Yes, we live in a bad economic time. Unemployment is flirting with 10%, and even though jobs are being created, they aren't coming fast enough for some people. At the same time, you can't put all of the blame on the government. When it comes to searching for a job, some people just don't put in the effort anymore.
Today, I saw five guys come in for an interview. If I could have made a decision based on dress alone, I would have sent all of them home. None of them bothered to put on a suit, or even a sports jacket. Only four of them wore socks. Only three of them had on ties. One guy "kept it real" so much that he wore his Tims.
It amazes me that even in 2011, people don't know that appearance is the first thing that most interviewers notice. You are supposed to sell yourself from minute one. Based on what I saw today, these gentlemen dont value themselves very highly.
Monday, June 27, 2011
What's a six month blog break between friends? What have I missed? Seriously, my desire to blog has never left. Life just kept getting in the way. Now, thanks to modern technology and a better phone, I have no excuses. Now if someone could just hold me accountable?