5 Tips to Prepare for that First Real Job Interview
You have graduated high school or college and now youre ready for your first real job. Youve mailed out rsums and have been called in for your first interview. How can you do well at the interview so you wind up being offered the job?
1. Dress professionally. No midriff shirts, low-cut blouses or flip-flops because youre going to work and not the beach. While its not necessary to buy a suit, it is particularly important to look professional. If youre trying to get a job in a conservative office such as an accounting firm, dont dress as if you were going to a concert. If you are applying for a retail position, you have a little more freedom. Rather than list what clothing is and is not acceptable, I would tell you to dress as if you were going to meet one of the most important people in your life- because you are!
2. Make sure you are well-groomed. Dont look as though you just rolled out of bed and couldnt bother to take care of basic personal hygiene. Nothing will make the HR Manager bring the interview to a close faster than unwashed hair, dirty fingernails or body odor. As an employee, you will be a...