Have you ever needed to make up bogus excuses to get out of work for an interview? Are you struggling to find excuses because who goes to the dentist 3 times in a month?
That’s the struggle I had about a month ago when interviewing at new prospective jobs. We had the dentist, then “cavities”, then an OB/GYN appointment, then a long lunch with a friend who just graduated ….. the list goes on and on. Also what’s tough is looking professional and nice when you don’t normally look professional and half nice. #struggle
So here’s the guide to landing your dream job. Scratch that – A different job.
- Only apply to serious inquiries. You dont have time to apply to 200 jobs. 9 interviews can stack up and you can’t be gone 16 times for “a stomach bug”. In the event you do have 9 interviews, try to stack them all in one day and just ask for a personal day off work.
- Start wearing professional clothing even on days you don’t have interviews. Do your hair, wear cologne, actually look nice so you don’t look suspicious.
- HR and your boss cannot legally ask where you are going and what you’re doing if you tell them it’s something personal you have to take care of. Don’t use this card a lot because that’s sketchy, but a one time usage is good to have in your arsenal if you run out of excuses.
- GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME. Expect traffic and hitting red lights. If the GPS says 15 minutes give yourself 20…even 25. You’d rather be there early and chill in your car than rush in and feel anxious.
- RESEARCH THAT COMPANY TO DEATH and be prepared with 3-5 different questions. Culture, typical workday, growth within the companies. Go scope LinkedIn for those types of help blogs/articles.
- CONGRATS YOU LANDED A DIFFERENT JOB. Put in two weeks. Do not quit suddenly. Stay two weeks and leave in a professional manner. This is professional karma. You never know when sticking it out two more weeks will be beneficial in the long run for you.
If you have any more questions or concerns, drop a comment below and me or Randy will get back to you. It’s all about landing a job you love.