Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, March means two things – we’re finally inching closer to the end of the cold winter months, and it’s officially Career Move Month!
This year marks our seventh annual Career Move Month campaign and as always, we’re putting a huge emphasis on getting the word out about the wonderful job opportunities we offer as we build our franchise location teams to get ready for the busy summer months. It’s important for us to find the best individuals out there in order to maintain our 96% customer referral rate and impressive customer service.
Regardless if you’re considering a potential career with us or you’re just looking at beginning a new job elsewhere, it’s important to nail your interview and show a potential employer you have what it takes to make a difference in their company.
Fortunately for you, our training and hiring teams here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK have compiled some of the best tips and tricks to stand out in the hiring process!
Live by the 15-minute early rule
You often hear that old coach-saying that “if you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late” – well, in this case, that might be true! Giving yourself a 15-minute cushion of time will not only impress the people you’re interviewing, but it will allow you to get there comfortably and without worry in case of traffic or other delays.
It should go without saying, but it’s worth repeating – turn that cellphone off or even leave it in the car! Cellphones have become an extension of people in this day and age, but you don’t want to live through the embarrassment of it going off during your job interview.
Before arriving, be well-versed on what the job you’re interviewing for entails as well as details on the company, and be ready to explain why you’re a good fit for the position. Strong preparation prior to the interview will stand out and appear you’ve done your research ahead of time. This can make a huge difference in allowing you to stand out among others for the position.
Dress like you mean it
Much like the cellphone tip, it should go without saying that it’s crucial to dress to impress for your job interview. Wearing professional attire to your interview shows you care about the job you’re applying for, and that you are responsible.
Shake hands with a purpose
It’s something small and it might not seem like a big deal, but a strong, professional hand shake can go a long way with the people interviewing you.
Maintain eye contact and speak up
Be clear, concise, and confident while speaking! Show that you belong and are worthy of the job by maintaining eye contact during the interview and speaking clearly so everyone in the room can hear. This will help you stand out among other candidates and give others the perception that you’re confident with your abilities and experience.
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