Are You Coming Across as an Unprofessional Professional?
Appearance, attitude, ethics, skills. All of these elements come into play when you stride into a prospective employer’s office, sit yourself into that not very comfortable chair, and tell your interviewer why you and you alone are the best candidate for the job. Putting yourself in a professional ‘package’ when you waltz your way into a job interview is not only important. It’s downright necessary. Yet, amazingly, many college graduates fall far short in the professional department. As a result, they’re seriously demolishing their own chances of getting the job. They’re also handing it on a silver platter to those who do arrive professional-ready.
So how can you wrap yourself up in a professional package? Well, first of all, you’ll want to avoid all the basic interviewer turnoffs. Among the more prominent are body piercings, tattoos, nose-in-the-air attitude, sloppy grammar, and slovenliness. Arrive at the interview with any of these, and you’ll be shredding your prospects for post-college success.
Examining the professional theme in eye-opening depth is this excellent article. Explore it, devour it, and absorb it. Then tell me what you think – agree or disagree? On the fence?
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