But seriously... We're in the process of hiring for a new Administrative Assistant at my job & while that's great I just have a few words of wisdom to all the job hunters out there:
Facebook has privacy settings for a reason!
We've seen several good candidates but not one that's wowed us yet (or me, at least) and while we don't mock and ridicule behind your back - we do work in a fun & funny environment where we dish it just as well as we take it. So after the last few interviews, I've decided to share some of my rules for job hunting / interviewing:
- Facebook has privacy settings for a reason - find out what they are and use them!
- Don't say your future potential co-workers are really "entertaining". We're not sure how to take that.
- Be ready for any question. (As long as it's legal - be ready!)
- Ask questions - make it seem like you want this job not any job (even if you really want any job).
- When someone asks you if you "looked our company up" make sure you did. We will always ask!
- If there are multiple people interviewing you. Ask for their business cards. Then send them a "thank you" email or card. Their time is valuable. You have no idea how far apart this will set you from the "competition".
- Look like you care. Appearance, stature, posture, annunciation, and eye contact are very important if you want to make a good impression.
- Be the best version of yourself.
- Don't be afraid to laugh.
- Be at least 15 minutes early!
A good job / employer / workplace / co-worker will do their best to make sure you do three things (pretty much) every day: 1. Make an impact. 2. Learn something. 3. Have fun.
If you aren't doing those things - you aren't in the right place!