Here are three simple job hunting tips for you to begin your week!
- If you're actively interviewing, keep a lint roller in your car. If you've got pet dogs, cats, ferrets, or even llamas, you're bound to get hair and dander on yourself. That lint roller will help you from looking like you're wearing a mohair jacket when you're not.
- Do you have a non-compete agreement in place? A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, you signed a mountain of paperwork when you started your job. One of those documents may have been a non-compete, which places restrictions on the types of of jobs you can accept and at what companies for a period of time (usually one or two years). These are implemented to stop the workforce from directly bringing their experience and knowledge to their company's competition. Before even interviewing with another company, it helps to know whether you signed something saying you can't work for them. Don't waste your time - or theirs.
- I'm sure this one won't make me too popular with the body art crowd, but if you have tattoos or piercings, make sure you cover these up best you can for an interview. Like it or not, people are judgmental, and one of the things interviewers will question if you have visible tattoos is your professionalism, and the impression you would make on internal and external clients. Better to let an employer hire you first, then you cangradually expose some of your more safe-for-work body art.
Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).
Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.