What are the different precautions that should be taken by a job seeker while scheduling interviews?

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If you are looking for a traditional job:

1. Know what you want and clearly articulate that in a cover letter and at the interview.

2. Do not list reasons for leaving a job on your CV. If the employer asks, it is always better to explain in person.

3. Scheudle 1 interview per day. You never know how long the interview will take or if you will need to start work that day.

4. Be on time! Do not arrive more than 10 minutes early and NEVER be late!

5. Follow up: After the interview, call a few days later to call to express your continued interest and to see if you could offer any additional information.

For Stay at Home (Work from Home) Jobs:

1. NEVER give out your Social Security number or your Tac ID number.

2. Limit your contact information when answering an online ad. True businesses will respect your privacy and will ask for information in a secured environment.

3. When completing online applications: Check the security of the online application and business site first.

4. Never give out your bank account information until you have verified that the company is legitimate.

5. Regularly monitor your credit report if you do plan on working from home and keep meticulous records of what sites you posted your resume's to and any contact information you were given.

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What are the different precautions that should be taken by a job seeker while attaining interviews?

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What are the different precautions that should be taken by a job seeker while attaining interviews?

I have attached some websites that should help in both preparation for the interview and in the actual interview, as in some countries, attaining the interview is as important as the interview, itself.  From my end, I think that the job seeker must understand as much as possible about the job and the organization to whom they are trying to obtain the interview.  It is up to the job seeker to make the case that they are the "perfect fit" for this post and the organization.  This will involve some research and some study.  The first thing the job seeker should do is to make sure they are qualified to work at both the job and the organization.  Sometimes these questions are rather open and apparent:  Do I have the skills for this job?  Have I had the right training for this position?  Have I clearly indicated on my resume that I am a match for this job?  Other times, these questions are not so obvious:  Can I get to this job on time every day?  Am I able to commit myself to this position and organization?  Taking these precautions will be able to resolve them before a prospective employer will have to do so. One trick that seemed to be obvious upon reflection is the idea of the job seeker being able to summarize they qualifications in a short and concise statement that can resonate in the mind of a prospective employer. I have noticed that kids coming out of college have a tendency to be too verbose and talk far to much without saying much of anything.  This might be due to the fact that they have just come out of the college training and have been indoctrinated in the theory so much, that speaking about it comes as a reflexive action.  However, in the business world, the theoretical foundations are of equal importance (if not less) to the practical applications of making an impression.  Being able to summarize in concise and direct statements how a job seeker matches well could be a vital precaution and something that must be done.  This could involve knowing your resume and your background and being able to pitch one or two vital elements in it.  It might also consist of knowing something about the organization and matching up your vitals to it.

In attaining interviews, the job seeker has to do the best job possible of distinguishing themselves in a positive way from others.  Competition for any job, especially in this current economic climate, is fierce.  How will the job seeker distinguish themselves from other candidates in procuring an interview?  This might involve appearance and professional attire, personal presence in meeting prospective employers, and ensuring that one's credentials have been organized in such a manner that it is apparent that this particular candidate is worthy of an interview.

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