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Archive for August, 2008

Body Language That Can Help You Get The Job

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

During a job interview, how your body reacts is just as important as how you respond verbally. Here are a few tips that will help you conquer the interview and land that job:

Sit up straight – posture is critical. Be sure that you’re sitting upright and lean slightly forward to show your interest and engagement in the interview process.

Maintain your enthusiasm – you can show your enthusiasm by giving simple nods and positive gestures here and there. After all, you’re a job candidate, not a bobblehead figure.

Keep your distance – respect the personal space of the interviewer. Anything closer than 20 inches could make them uncomfortable and serve as a distraction.

Prepare for interruptions
- if the interviewer receives a phone call or someone walks in on the session, keep your cool and wait for them to finish. You never want to fidget in your seat and act
is if you’re too important for an interruption. You could extend courtesy by displaying your willingness to leave and give them a bit of privacy.

End the interview like a professional – when the interview concludes, always stand, smile and end the interview on a positive note with a firm handshake.

How To Dress For Success

Monday, August 18th, 2008

How bad do you want that dream job? Even with all the determination in the world, you might not get it without the proper attire. According to a recent article in the U.S.A. Today, far too many candidates still haven’t learned the importance of dressing for success. The article revealed how a few applicants showed up to interviews wearing sneakers, spike heels, jogging pants, and even worse, sagging pants. Some went as far as exposing tattoos and body piercings. Needless to say, many of those candidates costs themselves a good a job.

Appearance plays a big role in the conservative business environment. However, even if the actual job doesn’t necessarily require a professional presentation, it’s important to look your best when showing up for an interview. Here are a few tips for both men and women:

Mens Attire

- Long sleeve button up shirt

- A conservative tie

- Dress shoes, dark socks

- Neat hairstyle

- Neat, close shave

- Little to no jewelry

- Briefcase or portfolio

Women’s Attire

- Professional suit, solid color

- Color coordinated blouse

- Professional shoes, moderate heels

- Light colored hosiery

- Professional hairstyle

- Light perfume and make-up

- Manicured fingernails, mild colors

- Little jewelry

- briefcase or portfolio