Monday, January 4, 2016

Do's and Don'ts of Job Interviews

Job Interviews are tricky no matter how big of a deal they are. Your appearance is a super important even if you're just interviewing for a local clothing store. You could have the perfect resume but if you show up in yesterday's yogas and a top two sizes two small, the odds are you're probably not going to get the job. A company is looking for someone who will not only do their job well, but who positively represents the company.

Other Tips:
Show up with wet hair, this shows bad time management and looks less professional.
Wear yoga pants or leggings.
Show undergarments.
Play with hair or nails and/or fidget.
Use bad grammar or mumble.

Have a fresh manicure. Even no manicure at all is much better than old chipped nail polish.
Go for simple, rather than bold, this applies for clothes, shoes, make-up, accessories etc.
Make eye contact.
Be friendly.
Prepare to answer common interview questions. This can help relieve nerves if you know what you're going to say and gives you time to come up with good answers.
Have a minimal to extensive knowledge of the company.

Smile and give a firm handshake.
Be truthful. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt when it comes to your strengths and honest when it comes to your weaknesses. It's okay to say that you're good with people or you struggle a bit with organization. This is the type of thing the employer wants to hear. It saves time and energy on both ends if you are honest, this way it's easier to tell if the job is right for you. If it's not, that's okay. It's better to find out now then after you get the job.

Thanks for reading!
xoxo - E