Rules of the Road
- Be extremely careful in regards to the distribution of your resume. If you are gainfully employed and want to depart on your own terms, be discreet and precise in terms of putting your resume out for viewing.
- Employers look at LinkedIn. Make sure your information is presentable, up-to-date, and aligns to your resume.
- Do not ever assume that the only references an employer with check are the ones you have provided. Many hiring authorities reference check on their own.
- Ask yourself this question: “Is my resume an Exclamation Resume or is it an Explanation Resume?”
- Nail down the dress code for the interview/remote or in person.
- Bring several paper copies of your resume and any other documents you would like to show to the interview. Always come prepared with pen and paper to take notes.
- Turn off your phone!
- Send Thank you emails within 24 hours of the interview-the sooner the better. This applies on all interviews whether on the phone or in person. Use the GIN principle: Gratitude, Interest, and Next Steps.
- Never, ever “bad mouth” anyone or any company on an interview. Zero upside.