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Top Interviewing Tips

Need some help in the interviewing department? Why not learn from the experts themselves! Here are some of our recruiters’ top interviewing tips!

Interview Tip 1: Plan Ahead

Do a little homework! Research the company (check websites and general articles/information about the company or find company information at “PRnewswire.com” or “companiesonline.com”). This will not only make you feel more comfortable during the interview, but it will also prepare you to show genuine interest in the company. Remember to write down the directions and the person (s) you should ask for when you arrive. Take this with you in the car, as well as our number in case you get lost. Review your work experiences. Be ready to explain past career accomplishments with specific information
targeted toward this companies needs. Try to think ahead of 2-3 examples of when you went above and beyond on the job.

Interview Tip 2: First Impression

Allow sufficient time for the interview. Plan to arrive exactly ten minutes before your actual appointment. There is no excuse for tardiness at an interview. Dress appropriately. Plan how you will dress for the interview, and remember that there is only one chance to make a good first impression. Even though many companies have relaxed the internal company dress code,
interviews still follow the conservative standard. We suggest a conservative business suit (dark colors are best) with clean/polished conservative shoes and a well-groomed hairstyle. Nails should be clean and trimmed, with minimal cologne or perfume, and empty pockets–no bulges or tinkling coins. Do not chew gum, candy or smoke cigarettes on the way to the interview or just before.

Interview Tip 3: Compensation

Do not talk about Salary or benefits on the first interview unless the employer brings it up to you. The consultant would never send you on an interview if the salary was not what you and she agreed upon. You may be asking for too little or too much money and in each case ruin your chances of being offered the job. If you have questions about the benefits, let us obtain this information for you. If you are asked to fill out an application or data sheet, make sure you do it completely, but put down “open” or “negotiable” for salary. If you put down a salary you desire and the employer had a larger salary in mind, you lose.

Interview Tip 4: Body Language

Maintain eye contact with your interviewer. Show you want the job with your interest. Have a firm handshake and a smile. The employer will ask you to sit down; be very sure to sit up straight no matter how nervous you are. Be your authentic self, professional yet real. Engage in true conversation with your interviewer, resting on the preparation you did prior to coming to the meeting.

Interview Tip 5: Ask Questions

Be prepared to ask questions during the interview. Your questions allow the hiring manager to evaluate your professional and personal needs. Insightful questions help both of you determine if your relationship will be mutually rewarding. Again, avoid questions that relate to salary, benefits, vacations, and retirement.

Interview Tip 6: Ask for the Job!!!!!

Encourage the interviewer to share information about his or her company. Demonstrate your interest. Companies want to hire candidates that are interested in working for them, not just those who want a job. Remember to express your interest in the job! Don’t be afraid to ask for the job at the conclusion of the interview. “What is the next step?” “When will a decision be
made?” Then thank the interviewer for his/her time.

Retail Sales Position needed for Local Boutique!

Do you have a flair for design and an interest in fashion? This boutique clothing store is looking for a customer focused and fashion savvy professional! Responsibilities will be to assist customers, help manage inventory, help price merchandise, manage social media and perform other duties as needed. Hours are 10:00am-6:00pm and person must be able to work 2 weekends per month. Strong potential for management! Pay is $10-12/hr! Great way to get your foot in the fashion world!


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