1. Be Friendly to Everyone
Since you left early, you hopefully arrived five or ten minutes early as well. Say hi to the employee who greets you! They may be able to give you some ideas about your interviewer…or help you learn how to pronounce their name, if they have a tricky one. Besides, you never know if they might become your co-worker soon, so why waste time when you could make friends? You’ll already know someone when you start on your first day!
2. Share What You Can Do For Us
You’ve met all of our requirements, and that’s great! However, we’d like to know what you’ll be bringing to fresh&easy beyond the right resume. Do you have ideas for how we could improve an area related to the job you’re applying for? Is there something you did at a previous job that was hugely successful that you might be able to make happen for us? These are the things we’re looking for. Don’t be afraid to bring in ideas! We love to see proactive thinking and enthusiasm.
3. Watch Your Body Language
There’s no perfect guide to body language, but pay attention to what you’re doing with your hands, where you’re looking, etc. Staring is rude, but leaning forward in your seat and engaging with the interviewer shows your interest! Try not to fiddle with your hair, glasses, jewelry, or clothing, and don’t be afraid to smile!
4. Slow Down
Many people talk too fast when they’re nervous or excited. Take a deep breath and slow down a bit! If you feel like you’re talking too slow you’re probably going at just the right tempo. Remember, we want to understand what you’re saying!
5. Ask Questions
Remember all that homework we told you to do while preparing for the interview? This is where it comes in handy! You know who we are, what we do, and what we’re looking for, but what DON’T you know? Ask us questions about the position, about our organization’s structure, about our corporate culture, and anything else you’d like to know. Having questions helps show off that you did your research as well as demonstrating interest and engagement!
Come join me as I host the following LinkedIn Workshop in conjunction with UCR’s Career Center:
LinkedIn: Network & Get Recruited featuring Fresh & Easy
Date: Mon, April 23, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Location: HUB 260 at University of California, Riverside
Ever wonder how employers actually use social media to recruit? Here is your chance to learn how LinkedIn can help you network professionally and market yourself to prospective employers. A Social Recruiter from Fresh & Easy will provide tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile to increase your chances of getting contacted for potential job opportunities. You will also learn how to connect the right way and how to make the most of other LinkedIn features! Your job search can’t afford to miss these great insider tips. Featuring: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market representatives and information about their internship program! Please RSVP.