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Perfman Hr : Why You Must Treat Interviews Like A Job
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Perfman Hr : Why You Must Treat Interviews Like A Job

Typically, the people that have the greatest success at job hunting are those who treat the job hunt like a job in itself! This attitude fosters motivation and productivity. After all, getting a new job is a job in itself. Anyone who tells you otherwise is mistaken. There are many steps you can take to treat your job hunt like a job…and put yourself in a position to succeed.

Dress the Part Every Day

If you are trying to get a job that requires formal business attire, then wear something professional every day. When you dress the part, you live it and feel it. You never know during the course of any given day when you might run into someone who can hire you. I have known of people who found jobs just by talking to complete strangers while in airports, long distance trains, local coffee shops, or even on Mumbai locals (first class compartments!). If an opportunity presents itself, you want to be at your very best. When you dress for success, you achieve it. Even if you have a phone interview, dress as if you were interviewing in person. When you dress the part, you will communicate much more effectively and you put yourself in a much better frame of mind to succeed.

Believe it or not, the person you are talking to can subconsciously sense how you are dressed even over the phone. If the job you are striving for requires business casual attire, rather than formal, then wear that every day. The key is to dress how you would if you were on the job. Doing so energetically puts you in the proper frame of mind.

Establish a Virtual Office

Another way to treat the job hunt like a job is to go to a “virtual” office every day. The secret is to go somewhere. Some of my clients have gone to places such as the library, while others have gone to a coffee shop or a bookstore café. Some have even gone to the extent of renting an executive office suite. Others have found friends that could lend them a spare desk where they work.

Look for a place that is within your budget. Yet find a location where you can be productive. When you get out of the house, you feel better about yourself. You also avoid distractions such as the television, the Internet, children, and housework. Ultimately, you become much more productive, confident, and proud.

Get a New E-mail Address

In today’s day and age, almost everyone is connected to the Internet. Most companies prefer to communicate electronically. Having a professional e-mail address allows you to level the playing field.

I suggest you create a new address just for your job search. That way your job hunting related e-mails won’t get confused with “junk mail” and other mail that is less important. Plus, new accounts are much less likely to receive annoying spam. When you are creating your account, make it as professional as possible. Don’t use something silly such as a nickname, a number, or a cutesy phrase. Instead, try to use your first initial and your last name. That way, interviewers will recognize your incoming e- ails. If the ideal e-mail ID isn’t available, then try your full name. Everything you do conveys an image. Something as minute as your e-mail address can make or break someone’s impression of you.


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Liked your article. Too many folks don't take interviews seriously enough.

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