Filling out the Application

Many companies request candidates to fill out an employment application even though the applicant has a resume. Take a pen with you and fill it out completely. DON’T put “see resume”: The whole idea is to get the information in a format they are familiar with. If necessary, you can summarize a note that your […]

Interview Appearance & Arrival

APPEARANCE You won’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. Wear conservative business attire and pay attention to detail: Make sure your shoes are shined, hair combed, fingernails cleaned, breath fresh, etc. Your appearance will tell them much about how you feel about them, the situation and yourself. Employers see enough impeccably […]

Before You Go on an Interview

I posted this in June 2012. As I continue to work with experienced professionals, the same issues continue to come up. When I hear the same thing over 10 times I feel it is time to re-post and re-state. An interview is a determination, or test, by a prospective employer of your ability to contribute […]


First in a series of posts on “nailing” the interview. The key thing to remember going into an interview is that unless you come away with an offer, everything else is academic. You must approach the interview as a two-step process: FIRST, focus 100% of your energy on making the company want you, THEN, turn […]