Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: A Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job

Ellen Gordon Reeves

A witty, pleasant, unforeseen activity hunter's bible that eventually solutions the genuine questions. certain, if you are wedded on your nostril ring, put on it to the interview. No, you mustn't be e-mailing out 1000's of résumés. Writing with huge, immense authority and a compelling, full of life voice, Ellen Reeves brings jointly her life of adventure of hiring, counseling, and résumé-doctoring into a necessary advisor for younger activity seekers.

Can I put on My nostril Ring to the Interview? takes readers step by step via a strategy that was once constantly tricky, yet is this present day in particular tough. start the quest with a certified mind-set―get geared up, and set your self up with enterprise playing cards, a decent e mail deal with, and a operating cellular phone. the significance of networking and the rule of thumb of three―try to make 3 e-mails or telephone calls an afternoon, yet by no means greater than that. The "elevator speech"―hone your pitch to the size of an elevator experience and be ready to take advantage of it on the such a lot unforeseen instances. The artwork of writing cringe-free conceal letters and killer résumés―from timelines, hooks, and grammatical do's and don'ts to why you might want to by no means use the word "References to be had upon request," by no means comprise your GPA, and not, ever make a typo. easy methods to costume for an interview, together with why to place in your company outfits while interviewing at domestic, over the telephone. issues to be sincere approximately: citizenship and prior wage variety. And issues to not say: "I wish this task simply because i want future health insurance."

Then as soon as you are in, find out how to negotiate wage, what to anticipate in a evaluate, and easy first activity good judgment: take initiative, be humble and useful, by no means use your boss as a confidant, and continually say "I'll discover" rather than "I don’t know." Now you are in your way.

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