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Tips for Job Seekers

The Interview

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  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Allow for traffic and weather conditions, and make sure you know where you’re going!

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  • Clean, presentable clothes (avoid low cut tops, tattered clothing or showing your stomach).
  • If you might work in an office, slacks and a nice top are preferred.
  • Good hygiene (clean fingernails, washed hair, not visible dirt, etc.)
  • Avoid heavy colognes and perfumes.
  • If you smoke, make sure you have some time to “air out” after your last cigarette.

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  • Interviewers want to assess your personality to make sure we place you in the right environment.
  • Take a deep breath and try to relax before going into your interview.

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  • Don’t be afraid to point out things in a position you may not be comfortable with.
  • Help us understand what environment you’d like to see yourself end up in, so that we can best match that.

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Some examples of questions you may want to ask:

  • How many employees will you be working with?
  • What are the hours of work?
  • Will you be working alone or part of a group/team?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • What are the Job duties?
  • What are the wages and benefits?
  • Is there shiftwork involved?
  • Is the job onsite/camp?

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  • Find out a a bit about the company prior to the interview (company size, type of business, etc.)

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The Resume

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  • Check grammar and spelling.
  • Check to make sure dates and contact numbers are correct.
  • Be honest about your positions- how long, scope of work etc.

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  • Equipment used.
  • Software/programs used.
  • Techniques mastered.
  • What you did! Your duties and responsibilities.

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  • Keep your resume clean, not too wordy.
  • Point form.
  • Use one simple font with key phrases bolded or underlined.

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  • Preferably supervisors, managers etc.
  • Ask if they are okay with you putting them down on your resume as a reference.

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  • Review the Job Description for the position you are applying for
  • Add relevant keywords and duties to your resume as they apply to the position you are seeking



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