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Putting your best foot forward on that job interview

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With the economy forcing many out of their jobs, finding a new one can be daunting. The competition out there is stiff, so putting your best foot forward, can give you a leg up. It's been said, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”. So when you don't have one, all the more reason why what you wear is so important. “If someone comes in with an outfit that's not well put together they're eliminated right away, they're not even under consideration,” said Target Solutions Recruiting president, Tom Ryder. With the harsh reality that 7.5 percent of Americans are out of work, job interviews are the gateway to a paycheck. Those first impressions, well, they are lasting ones. “If they're not conscientious enough about looking good for the interview, they’re not going to be conscientious about doing their job. And to be honest, I’m not going to hire them,” added Ryder. In an interview, if what crosses your lips is just as important as what is on your hips, what do you wear? Style consultant, Lucia Silver took WWAY shopping. She said, nothing says professional like clean and classic and tailored. “Just remember, you're dressing for success and its an interview, not a party or anything else,” Silver said. A dark suit, for both men and women is a must. Ladies, keep the jewelry to a minimum and men, please no cartoon character ties. “Leave the Sponge Bob at home and show that you are very seriously about the position you are applying for,” added Silver. End of season sales can help you save, and secondhand stores can offer good values. Remember, you don't have to spend a million dollars to look like it. Another tip to saving money and still looking sharp for that interview; updating and tailoring an old suit that may be in your closet can be cheaper than buying a new one.

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Cockiness Is Still There

What is sad is I have a friend that has been looking for a new employee for almost two weeks. The salary requirements are absurd. People if you are in need of work, take what you can get with what you can get it for... Refusing a job because is is $3000 a year less than you WANT? Get real... The same as this house that has been for rent now for thirteen months down the road. The owners want too much. The owners do not live there and the house is vacant. They were offered $100 per month less than what they wanted thirteen months ago. Instead of going with it and earning $11,700, they decided to earn ZILCH. People, you cannot go on thinking everything is gold and you can get what you want for everything.. Those days are over people... Over....

so true

i totally agree with the last persons comment. my husband and i had to take jobs that were paying 7.00 hr less each than what we previously made because the jobs ended due to the company closing the office. something is better than nothing. i thank God we both have jobs in this economy when so many are out of work and can't find any. the place where i work now recently had ONE opening and 150 people applied for it. the moral of the story: take what you can get.