Jobseekers: Like some sound advice from savvy North Texas businesswomen?
You’ll find it in a recent WFAA Originals broadcast, “Looking for the perfect job in the new year? Here’s how you can do that.”
Partnering with the Dallas Business Journal, a story by WFAA reporter Jason Wheeler asks leaders about the do’s and don’ts in finding the right position.
For an interview, Working Solutions chief executive Kim Houlne said: “I’m looking at it from every little aspect… Do they show up early? Are they there when I show up? How kind are they to other people?”
Her counsel is featured with advice offered by other leaders:
- Be candid—don’t fudge the facts. Nicole Weeldreyer, managing director at Goldman Sachs, says: “It’s a nonstarter if you can’t be honest.”
- Do your homework—know the company. Lauren Leahy, chief legal officer for Pizza Hut, U.S., recommends: “Don’t come to an interview unprepared. That’s never wise.”
- Have questions to ask—at least two. If an applicant doesn’t, Mitzi Chollampel, senior manager at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, believes: “It just shows a lack of interest.”
Most of all, present an accurate picture of who you are—on paper, online and in person—and what you can do.