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Dressing for a Successful Job Interview

The way you present yourself at a job interview is a pivotal aspect that can make or break your chances of getting hired. Dressing to impress is highly valuable, and the expectations of dress for different industries and job opportunities vary.  For example, if...

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Wear business-like attire, avoiding flashy colors, bold prints, logos and keep jewelry to a minimum. Also, wear clothes in which you feel comfortable. If it’s too tight, too loose, too short or too revealing — don’t wear it!

WRITING A RESUME

Your resume is your greatest marketing tool in any job search. When writing a resume, it should tell, in a clear and concise manner, what experience you have, why that makes you unique, and how that makes you the best person for the job.

INTERVIEW GUIDELINES

The interviewer might have a set of questions ready for you or might base the interview off your resume. Be prepared to answer all questions honestly while still hitting your key strengths. It is always a good idea to bring two copies of your resume (one for you and one for the interviewer).

WRITING A COVER LETTER

cover letter invites the hiring manager to read your resume and tells him or her why you are the best person for the job. If a cover letter does its job, it makes the hiring manager want to learn more about you by reading your resume and inviting you for an interview.

Staffing Industry Statistics

  • Most work full time, comparable to the overall workforce 76% 76%
  • Half of staffing employees utilize staffing companies to get a permanent job 50% 50%
  • One-third are offered a permanent job by a client where they worked on an assignment 35% 35%
  • Two-thirds of those accepted the offers of permanent employment 66% 66%