When searching for employment, don’t let your values, ethics, or judgment be compromised or disputed. You should make ethics a part of your daily job search routine.
Here are a few tips:
- When creating your resume, and when answering questions in an interview, always be completely truthful!
Don’t lie or mislead employers about your past work experience, education, or qualifications for a position.
- Apply only to those positions which you are genuinely interested in.
Thoroughly research the company and the position prior to an interview to demonstrate your interest and knowledge. Remember, taking an interview with an employer to practice your interview skills is always inexcusable!
- Don’t ever be a “no show” for an interview.
Employers set aside their valuable time to interview potential candidates. If you can’t make an interview due to an unforeseen emergency, you should make every effort to call the employer at least 2 hours in advance of the interview time. Some inexcusable reasons for not making an interview include not having the right date and time, oversleeping, running out of gas, or completely forgetting!
These few steps will help you make a great first impression. Good luck!
The original version of this article was published by Claudia Stapleton on the Vet2Work blog 7/1/16.