Hi, so I know there are a lot of us out there who are looking for jobs. I decided to compile a list of things people may not take into account once the application process is finished.
-Always check up on your application in person. Do this once or twice a week if you have the means of doing so. Do not call in to check up on it unless they have made it clear that it is okay for you to do so.
-If you land an interview, show up 15 minutes early. This is a good way to show employers that you value punctuality as well as making a good impression, thus causing them to be more likely to remember you when they review your application.
-Do not over-dress unless the occasion calls for it (for instance, you wouldn’t wear slacks to a McDonalds interview. A nice shirt and pair of jeans will do just fine).
- Don’t wear too much perfume/cologne. It is important to appear clean and hygienic, but when you basically drench yourself in it, you’re not going to leave a good impression. Apply a minimal amount and go on with your day.
-Try to appear confident, but not cocky. Show your future employer that you are up for any task within reason (or let them know that there are some tasks you may not be able to do due to a disability, etc.). Don’t insult yourself in front of them (this includes things such as self-deprecating remarks and the like), because things like that are in bad taste.
-Get in some practice interviews. This will help you know what kind of questions to expect and may also ease your nerves about your main upcoming interview.
That’s all I can think of for now! Good luck with getting that job you want! I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, so feel free to add on to this post.