JOB INTERVIEWS and how to WIN them

by Mickey Mixon

 

Why do people go to school? We all know that the primary reason is basic education for personal growth and development. But going to school is more of a preparation for the future. A future that is filled with advancement and success is what parents want for their children. Getting a college degree and landing a good and stable job is a big part of the vision.

 

After years in college, one will then face the challenging real world. To find the right job at the right company is not that easy these days. Competition is so stiff and qualifications are demanding. Both unemployment and underemployment are everywhere. Every year, the employment world welcomes many hopeful young people into the work force. In response to this, localities launch job fairs almost annually with the aim of helping job seekers find the job they seek. Thousands try, many get hired and others go home – still jobless.

 

Job fairs are good venues for recent graduates, and for those who wish to change their current job. There are usually a huge number of applicants from everywhere. How could one win the heart of his or her target company? Some say that a job fair is just a drop-your-resume and try-your-luck thing. Be proactive and come to think of a job fair this way: You can introduce your self to 20 or more companies in just a couple of hours. This is a great opportunity to get a job.

 

Applicants must prepare a 1 page resume, since employers would base their judgment on who to call back for an interview based on the resume. An impressive resume is not actually the goal on your 1 page resume. It should be your goal to qualifgy yourself for the job in hopes that you will be called in for an interview. First impressions are very important, not only in your resume, but in the way you look. Dress up and act as a professional.  You should not come in wearing the thickest make-up or the flashiest clothes. Come on time, and be comfortable in who you are. Answer questions sincerely and remember to relax while answering. Pay attention to the interviewer, and maintain good eye contact and posture.

 

Job Fairs may lead you to your first or last job. Job interviews are your keys to the doors of opportunities.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com