June 17, 2014

WHAT TO DO WITH IT — THE “GET A JOB” EDITION

EBLAST JUNE WEEK 1Over the last 5 years I’ve conducted a lot of interviews and have seen first hand which habits can make or break a candidate in the hiring process.

These are some very simple things I’ve learned that make a real impression.

#1 — BRING YOUR RESUME!
Don’t show up at an interview without a printed copy of your resume on hand. By showing up without one you’re presuming that the person doing the hiring doesn’t have also hundreds of other replies to their job post, more candidates they are considering, and lots of time on their hands. Do them a favor and hand them the info they need to properly conduct an interview as soon as you sit down to meet.

#2 — BRING SAMPLES OF YOUR WORK
Looking for work in the creative industry? I bet every boss would tell you that his or her top priority in a new hire is someone that is dynamic. Someone who can see projects through from concept to completion. Bringing in elegantly printed samples of your work shows that you can do just that, see something through to a successful finish. Don’t want to spend lots on a portfolio? Try the looseleaf format, starting at only $1 per piece, these beautiful prints will showcase your work in a clean and effective format. Have a few more bucks to spend? Make custom hardcover and softcover books!

#3 — SEND A THANK YOU NOTE
Make them think of you after the interview is over, send them a note to tell them if you enjoyed meeting them, and thank them for their time. Showing gratitude is not only good for character, its good for business.

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