I learned that your fingernails should be trimmed and cleaned before going in for an interview. You only get one first impression so make it count. If you are a smoker than you should try to get rid of the nicotine smell. Ask a friend to judge your appearance and be really critical so you can look your best when you go for an interview. Come to an interview well rested and clean. I agree with good hygiene and a good smell. I also agree with that you need to make a good first impression. I disagree with the size of the size of the knot. That is what I think of the article.
I didn’t really learn anything since Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Knebel have talked about how to look for an interview. So most of this is just review. =) I agree with many of these ideas of how to dress for an interview. Like it’s very wise to clean your nail and have them clipped cause many people like to bite his/her nails. I even tend to do that like when I’m nervous or just when my nails are driving me crazy. When you slouch or don’t sit straight up the interviewer thinks that you don’t really care. If you smoke you need to try to get rid of the smell of nicotine because many people can’t be around it. Do not try to cover the smell up with perfumes or other things cause it would make a bad smell of you. There isn’t anything that I disagree with.
I learned that being clean is something you should think about as you get ready for an interview. I had no idea that people look as close as the dirt under your finger nails. What I found most interesting in this artical though is to have a friend judge your appearance. If it were me applying I would have a parent or other adult do that for me. I found that I agree with the hygiene. I really didn't find anything that I disagreed with.
I agree that when you go into a job interview that you should be wearing nice dress clothes along with your finger nails trimmed and clean looking. You also should not go in their smelling like smoke or alcohol on your breath or cloths. Have a good friend or adult look at you and have them tell you what you need to change to make a better appearance or to say if you look good enough for the interview. You want to make sure you make a good first impression. I don’t disagree with anything I agree with everything because the way you look gives them a good idea of how responsible you may be.
The article that I read was helpful. It’s going to help me for my future interview because I did not know that you have to be really professional. The things I learned from this article were: don’t make the knot on your tie to big or try not to be nerves throughout the interview like shaking loose change, and cracking your knuckles, or crossing your legs. I also learned that you should not slouch, and if you’re a smoker don’t try to hide the smell of the nicotine with mints and perfume or clone because you can still smell it on your clothes if they were already drenched with nicotine smell. So just try to where some nice clean clothes that don’t smell like nicotine, and also brush your teeth to try to get rid of the nicotine smell. I agree on this article because people do judge a book by its cover.
Cody L- You did a great job on your DQ. It was terrific.
Mackie- Your DQ was fantastically terrific. I enjoyed reading it.
From reading this article I have learned that you should not spray perfume or cologne on yourself to cover up the smell of smoke, but most of all you should not smoke period before an interview in your nice clothes. I also learned that you shouldn’t tie your tie not to big, because it is distracting but I don’t quite agree with this because it sounds kind of picky. Although I do agree with the statement not to unbutton too many buttons undone because it can be distracting or overwhelming and you don’t want to come off that way. I don’t like that you should do your hair before and model your clothes because I don’t have the same style as everyone else and that would probably be overwhelming. I do like the talking about your social skills with someone else though because other people notice things that you don’t always see or notice that you are doing. For example I don’t notice when I pop my knuckles but it seems to bother others and they seem to actually notice it. Overall I actually did learn some from this article but others to me was a given rule.
Tyler McGreevy- I strongly agree with you about brushing your teeth. When people have something stuck in their teeth it can be distracting as well as the smell because it is not very pleasant when people have dragon breath when they are taking into your face as you are trying not to smell it or make a nasty face.
Mackie Monahan- I do agree with you. I as well as you did not know that people would examine you enough to look at the dirt under your fingernails, it’s kind of intimating.
I like that you said something about the perfume thing. Just masking a bad smell makes it worse. Good job Tori.
I like that you said something about the tie. If the knot was too big, you look kinda funny.Good job Ty.
I learned that when going to an interview you shouldn't spray perfume or cologne or any other spray type (maybe even certain hair sprays)since you don't know if an employer is allergic to and it would be a bad first impression to give someone an allergic reaction during an interview.
I learned that dressing appropriately and cleaning yourself up will be a major contributor in your interview. If you do your hair put on nice cloths and smell decent you will have the first appearance impression covered! I also learned that do little things like trimming your fingernails can make an impact on your interview. Also when you are in an interview be aware of the little things you do. Such as jiggling loose change. Overall I learned a lot from this article.
I agree completely with everything in this article. If I were an interviewer I would think the same thing. I didn’t really know that how a person smells could affect their chances of getting the job or not. I could see how someone wouldn’t want to work with someone who stunk or put on to much perfume. I like all these tips and information. When I go in to interview in the future I’m definitely going to use all these. My favorite was the idea to pretend your head is attached to a string. That is what I learned from this article.
There are many things that I learned from this article. I first learned that girls should make sure that their blouse is buttoned up; it can be very distracting. Also Also, that your appearance should be good, you might be good over the phone or over the computer but when you come in for a interview you need to look nice and neat. Another thing that I learned is don’t put to much cologne on. Also since you are shaking hands you should have cleaned and trimmed fingernails. Another thing is try not to slouch, it shows kind of a non-caring body language. I definitely agree with this article
Cody I totally agree that you really only do get the first impressions and they are everything. You need to make a good impression because you only get one first impression.
Torrie – I definitely agree that your clothes and appearance makes a big impact, and yes jiggling loose change drives me CRAZY put it away! But I really do agree with your post.
First impressions are everything. Reading this I learned that cleaned maintained fingernails are extremely important to for an interview. I can’t agree with that anymore, I think it’s absolutely disgusting when people have dirty and un-kept fingernails. I also learned that looks and smell are very important to a future employer and other work colleagues. If you are going to be working in a work office space people are going to appreciate your personal hygiene. Lastly, I learned that you need to prepare yourself for an interview so you’re not going into the interview thinking you can wing it and receive a good first impression. Having a friend help you get ready for an interview by rehearsing what you are planning to say to the person interviewing you can help your chances of getting hired significantly. I think this is a great website for advice to become prepared for an interview. This website offered key tips for anyone looking to receive success in a future interview.
Alex & Torrie
Both you two agreed on some of the major distractions and I definitely agree with both you two! Whether people realize it or not distractive body language or gestures are SO annoying!
I also loved the tip of pretending your head was attached to a string that was hooked on the ceiling. It is definitely something I will try and remember during an interview with my future employer.
There are so many things I learned in the article. It gives lots of good advice. I never would have thought of triming my nails. That is probably one of the thing the interviewer sees when you are handing over your portfolio. It is a good idea to not create any distractions. They may not hear the things you want them to hear. The biggest distraction for me would be the smell of smoke. If I was interviewing someone and thats what I smelt, I wouldn't want to smell it every day. Personally I would put on a fair amount of perfume. This is what I learned in this article.
Katie that is very true with the whole allergy thing. I might have to think about that when I'm in an interview.
Kelli I like how you added in the thing about haveing another person look at you before go to the interview.
Im glad that I read this article because I actually learned a lot about it. Like Cody I also learned that your fingernails should be trimmed and cleaned before going in for an interview. Smokers should get rid of there smell because that is not a good way to show up for an interview. I think some of these tips are going to help me in the future with my interviews. You should also have a good sized tie on not too big and to too small. This is what I learned about reading this weeks Discussion Question about interviews.
Cody- good job on your DQ! It is cool that you got yours done first.
Tyler- I enjoyed reading yours. Week after week you continue to turn in good DQ’s. good Job!
What I learned is that cleanliness is practically as important as what you bring to show, like your resume and stuff. The idea that people go as far to look how you appear as dirt under your fingernails is just amazing to me. Then, with what I agree with, all of the hygene facts that it lists. Now that I think about it that would have to do with a lot of things. Like someone with dirty clothes that smells.. Not the best, compared to someone that looks like they just got a haircut and everything the just got a haircut person would get the job. Finally, I don’t really disagree with anything that it mentioned.
I knew that cirgert smoke isn't a good thing to have when going to an interview because the person your being interviewed by can smell the smoke. The only thing i didnt really thing about when giving an interview was triming your nails. I know that dressing nice for an interview is a requied to have the interview go perfect, and that it may not be fair but people do judg by the book of the cover and not whats inside.
Taylor P.- I totally agree with the fact that first impressions are everything. You only get like half hour if that for your interview so you have to make it count.
Wyatt- I agree with the fact that a smoker should not go into the interview smelling like cigarette smoke. That would make a bad impression and that is the one thing that we are trying to avoid, right?
great job i like how you put the finger nails thing because it seems like a lot of people that read didn't really think about the nails being cleaned nice job.
that's very good that your going to use this advise for you future interview nice job
After reading this article I learned a lot. I learned a lot about Interview Advice. He talked about dressing for interviews and how one lady had her blouse unbuttoned to low and how a man who got the job with a nice tie. And another thing I learned was Pull Your Interview Presentation Together. About this topic he talked about having someone help you trust to review topics.
Wyatt- Wyatt I loved your opinion on how you think that the proper size of tie really matters.
Maria- I like your opinion on the dress codes good job.
Tyler- I'm glad you learned a lot in the article! Probably a good thing you read it because now you can be professional!
Cody- I like how out of all things you pickup it was fingernails.
Wyatt Hyer- I agree with the fingernails being trimmed. Good Job!
Torrie- I like out of everything you chose loose change jingling in your pockets.
SO back to what I was typing in my previous comment its important that you dont over do it with added smells. Also i learned that you really need to make you sure you research what the best attire to wear would be. Because if you show up looking way too formal or way to casual it set the wrong impression. I suggest you go to the place of business and check out how everyone else is dressed. (Probably want to do it a few times just in case they beleive in casual fridays)
Interview Presentations: Perception vs. Reality In this article I learned about getting ready for and interview. If I was to go to get a job some where I would dress like if I was going to go do that job today I would not dress to nice I would just dress how I would feel that the job would want me to dress. I read this article thinking about what these people try to do to get a job I would say just act like your self and dress appropriate for the job that your trying to get. You would want someone to look over your papers for the interview a couple of day ahead of time to make sure everything is going to sound good and not bad or sloppy you would want to pick someone to do this job for you that you now very well and make sure they now you pretty good to because you don’t want someone to correct your stuff that doesn’t know you very well. That is what I learned form this article.
Wyatt-I agree with your post i like what you said and me and you have the same idea about the article.
Katie-I like what you said in your post it was a great post good job!
Three things I have learned form reading this article are to give a good visual image by how you look or smell. The second thing I learned was to review with someone I trust to review my choices. The third thing is to make a really good first impression. It is important to have good posture, and present a person who is self-confident. I agree that it is very important to have good body odor, and look good. In the article there is really not any thing that I have to say that I disagree with. Those are the things I learned by reading this article.
Dustin- I totally agree with what you said you should not ever go into an interview smelling like cigeret smoke. I do kind of agree with the finger nail thing I don't think anybody would really look at you that closely.
Kayla – I liked your article. There is only one thing I would disagree with about it though. I recommend not putting a bunch of perfume on you to cover up the smell of smoke. The mixture could make a really bad smell when mixed so I would take the clothes you are going to wear to the dry cleaners and shower before you go.
Haley- I agree with you and I learned pretty much the same thing you did that being clean is very important because who really likes a slob.
Cameron B. – Very good post =). It’s very helpful to have a friend check out the clothes you are going to wear for the interview. Because sometimes you choose clothes that aren’t appropriate. First impressions are a big thing when it comes to interviews cause you don’t want them to think you aren’t the right person for the job. To have self-confidence is very good to cause they don’t always want a shy person.
I liked this article. It made me think about how the smoke smell effects people. Since I am with my mom a lot I probably smell like smoke. Then there was the thing about shaking out feet when our legs are crossed. I confess I do that when I get very nervous. Lastly I like the part about the perfume and smells like that. I can see how someone might not like that. (One of my pet peeves)
Katie M- I must say the last two DQs are very repetitive. But I do like your post!
Dustin- Cigarettes was not spelled right and the nails is because who would want to touch someone with gross fingernails and such.
I learned that you should model your clothes that you are going to wear in an interview. I never really thought of that. I guess if you have your own personal style, somebody else can tell you if it looks good or not. I also didn't know you should have to take care of your finger nails for an interview. It's a good thing to take into consideration. I wouldn't wanna shake somebody's hand who had creepy snaggle claws.
I agree with the fact that you should try to look as best as you can for an interview. People judge by first impressions more than we think (or would like to admit), so you have to make a good one to get the job.
I like what you said about having the right size of tie. It sounds pretty funny, but it's true. Nobody looks professional with a clown tie.
I agree with what you said about shaking your legs. I do it too. I do a lot of things that I don't really notice. I used to have a habit of snapping my fingers all the time. It would be hard to control all those things during an interview.
In this article I learned a few really tough things. When you are being interviewed for a job they do not like unclean people. Like they said they will judge a book by its cover and this means you need to put forth as much effort as you can in your appearance. So when applying always dress appropriately and keep you body well groomed. Also smelling good is another great thing I learned. So if you are a smoker then you should wash all you cloths and try to stay as fresh as you can. I also agree with all the statements mention aboveand pretty much all of this article.
cody-I also like how you said you need to keep you fingernails trimmed. I think from this article appearance is worth alot in a interview.
Mackie-I agree with you when you said you should have a friend judge how you look. This way it gives more than one point of view.
I thought this article was interesting because it tells you things like being presentable at the interview are important. That means that you need to look and smell nice and again, presentable. And I realized that the smell of smokers is not very pleasant. So it is nice if they try to get rid of the smell and it would make the employer think that they are putting forth an effort for the job. Also having clean, not bitten or chewed or dirty, nails would also help in making you look nice. And over-all I learned just how important cleanliness and present ability really is.
Cameron- I agree with you that the first impression is the first and most important. And having a friend check you cloths that you’re going to wear for the job interview, and self-confidence is a very good thing. Great post!
Haley- Good Post!! I think you are right 100% when you say cleanliness is as important as the things you bring to the interview.
SHELBY - you are the best. Honesty is so important I am glad that you are not afraid to tell students the truth about their posts. I also am glad you brought up the parent smoking issue, because of the fact as a student you don't always have control of that factor.
Riley - wow you must be a mind reader - you wrote a post to Maria at 8am when she didn't even post until 8pm?? So yes I do read your posts.
Katlyn - good job on making a suggestion about dry cleaning your clothes for the interview.
Cameron - see DQing isn't so hard - and you made a great point your self-confidence is an important part of your 1st impression.
Haley - you may have 30 min in the interview, but the truth is that the first impression happens in the first 30 seconds and often times that can cost you the job.
Carol - great job of posting about the head on a string, that is a great way to remember you posture.
Tori - Remember that having your own style is a great thing when you are on your own, but as an employee you are expected to dress as they want and so it is nice to get input from someone so you can make the best impression.
Wyatt - Maybe if you would put more effort into the DQ you would learn something from them. I can tell from your post you didn't read the article only read other students posts and in essence commented on them. EFFORT = A???
Cody and Ty - put more effort into your comments to students - give more opinion and thoughts.
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