Thursday, January 28, 2010

Passion Party #149 - Interviews

Perhaps you have discovered your passion lies elsewhere, and it is finally time to search for a new job.
Here are some things NOT to do on that first interview (as reported by various head-hunters and HR people):

DO NOT lean across the desk, exposing the panther tattoo on your breast.
DO NOT wear an expensive suit and tie when applying to work for a sporting-goods company in Arkansas.
DO NOT arrive late to the group interview at a restaurant and then order the most expensive item on the menu.
DO NOT say you really can't start the new job for 3-6 months, or that you are "just looking".
DO NOT jog from the bus stop to the interview, arrive sweaty and ask if they have a shower you could use.
DO NOT consistently mispronounce the name of the person interviewing you.
DO NOT become so animated that you knock over your coffee cup on the interviewer's desk.
DO NOT ask for reimbursement of expenses at the start of an interview.

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