When looking for a job, a resume is an important tool that lets employers know what type of work you are looking for and what skills you bring to the table. A resume should summarize your skills and accomplishments so that a potential employer can quickly see that you are the employee that they are looking to hire.
It is important to arrive for an interview prepared. Update your resume and bring several copies with you. If you have any letters of recommendation from former employers, be sure to bring copies of those also.
Hamilton Connections accepts applications Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. If you have made an interview appointment, please remember to arrive on time.
It is a good idea to dress appropriately- a suit and tie is not necessary, but clean, neat clothing should definitely be worn. A good rule of thumb would be to stick with “business casual” attire. Act professionally.
The ability to communicate in a professional manner both verbally and in writing is consistently listed as one of the most desired qualities for employees to possess. Make note of the names of the people you meet at any company and ask for them specifically when checking in for job opportunities- these individuals can be your best allies when looking for work.
Finally, keep in mind that politeness goes a long way, especially when making a first impression. As the old expression goes- “You only get one chance to make a first impression”- make yours a good one! This politeness should also extend to a company’s receptionist, who is an important “gatekeeper” and can help you when trying to get in touch with individuals in charge of hiring.