As an office manager, I am responsible for hiring new employees for my Company. I have came across soooo many different people and most of them think they are worthy of being hired. Boy, are they wrong! Interview ettiquette is very important!
Here are a few tips:)
1) Dress appropriately. Although, some jobs maybe be laid back and employees are casually dressed, it is still important to dress professionally. And my god, fix your hair lol. Don’t go looking like you just rolled out of bed. Also, its not cool when you look like you just came back from doing a drive by with your oversized hoodie and baggy pants. Um… NO!
2)Do NOT be late! If you come early you’re on time, and if you come on time you’re late. Well thats what I like to think… do not wait until the last minute to find your interview spot because things happen and you might get lost! It also shows your interviewer that you might be late at coming to work as well! Please take it seriously!
3)Ok so…. I know some people have a hard time filling out applications and understanding stuff, I have no problem with that. But if you are over 18 years old, and you know how to walk and talk just fine, please do not bring in your mom to help fill out your app!! Or have your mom ask all the questions about the position. If you want a job, then get a damn job yourself sheesh! Your mom cant hold your hand every step of your adult life.
4) Do NOT tell your whole life story to your interviewer. Nobody wants to hear that your boyfriend just beat you up or if you just got out of jail. lol. Come on! All I want to know is that you want the job, you’re ready to work, and will get the job done.
5)Put your phone on silent or turn it off!! Its no fun interviewing someone when their cell phone is going off with some gangster ringtone. Haha and dont press ignore cuz the person calling you, will call back!
6) If your application says that you will not be considered if you do not fill out your application completely, then do not turn it in with a whole back page empty. Oh yeah and put a working phone number!! Its sooo great when I call someone only to find out their phone is disconnected. Suppperrrr!!
7) Tell the truth when it comes to your background check. I will find out if you got caught for indecent exposure or manslaughter (eek!). Honesty is the best policy!
That is all for now. lol