Step 7 had me putting together my resume and now that it is proofed and ready to send out it is time to prepare for some great interviews. From past experience, I know the basics of dressing nice, showing up on time, and asking the right questions. I hope these pieces of advice can help us all refresh our skills or teach you all something new.
1. Wear professional, clean, and conservative clothing.
2. Make sure you bring the following: a resume, your Guard Card, personal identification, notebook and a pen
3. Before you arrive learn about the company you are interviewing with and make sure you arrive early for the interview.
4. If you do not know the answer to a security related question, admit that you are unsure, but always add that that you would check the post orders or ask my supervisor.
5. Thank the person interviewing you for taking the time to meet with you and get their contact information to follow up.
TOP 5 THINGS NOT TO DO IN AN INTERVIEW
1. Wear unprofessional clothing e.g. sweat pants, tennis shoes, sports jerseys, not covering tattoos)
2. Arrive late and then not apologize
3. Not listening or paying attention
4. False information on your resume
5. Badmouthing Past Employers
I pulled this from eduGuard’s ebook – which has been such a huge help for both writing a resume and getting prepared for interviews.
Reminder: Be yourself and show that you want this job and are willing to work hard.