Every now and again I write about jobs and how to dress for interviews. Most of the time my writings are geared towards the individuals who are looking for jobs, the prospective employees. After all, the employers already have jobs and should know how to dress. In addition, the employers are the ones who are supposed to be the examples and know what the job entails. Unfortunately, a recent incident has shown me that this is not always the case.
I should note that I am not looking for a job. I may have a resume on Monster, but that is just because I have not gotten around to taking it down. I love what I do for a living. I write, and I am considered rather good at it. I get to work at home, and set my schedule, so long as I get the work done. Like I said though, I do have a resume on Monster.
Last week I received an email regarding my resume from a potential employer. I was flattered and quickly called to see what this job entailed. After all, when the marketing director emails me, I am thinking that it could be something to do with writing and marketing. Well, after arriving, I learned something very interesting. 1. That apparently suits were not considered necessary by this insurance company, and 2. That they had not read my resume at all.
Employers, if you want to catch the attention of the potential employees, please, dress the part. I do not care if you are just a manufacturing company; make some effort to look professional. If you have a professional business, such as insurance, consider wearing a suit for these interviews. It helps to instill confidence in your potential employees. In addition, it helps them to realize that the company is not just a scam or temporary company, but rather a growing and stable company.
Another note, please, do not email job offers to people who have no experience and no desire to have that position. I am a writer; I have no experience selling insurance. I certainly could not hope to sell Medicare insurance if I wanted to. Take a moment and read the objectives. It can really help to eliminate a lot of wasted time between you and the employee. Needless to say, I didn’t take the job, but rather listened to him politely and declined.