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Professionalism 101

Professionanlism 101

The interview process can be one of the more daunting parts of getting a job. However, WVJC’s career management department is here to guide you every step of the way! Here are some tips and tricks to help you land that job.

  1. Be sure to arrive to the interview site 10-15 minutes early, but no earlier. If you do arrive earlier wait in your car on in a nearby shop until it is time to go inside.
  2. Dress to impress! Women should wear dress pants/skirt, a neutral colored blouse or top, and a jacket. Be sure to keep makeup neutral and perfume light. Hair should be clean and fixed. Men should wear dress pants, a neutral shirt, and a jacket. Facial hair should be well groomed and cologne should be light.
  3. Before your interview take time to research the company and write down a few questions to ask them during your interview. Doing this will let them see that you really do care about the opportunity.
  4. Practice going over interview questions before your interview. Never ask about pay or benefits!
  5. Be aware of your facial expressions and body language. Be sure to smile and sit up straight.
  6. At the end of your interview, ask for a business card. Their business card should have their email address and contact information.
  7. After you get home, take the time to write a thank you letter, and email it to the employer. Doing this will leave a great impression with the employer and bring you to the top of their mind!