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Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00

Interview Advice Part 2 
Be Professional before, during and after!  Wear a suit, don't swear, change your email, change your answer phone,.

Assume you are being judged at all times, as soon as you apply for a job or upload your CV to a database you become a part of the hiring process.

Things to consider:
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  • Change your answer phone message or keep it if it's already professional.  When a recruiter or HR Manager calls you and hears drunken singing followed by a beep, they probably won't leave a message.
  • 'Suit Up'  Even if interviewing in a laid back company or you are one of those trendy art types, unless told otherwise Suiting Up is always appropriate  Assume the interviewer is not a 'trendy art type'.
  • Return calls and emails.  If you go AWOL or disappear for a few days, it makes the recruiter and you look bad.  Keep communicating!
  • In interview DO NOT SWEAR, not even a little bit of blasphemy, even if the interviewer does it.
The recruitment consultant wants you to get a job, that's how we get paid.  Be our friend not our buddy.  We are representing the client as well as the candidate so be professional, I would not put a candidate in front of a client that I thought would make me look bad!  For a lot of our executive positions TAG work as a sole supplier and will be making the first round of interviews and cuts.
The easiest way to get it right, if finding a job is important to you then treat it that way!