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  • Kamille
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    As for me, I think its always a good idea to dress up. You can never go wrong with a good suit. Dressing up instead of dressing down is always a better and safer choice.
    I once went on an interview where everyone in the office was dressed casually (shirt and jeans). I went in a suit and a pair of heels. I was a bit overdressed but I didn't mind. Dressing up built my confidence and I guess I did stand out. And yes, I was hired lol

  • mjmnl
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    This is true JerryYan. It varies from super casual to formal. It helps to research about the company's culture and I find LinkedIn very helpful for this. I am not quite sure though if it is fine to ask the recruiter regarding the dress code, although I guess it is fine. I've had luck with my previous interviews that even though I didn't ask, I was able to capture the right dress code. haha!

  • Kamille
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    "it goes hand in hand with the company's impression of you"
    I agree with this. Being detail-oriented in this world of technology is one way to succeed. It shows not only your ability to identify and solve problems that aren't very obvious at first, but also of how organized you are and how you allocate your resources for thoroughness and accuracy.

  • mjmnl
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    I agree. As the famous saying goes, Nothing is more expensive than missed opportunities. It's similar to when one misses a flight because of following one timezone for both countries. I remember my friend missing her flight because she misunderstood the time indicated in her booking. She paid an exorbitant price for a last-minute ticket.

    In terms of employment, it is not only the opportunity that is wasted, it goes hand in hand with the company's impression of you. You may not only miss the job opening that time, but also the opportunity to be a part of that company in your lifetime.

  • Bjun
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    Researching about the company you wish to apply to will definitely make you appear more confident especially when they ask why you chose to apply to their company.

  • Kamille
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    Now that majority of us are working from home, virtual recruitment is now the go-to method. One tip I can add during this new hiring trend is to always, always check the time zone on your job interview invitation. It is also best to confirm the time zone when scheduling your interview. I see a lot of threads online about people missing their skype and zoom meetings because of this small yet crucial mistake.

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  • mjmnl
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    That is actually a problem for most people. Confidence is hard to build for others. Speaking from experience, I gained confidence after I stayed out of my comfort zone specifically when I started college and moved out of our family home. I believe it makes a big difference to stand up on your own feet and meet a lot of people outside your hometown. It also helps one gain self-empowerment.

  • JerryYan
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    I agree! Confidence can really set the mood of the interview. This also shows how much energy and planning you have for the role and the company. It also shows how you plan to contribute positively. Confidence can, indeed, be the key.

  • JerryYan
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    I think it's also important to research the observed dress codes by the employees and use that as a set point on how to show up for your interview. This is to not over dress or accidentally misjudge the environment of the place. This also shows how you want to blend in and quickly adapt to the company.

  • Kamille
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    I agree. Wearing masks and following an establishment's health protocol show respect, not only to the company but also to everyone working there. I'd like to add that it's also important to reschedule if you have any Covid-19 symptom. Protecting our health as well as the people around us is crucial during these times.

  • mjmnl
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    Great tips for those who are *for some reason* invited for a personal interview. But I guess, it's really needed in some industry. Like the one in the article, she's applying for a job at a restaurant. Of course, at some point in time, her presence in the workplace will be required. Unlike in some office jobs where employees can work effectively virtually. I couldn't agree more with the tips about the facemask and the absence of handshakes. I think it's also wise to follow the health protocol, it might give the employer the impression that you follow the rules deliberately.

  • Gerhard
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    Classic (New Norm) for Employment Interview under Covid-19.
    Do I wear a mask to the interview? Should I eliminate the traditional handshake? Is it rude to ask to wash my hands before starting the interview? How does this all work now?

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  • JerryYan
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    It is also equally important for hiring to separate deeply rooted causes of obliviousness to personal prejudices. Growing up, we may create physical evidences of our ignorance but making up with it by the organizations and fields we associate ourselves with that may be seen in our resumes or the trainings we undergo may show your progress from it. This is aside from the possible responses you may provide if ever you make it to the interview. 😂

  • jcoppi29
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    It's scary how the internet never forgets and how this has led to this toxic cancel culture that judges people from tweets and social media things they've done when they were still growing up or were totally different, naive versions of themselves.

    It's like being assessed not on who you are, but who you were -- for the sake of being politically correct, and pseudo-morality.

  • Kamille
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    Your digital footprints matter. You may need to hide your embarrassing youtube videos or any drunk, racist and inappropriate tweets if you're looking for a job. https://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-...presence.shtml

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