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Arriving too early… for an interview – Not a good idea!

I love LinkedIn, although the ability to keep track of the continuous stream of information is pretty tough.

This afternoon whilst perusing the updates from my network, I noticed an agency recruiter post an update about candidates arriving too early for an interview – so for the benefit of my network, I’ll provide some guidance on this.

Arriving too early to an interview is as detrimental as arriving late. Best time to arrive in reception is 5 minutes before your interview. If you arrive by car (or public transport) early to your interview, don’t rock up to reception with plenty of time to spare, go to a cafe, or go for a brisk stroll, or stay in your car singing (actually, only do this if you park a few blocks away… actually, don’t do this, you might lose your voice!)

I like to compare the recruitment process to dating…

An interview is like a first date, so it might be worth considering the following:-

Do

• Dress to impress
• Keep your answers clear and succinct
• Keep your language as positive as possible. Negativity is frowned upon.
• Firm handshakes – not the floppy fish.
• Have questions about the team you may join handy

Do not

• Flirt (yes this works for both sexes, and it does happen!!!)
• Don’t speak ill of your current employer
• Smoke a cigarette before the interview… outside the door of the office. You will smell like cigarettes! Not good! Actually, make sure your breath doesn’t smell, you have sprayed some deodorant (or used some form of deodorant) and (maybe) a little dab of cologne or perfume.
• It’s not a stand up comedy routine, you can have a laugh, but keep it professional! (I’m guilty of this!)

However, back to my initial reason for this post, don’t come too soon, or your thoughts of making your permanent arrival at your potential employer may never happen!

Want to stay in touch? Connect with me on LinkedIn http://linkd.in/HRQ2fp


Hanging with the @ninefold crew

This team is the definition of new age technology geeks. Gone are the Bill Gates style of haircuts and thick glasses, in are the designer jeans, geeked out teez, well manicured facial hair and outgoing wit and personalities.

Ninefold consists of a cool bunch of people that I’d sit down and share a few beers with… and!!! They are going to be hiring 2 cloud system engineers and a couple of ruby devs.
Happy to put you in touch if you would be keen to find out more.
Happy Friday!!!

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Hanging with the @ninefold crew

This team is the definition of new age technology geeks. Gone are the Bill Gates style of haircuts and thick glasses, in are the designer jeans, geeked out teez, well manicured facial hair and outgoing wit and personalities.

Ninefold consists of a cool bunch of people that I’d sit down and share a few beers with… and!!! They are going to be hiring 2 cloud system engineers and a couple of ruby devs.
Happy to put you in touch if you would be keen to find out more.
Happy Friday!!!

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Inspirational Diversity video from IBM

 
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I love videos like these… it’s great to see that companies are looking for ways to beat the skills shortage whilst treating every candidate equally!