Helpful info on Job Searching

March 4, 2009 whitneychilds

When starting to look for a job, one must do many things. Some of the most helpful information I’ve received is in the following.

Interviewing Skills- Send thank you letters via mail and email to every single person you interview with!!!

A little reminder: when in an actual interview, make sure to wear your name tag on the right side. ( this is something I learned just a couple of days ago 🙂 )

Always always research a company before you go into the interview so you have questions to ask and this makes the employer feel that you value the company enough to do research and are interested enough to ask questions.

Some topics you might want to research about the company include mission statement, what the company does*, know other company locations, company history (look at the annual report), and always write down the name of the person interviewing you.

On a more personal level you might want to ask some questions such as : “Why is this position open?”, “How did you get started in this company?” and “When can I expect to hear from you about the next stage in our process?”

Body language is another key factor when interviewing. Make sure you maintain eye contact. Not that creepy stare that makes a person feel uneasy, but enough to let know you’re listening and that you are confident.

Posture says alot about a person. Maintaining good posture and sitting up right in your chair says you take charge of a situation and you don’t just sit back and wait for someone to do a job, you take the initiative and do things yourself.

PAY ATTENTION!! Some people ( including me), have a tendency to get easily distracted and look focus quickly. I know I have a bad habit of nodding like I’m listening while I’m really thinking about a million other things.

Have several copies of your resume on hand. Even though you sent a resume to the company already, they may have more than one person interviewing and it never hurts to carry extras.

It’s been suggested that you turn your cellphone off but I think the best thing is to not take your cellphone in at all, leave it in the car or at home.


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  • 1. Cinnamon Cameron  |  April 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    These are good tips, Whitney! Good job!

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