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United States

September 20, 2011

Lately at my company, we have been doing job interviews. These interviews are really important for us as employers to understand the job seekers and employ the best of the best.

If you're looking for a job, I have a few suggestions. Do these thing and you will be highly considered. It's amazing that there are such simple things that one can do to increase their chances for employment.

1. Understand the company. Understand who you might work for.  This is important because I typically will ask: So, what do you know about our company? The answers are usually -- "I don't know much about it." As a reader, don't you think that it is odd for someone to apply for a job, get an interview, and not even know about the company they might work for? This is the shocking to me. 4 out of 5 people didn't do any research before they came for their interview. I dismissed them immediately.

2. Dress up for the interview. You will be informed of the uniform for your position as soon as you receive it. However, coming dressed down to your interview hurts your chances. I can't believe that people came in jeans and a t-shirt. One came in with a tank top and shorts. Regardless of the job (no matter where you apply), dress up in business attire. This makes you represent yourself as someone who will take your job seriously.

3. Be personable. Everyone gets training. Everyone must learn how to do a position. But the one thing that employers can not train is personality. Be pleasant and be energetic. Your enthusiam will give us the chance to see that you are excited to get the position. Being 'dry' or just blah during your interview (no matter how much experience you have) doesn't give you a better chance.

As always, this blog lets me vent out frustration and allow everyone to learn just a bit of information. Hopefully, this helps you in some way or another :)

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12:34 AM Dec 26 2011

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thank you dale it was great

07:23 AM Nov 15 2011



Very nice Dale! It really helped me a lot! Thank you. :)

10:12 PM Nov 14 2011



It helps a lot, thanks Dale.

10:36 PM Oct 11 2011



Hi Dale, it's nice blog, so what answer do you expect from the first question, at least you could give us consideration, :)

02:13 PM Oct 03 2011



Appreciate your input on job-seeking.