I am not sure what you thought this post would be about… BUT, what I have noticed, is the new demographic of young readers to my blog, and with recent experience, I totally saw this to be an area that a lot of people could benefit in !
So today, I wanted to talk to you about, HOW TO NAIL THAT JOB.
One the past several months, I have been in a position of accepting applications, and contacting people for interviews, and to my surprise - It’s been pretty shocking to see how many things that I thought to be pretty common sense happen.
So I thought I would give you FIVE tips, on how to nail that job, and or interview spot. So, let’s get into it.
1. Dress the part.
I cannot believe how many people I have seen recently going to apply for a job, in sweat pants, and looking super disheveled. Now, I am totally not judging, because hey, I am SUPER thankful, that I had an aunt and grandma that always looked out for me in this area, and made sure that i was appropriately dressed for interviews. However, I do feel that some of this needs to be common sense, and maybe a reminder needs to be put out there, that even though you may not be applying to a doctor’s or lawyer’s position, you should still take pride in your appearance and dress appropriately for the job.
Trust me, you will be taken SO much more seriously.
2. Don’t go and apply with friends.
Another thing that I have been seeing recently that has me pretty dumbfounded. I also have been seeing this from young, and old(er) people. But, it is not necessary for you to go and apply for jobs with someone else. And if you are making a day trip out of it, ask the person that is tagging along with you, to stay out of the store / environment you are applying at.
It comes across as you are not independent, and not capable of the job at hand.
3. Have a clear and concise resume.
I am not sure if everyone is a aware of this, but spell check is TOTALLY a thing. Quickest way to have your resume discarded, is to have it full of spelling and grammatical errors.
And i know, i know, no need to always be the grammar police - shoot, i know my grammar isn’t always on point, but this is your RESUME we are talking about, you are trying to put your best foot forward, so why not take the extra five minutes to make sure all is well before you hit print !
4. Don’t go and apply at peak hours.
Chances are, if you go into an establishment to apply when it is their busiest time of the week / day, management won’t have time to talk to you, and or, it will show that you don’t have a proper understanding of how that type of business runs.
5. Do your research about the company.
Business places often get more than one application, and or resume, daily, stand out from the crowd and do your homework learning up about the company so you can shine bright like a diamond to make an impression on the management when they receive your resume !
I hope these tips help you in applying on your next job adventure ! Do you think I missed any points ? I would love to hear your input and or extra advice!