For those who have not been following me on twitter you have been missing out on some helpful (if not sarcastic) job-hunting tips that I learned throughout my job hunt a few years back.
I have been on both sides of the interview table, so I have interjected a lot of my pet peeves to this list for candidates that I have met and wondered what they were thinking when they showed up to my job interview.
They are worth a read, and many of them apply to all jobs (and some are me being a smart ass). Some of the best Job Hunting Tips:
|314||Always wear clean underwear to a job interview but never show them to your interviewer either|
|41||Tell someone you are using as a reference before you use them, “… who? That Idiot? I would never hire them!”, could be your reference. Ensure all your naked photos are well hidden on your social media as well.|
|271||Be Precise, e.g. “When I invented the Internet, I was working at…”, no one likes vagueness in job interviews|
|666||Be complimentary with your interviewer: “That outfit doesn’t make you look nearly as fat…”|
|69||Humor has a place but don’t do the Uncle Buck mole bit if the interviewer has one (don’t be a twiddler)|
|13||If anyone asks you about your religious views, claim to be a Druid or a follower of Zeus|
|44||One answer that always gets the interviewer’s attention “Why the f*ck would you ask me that?”|
|313||Scents make you memorable at an interview, but don’t eat bean burritos 2 hours beforehand. You are too memorable then|
|535||Arguing with your interview about technical issues is OK, but will your being right (in your opinion) get you the job?|
|345||At the interview, be sincere (once you can fake it, you are in)!|
|478||The more the interviewer talks, the better you are doing, except if they are yelling about your lack of skills|
|87||The only person you can “throw under the bus” in an interview is yourself, don’t blame others, explain why|
|101||It’s good to seem to know a lot, but very bad to appear to be a Know-it-all , keep that in mind|
|311||Network more with people who have jobs, not as much with folks who are also looking for jobs|
|444||Over 80% of jobs are found through “connections” and “contacts”, so get out and interact with folks!|
|665||When interviewer asks “Any questions”, do not ask, “What are your sick leave rules like?”, first.|
|3||Think you are indispensable? You may be, until you are dispensed, start looking for jobs before you are dispensed.|
|129||Be agreeable but not a suck-up (unless that is what they want, then be one), and be yourself once you have the job|
|37||Don’t answer the question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” with “Doing your job, or better your boss”|
|333||Don’t answer the question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” with “Doing your job, or better your boss.”|
Foolproof Job Hunting Tips
Hope these help. Stay tuned I do have some more coming.
Other Job Hunting Tips
- The one thing you must start with first when searching for a new job is activating your network of contact.
- Your Social media is now your reference for job hunting. Let that one soak in.
- A long list of short sentences with Job Hunting tips worth looking at this one.
- Dress like you are going to a job fair and not like you are going to the beach.