Job Seeker Tips

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

How an employer perceives you is important during the interview process and after being hired. Just like companies and businesses work hard to maintain and protect their brand, you are your own brand. When you put in the effort to look your best and protect the YOU brand. Also keep in mind that you must dress appropriately for the occasion. If you’re in the construction industry and you’re asked to wear heavy-duty clothing and steel-toed boots, don’t show up with the latest from Men’s Warehouse.

Be punctual, respectful and inquisitive.

During the interview process and once you’ve landed your job, we can’t stress enough the importance of being punctual. If it’s your first time at the company for an interview, scout the area a couple of days before and measure the commute with and without traffic. Make note of the amount of time it takes for you to get to your future employer.

Offer steady handshakes and assert your interest with your employer through eye contact. Your body language can make or brake your offer of employment.

You should be as interested in your interviewers and employer as they are in you. If you have made it all the way to an interview, there’s a chance that they see you as a potential hire. Ask questions about the culture of the company and what it takes to be successful there. It helps to do some background research on the company. Maybe your employer was recently on the news for a big milestone– this is something you can mention during your interview.