Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the July 2, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
Before going on a job interview, be sure to research the company, advises Diana LeGere, of Executive Final Copy. What is the firm’s mission and how long has it been in business? Check stock prices and review the company Web site. Perhaps you can get a feel for the organization’s hiring style. Does the company talk about its employees online? Are others encouraged to apply? If possible, obtain the name of your interviewer and learn a little about his or her style. Do not be shy. Ask the receptionist: ‘I have an interview on Friday with Mr. Clark. What can you tell me about him?’ You will be amazed at how helpful people can be. Your interviewer will know that you took the time to prepare. Similarly, be assured that everyone will see you as a candidate with something extra. Remember that you are prepared when you can answer questions. You are even more prepared when you can ask them!”
This Q Tip courtesy of Diana C. LeGere president of Executive Final Copy and employment coordinator for Greenbacks Bringing Hope Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT.
And don’t forget two great Quintessential Careers resources:
For company research, it’s our Guide to Researching Companies.
And for direct contact with companies, check out our Directory of Company Career Centers.
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