Thursday, April 16, 2009

Job Interview Tip #1

If you read yesterday's post, then you know we recently had a visit from kind lady who is trying to get one of our guys a job. We met with her for about an hour and when she left, Lowell and I rehashed everything that happened and decided it was probably several blogs worth of information. So I'll start at the beginning.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Several times yesterday morning, I reminded our job hunter that he had an appointment and should probably take a shower and put on clean clothes, but alas, that was all for naught. As we were waiting for her arrival, we talked about making a good first impression. Again, why do I even try???

The doorbell rang and I prompted him to answer it since it is his home. He walked over to the door and prior to opening it, he banged loudly on it, like he was on COPS about to bust in someone's home. It scared me. I know it scared her. Then he opened the door and laughed like it was the funniest thing ever. Maybe we need to work on door-answering skills?

Then he just walks in, plops down in his recliner, and reclines. Mind you, he hasn't showered, brushed his hair, or put SHOES on. So his feet are kicked up, barefoot, while he is putting together a resume with the lady who is to try to get him a job. Lowell said maybe he thought the saying was, "Put your bare foot forward."

Anyway, he immediately gave us two "first impression skills" that we probably need to work on before he has an actual interview.

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