This post is for those of you that are looking for a job or as we used to call it “pounding the pavement”. Just like management you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. You need to have a list of non-negotiables. What must this job have in order for you to accept the offer?
If you get an offer be willing to say thank you but no thank you. Yes, be willing to say NO. If the job doesn’t meet your requirements why take it? If you take the job you would be putting yourself in a bad situation. Stick to your guns you made a list for a reason.
It’s the obvious but I have to say it do your homework before you go on an interview. You may not like the industry the company is in but you like the job. During the interview if you’re asked what do you like about the company tell the truth. Talk about how interested you are in the position and how the position relates to the overall success of the company.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The only way you’re going to find out if the job meets your requirements is to ask questions. Depending on where you are in your career you have a right to know certain things upfront. If the interviewer asks why you’re asking a lot of questions tell them you want to make sure the job is a good fit for you. For those of you that are currently unemployed you might not want to be as aggressive.
If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org