Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Look the Part, Act the Part, Get the Part

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Look the Part, Act the Part, Get the Part

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As you can see from the story on page 15, employers may be desperate, but they're not stupid.

They're willing to pay top dollar, but they want new hires who can earn it.

So it pays, literally, to be extremely well prepared before showing up for an interview. Everything counts - how you look, what you say, what you don't say, even the questions you ask. Recruiters want to be dazzled. Here are a few tips to help you polish your performance: *Do your homework. Research the company as well as the position you're interviewing for. Virtually every company has a Web page, so there's no excuse for not knowing the size of a company, location of its offices, major products, key people, even major competitors. *Dress for success. You don't win points for clothes, but you can loose points. A wrinkled shirt, no tie, scuffed shoes, or a stain on your jacket - it all matters. Even if the firm has a "business-casual" dress code, leave the khakis in your drawer. …

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