MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION
By Brenda Owen
Seniors who feel intimidated by job hunting should remember that studies show that appearances and attitude often count as much as qualifications. Make a great impression with these tips:
– Demonstrate your enthusiasm by researching the company in advance.
– What do you really want to know about the job? Prepare a list of questions on a note page carried in your organizer and don’t be afraid to ask.
– Take notes during the interview, recording critical facts, names and job requirements, Reference these items when you write or phone in your follow-up.
– Request business cards from your interviewers.
– Don’t be late. Arrive five minutes early.
– Bring extra copies of your resume in case you speak to more than one interviewer.
– Interviewers notice details. A neat hair cut and a good shoe shine go a long way in making a good visual impression.
– Schedule a follow-up call or letter within 72 hours of your interview.
Source: Day Planner, Inc.