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Getting Through The First Day

By Franklin Skribbit

Job interviewers are hypocrites, just maybe not in the way you’re thinking. They, along with you, all believe in the notion that you should never judge a book by its cover and yet they do it all the time.

Although many will never admit it, if you showed up to a job interview wearing a muddy t-shirt and ripped jeans, your candidacy for the job would suffer greatly to the professional dressed in a business suit that interviewed before you. A better appearance leaves a better impression, subconsciously.

First, the start of a new job means that a person can start fresh with many different things. Work ethic, personality, professional relationships with coworkers, and other characteristics of the daily job can be placed in a fresh perspective with new goals concerning each set and planned for.

So how should you go about trying to get a job? This article will contain several tips for those bright-eyed and bushy-tailed college graduates who are trying to land their dream job. One of the first things college graduates need to know is that they are not in school anymore. They cannot use slang terms or Internet lingo in daily conversation.

The story is underrated by the story. The result is an undersold and underappreciated book. The same stands true for you as the interviewee. There’s not much you can do to improve that situation than paint the best cover you can for your interview that day.

No one especially cares to work with people that they cannot get along with, so the first day on the job is essential to establish oneself as a corporative, friendly, and quality team player. One can accomplish this by coming prepared for the first day in a neat and clean professional appearance.

For men, this means your shoulder pads end at your shoulders, jacket sleeves should reach down to the base of your thumb, and your latched button(s) should create a clean V-shape from your arms to your navel. Press your shirt, shine your shoes, and wear a belt.

For women, the rules are a bit more lax. Follow the same general rules with the men’s suits, but understand that the fitting doesn’t have to be exact. Just make sure it fits and looks like it fits right. It should not restrict movement.

Some practical tips can likewise help a person get through their first day of work at a new job. For example, getting enough sleep beforehand is vital to staying energized, focused, and productive during that first day of work.

Be able to ask relevant and thought-provoking questions during your interview. You will definitely need to be open to taking risks when you are applying for jobs.

To be safe, do dress nice for every interview and don’t underestimate the power of classy fashion in your candidacy.

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Skribbit, Franklin "Getting Through The First Day." Getting Through The First Day. 15 Apr. 2014. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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