- Sometimes all it takes to get a job is to be on time (or early), look good, and have a nice smile. (These are all important, but are not the basis of a sound hiring decision.)
- People who have not done a lot of interviewing will be nervous; don’t hold it against them. It is your job to help them relax.
- Even though it is what she called her first “real job,” she has been babysitting for a long time and knew the value of hard work
- Before the manager found out what the applicant was looking for in a job, she told the applicant what she was looking for. (This is a common mistake that causes hiring managers to hire the best applicant rather than the best employee.
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.