Interviewing Advice

I came across an interesting article at HR Morning which was called “the death of etiquette in interviews.”  The article discussed things such as applicants using profanity or talking on a cell phone during their interviews, or those that brought their kids to interviews.

Even though it was an aged post, it was fascinating nonetheless.  Because nothing ticks me off more than when an applicant shows up for an interview wearing a baseball hat, ripped jeans and proceeds to respond to a text messages during our time together.  The lack of respect shown these days by applicants interviewing for positions at all levels is scary.

It shouldn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for.  I mean, I don’t think you need to show up in a suit for an interview with Wendy’s, for example, but at least wear some khaki pants and a button-down shirt.

Look at it this way – you only get that interview to make a first impression.

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