9 Tips For Acing That Lean Six Sigma Interview
by Rita Fisher, CPRW
Research, research, and research some more about the company you are applying for (via Internet, newspapers, trade publications, newsletters, and of course, your library's reference desk). The more you know about what they do, how they operate, the better. Use this knowledge in your interview. When there is a lull in the conversation, you can say something like this: "So, I have heard that the company is expanding its production line to include xyz gadget. When are you starting the production of these?"
Dress comfortably and conservatively. Men: wear a dark gray or blue suit with an ironed white shirt, conservative tie, dark socks and shoes. If the job you are applying for doesn't require a suit, wear dark, solid color pants or slacks with a sport shirt in a solid color or with subtle stripes. Don't wear jeans or athletic shoes. Women: no fleshy jewelry or heavy makeup. Wear a medium to dark color suit, or a dress with a jacket. Or a jacket and skirt together. Choose a light colored - preferably white or ivory blouse.
Both men & women: Make sure that your overall appearance is professional and as perfect as possible.
Treat everyone you come in contact with at the company as if they have authority to hire you (in fact, they might have, you never know.) It isn't rare for the hiring authority to ask the receptionist/secretary after the interview has been concluded how friendly the potential employee was while waiting for the interview.
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