Given that, how do you find a job? If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, or following me on Twitter, you know I advocate networking as the best way to land an interview. But how should you develop a network of contacts? Here are easy steps…
Below are important items:
1.) Resumes-Carry extra copies. This is in case you are put before a panel of interviewers and someone hasn’t been provided a copy. It also shows youre prepared for anything.
2.) Letters of Recommendation-Carry letters that are relevant to the job for which you are interviewing. Present them if requested, never include with an application, or cover letter and resume, unless asked. Its a good idea to call the people who wrote the letters ahead of time, let them know you have an interview. This gives them a heads-up someone might be calling about you.
It pays to do your homework before going to an interviewknow what questions might be asked.
In Readers Digest, Michelle Crouch listed the following, (my comments in italics):
1.) Will you tell me about a time you had to work with someone you did not personally like? They want to know how you amicably resolved this issue; did you openly discuss the problem with your coworker or boss, or put up a good front by finding something you could like about them?
Dress for Success, the wonderful organization which provides professional attire to cash-strapped job seekers, has what you need to make a good impression.
New, or nearly new clean clothing, is donated by department stores, boutiques and private individuals to Dress for Success. There are helpful volunteers who can assist in choosing the right dress or suit before an interview. Accessories are also available to complete your look!