Small Biz Tip: Employment : Following Up After an Interview

Tips from Friday, March 27, 2009 The Small Business tips today will tell you the best follow-up steps to follow after an interview. The minute you get home, write a thank you letter and talk about your interview, stamp it and put it in the mail. If you asked for a date they would follow-up with you, wait one additional day to call them if they don’t. Call to follow-up. Ask how the interview process has been going. Express your interest and excitement again. Do not call more than twice. More than that and you’ll appear over-eager and come across as an annoyance. Daily Overview: After your job interview write a thank you letter, then wait before you call to follow-up but don’t badger. Small businesses are what this nation was built from and are what will save our economy. You’ll likely end up working for one of them. So when you get this new job, show them [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Employment : What to Say at an Interview

Tips from Thursday, March 26, 2009 The Small Business tips today will cover what to say on a job interview. During a job interview do NOT share how desperately you need the job, no matter how desperate. Research the company ahead of time. Come prepared with a list of at least 5 questions. Don't use big industry jargon. Speak simply and coherently and your intelligence should speak for itself. Never interrupt an interviewer when they’re speaking or formulating a question. Appear calm, confident and patient. Daily Overview: Desperation doesn’t translate to dedication. Show knowledge without big words and don’t interrupt. Small businesses are what this nation was built from and are what will save our economy. You’ll likely end up working for one of them. So when you get this new job, show them [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Employment : What to Wear to an Interview

Tips from Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Small Business tips today will guide you on how to dress for a job interview. When interviewing always dress your best: business attire. The daily dress code MAY be different. Still, dress to impress. Before you start interviewing, make sure your interview clothing fits. Have it dry cleaned. What not to wear to an interview: Jeans, multiple piercings, your cell phone, perfume or cologne. Guys interview in suit, tie, dress pants, dark socks, dress shoes. Ladies interview in suit, conservative shoes, light make-up. Daily Overview: Dress in business attire where everything fits and nothing is offensive. Small businesses are what this nation was built from and are what will save our economy. You’ll likely end up working for one of them. So when you get this new job, show them what we o... [Read Full Article]


Small Biz Tip: Employees: Finding People to Interview

Tips originally broadcast on December 4, 2008 The Small Business tips today will be about where to find people to interview. First ask family & friends for referrals. They can be honest & up front about what they do & don't know about a recommendation. Hold an in-house job fair. Invite schools, county or state job developers and others in the community to attend. Search the Internet. Post your openings on free and fee-based bulletin boards such as CareerBuilder or CraigsList. Contact local government job banks for free referrals. All states have welfare-reform goals and may be a source of employees. Daily Overview: People don't go door-to-door anymore asking for jobs. Ask for personal referrals 1st then utilize outside agencies.   [Read Full Article]