Posted by: deltadallas | March 18, 2010

Don’t Miss an Opportunity

Let me present you with an imaginary scenario. Imagine if you will, that you have scheduled a time to interview a florist for a wedding or a family event. You have arranged your schedule to meet with them, and you are planning on a timetable in which to utilize thier services if they meet your criteria. Let’s go even farther and suppose that this florist was recommended highly to you by a trusted friend. What would happen if they called an hour before your appointment to let you know that they need to reschedule? Even more, what if they said they didn’t know when they could re-schedule and would get back to you? Would you use their services or call someone else? I don’t know about you, but unless there was a family member in the hospital – I would be annoyed and avoid using their service at all cost. I mean, if they aren’t interested enough in my business to show up for a first appointment – then they won’t earn my business.

Interviews can be similar to this situation.  With the recent rain in the DFW area, we have noticed that several people will call the day of their interview to re-schedule. This is not a good idea. I am not a recruiter, but I work in an office full of busy recruiters that set aside time in their schedules to meet with job seekers.  Recruiters are always looking for the cream of the crop to present to their clients. If you can’t make it to your interview, you may not give the impression that you are one of the top-tier candidates that they are looking for.

A cancelled appointment can give the impression that you might not make it to an assignment if they send you on one. Why should a recruiter trust you to show up on time for an interview with thier clients if you can’t make it to meet with them on time?

Here are a few things to remember when you schedule an interview at our offices. These things can give you an advantage as you make a first impression on a recruiter who can connect you with Dallas companies:

1. Be on time or a little early. (Too early is also inconvenient for your recruiter.)
2. Wear a suit – your best suit.
3. Bring two forms of identification that qualify for your I-9. Click here to view acceptable forms of identification.
4. Treat the receptionist well.
5. Bring your resume.
6. Paperwork is part of the process. Don’t complain about it.

We appreciate every candidate that takes the time to meet with us. For those of you that come in on time and prepared – thank you!

Tabitha Woods is Marketing Coordinator for Delta Dallas. Reach her at 972-788-2300 or twoods@deltadallas.com.

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