tips and advice. Long before. Get references and letters of recommendation. Three to six professionals with a good recommendation. Ask them permission to use them as references. If they say yes, get their correct title, work address and work phone number. Days before.
Gettingthe JobTips and adviceLong beforeGet references and letters of recommendation.Three to six professionals with a good recommendation. Ask them permission to use them as references. If they say yes, get their correct title, work address and work phone number.Days beforeResearch the company. Itshows you care, that you are proactive, intelligent and energetic.Identify your key skills and accomplishments.With your research, you have been able to identify qualities that the company values. Come up with a few personal anecdotes that illustrate you possess those qualities.Days beforePractice the interview.How has your background influenced what you are today?How do you define success?What's the most difficult challenge you've overcome on a job?How do you deal with deadlines?Tell me something about yourself.Why are you leaving your old job?Why would you be good for our company?Where would you like to be five years from now?All questions and the best answers HereDays before"Have answers that are clear, concise and truthful" Jennifer Maxwell P.President of Look Consulting International in New York. "People admire honesty and frankness."Days before – your turnTell me about a typical day in this job.What needs to be accomplished in this position in the next 6-12 months?What skills are important to be successful in this position?Why is the position available?What are some of the long and short term problems and opportunities my potential area faces?How do I fit in the organization?Days beforeCheck clothing. Suit is clean, shirt ironed, and shoes polished. If borrowing or buying new…Appropriate for the industry/company.Above all: be comfortable.Avoid clothes that worry you.The Day beforeCall to reconfirm. Ask the name of the secretary or receptionist. “Influence.“Prepare clothes.Also an extra copy of your resume, references, a portfolio, a pad of paper, a pen.Watch the weather.If weather's going to be bad, be prepared. Get a good night's sleep.It's a big day. You'll want to be fresh and alert.Day of the InterviewWork it off.Exercise early in the day -if possible, to get your blood flowing and to release stress.Get to the interview on time.Arrive 15 minutes early. No excuses.Last-minute check.In a mirror at a location near interview. Fix your lipstick, pull loose hairs off the shoulder, tuck in your shirt properly.smileand check your teeth for any food particles. Show your confidence.Don't forget: Ditch the gum and turn off your cell phone.During the InterviewWaiting: Look confident and busy.During: Pay attention.Relax.If nervous, keep your palms up. This lowers your blood pressure and air dries palms.After the InterviewWrite it down.On a pad of paper in your car/bus, write down your impressions of the company and the interview, and the names of your potential co-workers. These notes have three uses. A. If you're called for another interview, you can review what was discussed at the first one, thus preparing even better for the second. B. If you're offered a job, you can determine whether you want to work for this company. C. You can learn from any problems or successes you experienced during the interview.The Day AfterSend thank you note.Thank the interviewer(s) for taking the time to meet with you. This is a polite gesture -- and a subtle reminder to them of you."I look forward to hearing from you."The Week AfterMake follow-up call.Weeks after: Be patient. Keep searching meanwhile…If you don't get the job, call and ask, "I'd like to know why you chose someone over me." While this may seem embarrassing, more than likely they'll answer you because it shows you want to learn.FinallyWearyourfavoriteclothesSo youfeelgood.WEAR BLUE. Whenyouwear blue people trust you. Q/AThankYou!
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