A Few Strategies for Acing the Interview –
With a Little Humor Thrown In To Make You Laugh
The Denver Post – Abridged
DENVER, CO — Nothing cramps the gut like job loss, as the Grim Reaper taps you on the shoulder and hands you a pink slip. Desperate to find work, I devoured countless articles with foolproof techniques for acing the interview. But even though I tried most of the strategies, the jobless days became weeks and then months. Nothing was working, so I penned my own strategies for acing the interview, which I am happy to share with you.
Dress appropriately for the interview. Men, wear a Superman costume to demonstrate your willingness to make superhuman efforts to solve company problems. Women, wear a bridal gown to show you will be totally wedded to the job.
Be on time for the interview. Expect to arrive at least 10 minutes early. Don’t forget extra copies of your resume, letters of reference and portfolio. Bring them in a shopping cart. When you meet the interviewer, remember to exude confidence. One good approach is eye contact and a firm handshake. During the interview, maintain composure and be prepared to describe your biggest accomplishments and achievements.
When asked to name your greatest weakness, don’t give a trite answer like “I’m a workaholic” or “I’m a perfectionist.” Instead, explain the bed-wetting and fire-setting. You’ll get big points for honesty. When the interview is over, take your leave with a hearty “Hi-ho, Silver, away,” as you gallop down the hallway to the exit. Don’t forget to follow up with a thank-you note. Write it on a stone tablet from Mount Sinai.
MilitaryConnection.com is a portal of all things military. One of our main areas of focus is to connect members of military and veteran communities and their family members with outstanding jobs. We handle all occupational areas across the board including healthcare, transportation, law enforcement, trades, security high tech and much more. You will find excellent jobs for military and veterans in both the civilian and government sectors on our site. MilitaryConnection.com is proud to present a multitude of resources for those seeking employment opportunities. We provide all types of articles and job tips to assist you. We also have many valuable resources including but not limited to our Virtual Job Fair, our Directory of Employers and of course the MilitaryConnection Job Board with thousands of nationwide jobs. MilitaryConnection.com recognizes the wonderful contributions of Transition Officers and Veteran Service Officers. We value their hard work and work with them. When the next tours is back home, it’s on MilitaryConnection.com