Learn how to dress for a job interview
Remember, you are marketing a product - yourself - to a potential employer,
and the first thing the employer sees when greeting you is your attire; so you
must make every effort to have the proper dress for the type of job you are
seeking. Will dressing properly get you the job? Of course not, but it will
give you a competitive look and a positive first impression.
How should you dress? Dressing conservatively is always the safest route, but you should also try and do a little investigating of your prospective employer so that what you wear to the interview makes you look as though you fit in with the organization. If you overdress (which is rare but can happen) or under dress (more likely), the potential employer may feel that you don't care enough about the job.
How do you find out about the dress code? If you know someone that works there, ask. If not, call the Human Resources office or check when you're there to pick up a job application.
Here are some tips for women in the job market:
Hair should be neat and clean. Take a comb or small brush with you to make last minute adjustments if necessary.
Make up is essential. Be sure it is well applied. Avoid bright lipsticks, heavy eye makeup or excessive blush.
Unless you are applying for a job in the music or film industry, remove jewelry from extraneous piercings such as tongue, lip, nose or brow.
Pick your outfit ahead of time then forget about it - -think about selling your skills, not your wardrobe.
And don't forget to smile! That is the best fashion accessory - -looking like you are happy to be there and proud to talk about the value YOU can bring to their company.
Look good and your confidence will shine through.
How to dress for a job interviewtips for men:
Before you go, be sure you really know the company you will be interviewing with, and research the industry that it's a part of to familiarize yourself with the universal dress code. Ask a friend at the company to find out what current employees wear on the job.
Congratulations on gaining admission to the University and best wishes for the next three years. This article is designed to introduce you to university life, to help you settle in quickly, and to study more productively. It is based on over twenty years experience of university teaching and dealing with students in three continents. The suggestions here should work for most people most of the time. However, everyone is an individual and you might find that a particular piece of advice may not work well in your case. It is suggested that you try them all out and if you find something is not working well for you, then ignore it and try something else. Always remember that you are seeking the best way for you, not trying to follow some obligatory set of rules. `If it works, use it' is the best advice you can get, always bearing in mind that this should always be within the law and usually within the accepted social mores of the society you are in. There is no one simple way of ensuring success at university but three elements seem to be common to those who generally do well. Firstly, they go to all the lectures, workshops, and seminars that are set for them, pay attention while present and take notes. Secondly, they work for long hours on their own, outside the organised time. Thirdly, they use their time effectively. All these three factors are within your power to control and you should try to follow all three. The third one is particularly powerful, because even if you choose to waste your time and miss some lectures, you might as well be efficient about using the study time you do to your best advantage. Underpinning all three elements is the component of motivation. If you are strongly motivated, you can achieve a great deal. A strong will to succeed is a most important part of achieving your potential, both at university and in your future career.
This article has been written from the standpoint of
an undergraduate in the Faculty of Asian and International Studies at
Applying for a Job
After you have found some jobs that interest you, the next step is to apply for them. You will almost always need to complete application forms. Later, you will probably need to go on interviews to meet with employers face to face.
Application forms. Application forms give employers written evidence of your qualifications and skills. The goal of these documents is to proveas clearly and directly as possiblehow your qualifications match the jobs requirements. Do this by highlighting the experience, accomplishments, education, and skills that most closely fit the job you want.
Gathering information. As a first step, gather the following facts:
Contact information, including your name, mailing address, e-mail address (if you have one you check often), and telephone number.
Type of work or specific job you are seeking or a qualifications summary, which describes your best skills and experience in just a few lines.
Education, including school name and its city and State, months and years of attendance, highest grade completed or diploma or degree awarded, and major subject or subjects studied. Also consider listing courses and awards that might be relevant to the position. Experience, paid and volunteer. For each job, include the job title, name and location of employer, and dates of employment. Briefly describe your job duties and major accomplishments. In a resume, write, for example, 'Supervised 10 children' instead of writing 'I supervised 10 children.'
Special skills. You might list computer skills, proficiency in foreign languages, achievements, or and membership in organizations in a separate section.
References. Be ready to provide references if requested. Good references could be former employers, coworkers, or teachers or anyone else who can describe your abilities and job-related traits. You will be asked to provide contact information for the people you choose.
Throughout the application, focus on accomplishments that relate most closely to the job you want. You can even use the job announcement as a guide, using some of the same words and phrases to describe your work and education.
Look for concrete examples that show your skills. When describing your work experience, for instance, you might say that you increased sales by 10 percent, finished a task in half the usual time, or received three letters of appreciation from customers.
Choosing a format. After gathering the information you want to present, the next step is to put it in the proper format. In an application form, the format is set. Just fill in the blanks. But make sure you fill it out completely and follow all instructions. Do not omit any requested information. Consider making a copy of the form before filling it out, in case you make a mistake and have to start over. If possible, have someone else look over the form before submitting it.
In a resume, there are many ways of organizing the information you want to include, but the most important information should usually come first. Most applicants list their past jobs in reverse chronological order, describing their most recent employment first. But some applicants use a functional format, organizing their work experience under headings that describe their major skills. They then include a brief work history section that lists only job titles, employers, and dates of employment. Still other applicants choose a format that combines these two approaches in some way.
Whatever format you choose, keep your resume short. Many experts recommend that new workers use a one-page resume..
Before submitting your resume, make sure that it is easy to read. Keep in mind that many employers scan resumes into databases, which they then search for specific keywords or phrases. The keywords are usually nouns referring to experience, education, personal characteristics. Identify keywords by reading the job description and qualifications in the job ad; use these same words in your resume. For example, if the job description includes customer service tasks, use the words 'customer service' on your resume. Scanners sometimes misread paper resumes, which could mean some of your keywords dont get into the database. So, if you know that your resume will be scanned, and you have the option, e-mail an electronic version. If you must submit a paper resume, make it scannable by using a simple font and avoiding underlines, italics, and graphics. It is also a good idea to send a traditionally formatted resume along with your scannable resume, with a note on each marking its purpose.
By the turn of the century computers will be
a fashion item, chosen and worn like designer jewellery, says the Japanese
electronic company NEC. Designers at the companys Advanced PC Design Center in
The computers have not been designed purely for style- they are indeed for use in places where desktop or laptop computers are inconvenient, and where people would prefer a computer strapped to their body. Designers also hope to change the image, as well as the appearance, of computers: They are trying to get away from the idea of the computer as a rather threatening box. They envisage a time when computers will be worn with style.
The designers have also come up with a computer to be worn around the shoulders by paramedics. It leaves their hands free for attending to patients and driving ambulances. At the scene of an accident, sensors mounted on the sleeve unit check the patientspulse, temperature, blood pressure and other vital indicators.
The computer recommends treatment, or if it
cannot diagnose the problem, the hospital can be contacted on a mobile phone.
This type of system is attractive because the injured often die while stuck in
He predicted that within three years most laptop computers would have colour LCDs screens because of better quality and better prices.
Ex. 1 Translate the words in parentheses and choose the correct words from the ones underlined.
1. (Aceste informatii) is/are not correct and this proves that your (cunostinte) on the matter is/are not enough.
2. In autumn people usually
clean/cleans the dry (
She bought (doua paini) although she had decided she was too fat to eat (paine).
4. The (mobila) in her rooms is/are very old but although we gave her some (sfaturi) on how to redecorate her house she didnt accept it/them and said we spoke nonsense.
5. (Matematica) is/are her favourite subject but (aerobica) is/are her passion.
6. She was very untidy: her (pijama) was/were lying on the floor; the red and the blue (baticuri) was/were hanging from the (rafturi) while her black (pantalonul) was/were thrown on the back of a chair.
7. He had found a very interesting (specie) of plants while struggling with the (tantarii si mustele) in the forest.
Ex. 2 Put a/an, the or in the gaps below.
Ex. 3 Choose the correct word from the ones underlined.
Ex. 4 Ask questions to which the words in italics are the answers.
Ex. 5 Put the verbs in parentheses into the appropriate tense.
Ex. 6 There are two mistakes in each of the following sentences. Find them and correct them.
Ex. 7 Rephrase the following sentences starting with the given word(s).
1. The sentences below have one or two mistakes each. Identify the mistake(s) and correct it/them.
2. Rephrase the following sentences starting with the given words.
1. You cannot go into that exclusive club if you do not wear a shirt and a tie. Unless.
2. It would be wise for you to take a bigger car. You had..
3. She felt sick because she wasnt used to flying. If.
4. We took more food than we needed for a one-day outing. We..
5. She fully regretted her foolish behaviour. She wished..
6. Do you have any idea who has just called? He asked us.
7. The drive from the city to our country house takes two hours. It
8. It was such a stupid mistake that he couldnt get over it. It was so..
9. We must be told what your decision is tomorrow at the latest. We insist
10. My father is going to lend me his car for tonight. Im.
3. Change the following sentences to express an unreal situation referring to the present or future and an unreal situation referring to the past.
1. I wiil obtain the job if I want to.
2. If the Administration signs the papers, the builders will immediately start the construction of the new mall.
3. As I know you, you will never forgive him if he cheats on you.
4. If you buy some fruit, we will make some pie.
5. If I convince the manager, I may get the raise.
6. You must pay for the window if you break it.
7. If you are tolerant, they will also accept you.
8. The workers alone wont be able to conclude the deal if the manager doesnt arrive in time.
9. Will they believe me if I explain everything?
10. If we spend a few days in town, we will visit all our new friends.
4. Put the verbs in parentheses into the correct form.
1. She was tired in the evening. She ..all day. (iron)
2. They the decision, hadnt they? If they .it, they wouldnt have called me. (take, not take)
3. The children silently in their room when I last checked on them. (read)
4. She home when the police her and ..her papers and the car. (drive, stop, check)
5. Dont take their side! They.Thats why they dont know. (not listen)
5. Choose the appropriate tense underlined.
1. Hes been writing/wrote about Russia for several years but he never actually was /s been actually been there.
2. This place was/has been her home for so many years that she has probably forgotten/probably forgot the desolate suburb where she has been/was born.
3. When have they caught/did they catch the robbers? It has happened/happened just a few minutes ago.
4. Although I havent seen/didnt see a lion up to now, the films Kevin has made/made in the African jungle last year taught/have taught me a lot of things about their life.
5. I have waited/waited in front of the cinema till half past six. Then I have left/left.
1. One mistake in each sentence.
1. I know him for a long while. 2. It is the first time I am driving a car and I am very nervous. 3. I have received the invitation to their wedding before you told me about it. 4. Ive heard that you work in that bank for more than a year now. 5. Once youll see him, youll recognize him. 6. She told him to not be late again. 7. Im used to go to bed late, thats not a problem. 8. I dont know how did she do it, but she made me tell her everything. 9. She loves very much nature and goes on trips whenever she has got the time. 10. If you would see the show, Im sure you would like it as much as I do. 11. He was decided to succeed. 12. Listen, the telephone rings. That must be Julien. 13. Im writing this letter to you to complain about the trip to Niagara Falls which it was organized by your agency. 14. Its been a long time since weve last spoken on the phone.
2. Rephrase the following sentences starting with the given words.
1. This is the best chocolate I have ever eaten. Never
2. The water was too shallow for the ship to be launched there. The water..
3. The hurricane destroyed all the houses in the village. The villagers
4. Dont take him seriously, he loves making up stories. If..
5. If you work hard, youll make a lot of progress. The.
6. You look very well in that colour. That
7. We should start training right now if we want to win. We had..
8. Perhaps he lost the key and was unable to get in. he.
9. If you dont repair the roof, it will start leaking. Unless
10. It is impossible for him to have done that. He.
3. Fill in the spaces in the passive sentences below with the correct forms of the verb to be.
1. No traces of the lost plane found so far.
2. We ..invited? What did he tell you?
3. This law .passed with or without their approval.
4. Old trees stillfelled in this territory in spite of clear dispositions to stop the activity.
4. All the words in italics in the sentences below are adjectives. Add the correct preposition that is used with each of them.
1. They had lived in Africa for two years so they were accustomed .the heat.
2. Danny is so fond .his books he would never go on a trip without taking one.
3. The teacher is very pleased Ann, she has improved a lot lately.
4. She is so angry .her results, that you cant talk to her now.
5. I was surprised ..you lending him your favourite jumper.
6. Your second house was very different your first one.
7. To tell you the truth, I dont understand what exactly youre interested..
8. I had to leave the cake in the oven and run to the store when I realized we were short .sugar for the icing.
9. Tom was held responsible ..all their problems.
10. Are you at least aware ..all the trouble youve put them through?
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