When you are Called to an Interview
Be professional and dresss for success
When you are called to an interview, you should dress conservatively and appropriately for the required position.
Women should not use exaggerated makeup, or wear conspicuous clothing because the interviewer is going to set standards for appearance. For men, do not wear white socks and tennis shoes, do not wear shorts, but do wear a dress shirt and pants that go well together. Do not wear earrings or show tattoos on the body. The hair should be a good cut, but not look like you just got it cut.
If you know the name of the company and have access to the Internet, learn about the company and read about them to be informed ahead of the time of the interview. During the interview, show yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. If something can not be done because you have no knowledge or experience, then say so. Speak up and if it is work you like, then tell the interviewer that you can learn on the job. Do not talk about salary during the interview. It is better if the interviewer makes an offer. If the offer is too low, then tell them you are interested in working for the company, but in reality the offer does not suit your needs and see if the offer can be increased. If the interviewer presses you to provide a salary figure, provide a number with which you can live, not an exaggeration going too high or too low as you will lose self-esteem. If you agree with the salary, tell them you agree with the number and you will provide a response in a day or two. Once you have accepted the job, it would look bad if you give your word to start work with the new company and then change your mind and look for something else. If you make a counter offer to the company be prepared to give a definitive answer. It is recommended that once you sign a contract, it should not be retracted. Be honest in all your answers, and never lie. Do not say more than you are asked, because something you say off the cuff could adversely affect your candidacy. Always give thanks to the interviewer for having been given a chance and tell thenm that you expect leave to be employed by that company if you really want to work in that company. If you are not interested in the offer, just politely say no thanks. Try to stay in a job for no less than 1 year so your resume does not show that you do not stay in a job. Whenever you change jobs you have an obligation to say why you left the company. The changes in work gives the appearance of instability and then no one will want to hire you.
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