Written by Darren Robinson

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Question - What else could go wrong or annoyrepparttar employer beforerepparttar 125598 interview actually begins ?

Answer - A couple of things that happen more often than you might expect. Applicants turning up with one or more relatives expecting to also participate inrepparttar 125599 interview are a classic.

Hint for jobseekers (6) - If you are not brave enough to face an interview by yourself, employers will not respect you. The WORST thing to do is bring your mother. This basically proves that you should be back in school. **** IF YOU ARE A SPECIAL CASE, SAY SOMETHING One other thing on a rather more touchy subject arerepparttar 125600 problems associated with scheduling Islamic ladies for interviews. Arriving fully-masked except for their eyes, their religion does not permit them to be alone in a room with a man. But of course they only tell me this AFTER THEY ARRIVE. So if my (female) business partner is not available at short-notice to take overrepparttar 125601 interview, then we have no choice but to sendrepparttar 125602 lady home. Her time is wasted and so is ours.

And it's not quite as simple as just asking someone onrepparttar 125603 phone what religion they are. There are different degrees of Islam, and many such ladies do not have a problem with showing their face or being alone in a room with someone who happens to be a man.

Of course, there's alsorepparttar 125604 legal aspect. Businesses these days must be VERY careful about exposing themselves torepparttar 125605 threat of court action from an irate applicant. If we asked someone what their religion was, and then later on did not give that person a job for whatever reason, there is nothing to stop that person getting up in court & proclaiming that we rejected them solely due to religious discrimination. So we don't ask.

And for similar legal reasons, when any regular applicant asks us why they haven't been given any work, we do not give them any ammunition that could later be used against us in court. Instead of sayingrepparttar 125606 truth like, "We think your phone manner is awful and university students are usually completely hopeless at housework anyway", we would say something safe like, "We had 87 people applying for only 2 positions, so unfortunately someone had to miss out. I'm so sorry. I can give yourepparttar 125607 number of another agency who may be able to help ..."

Hint for jobseekers (7) - If you have religious or moral objections to any aspect of a normal job interview process, tellrepparttar 125608 employer onrepparttar 125609 phone beforehand. Don't just spring it on them when you arrive. **** DON'T INVENT QUALIFICATIONS Sorepparttar 125610 applicant is finally throughrepparttar 125611 door and getting comfortable in our big lounge-type interview chairs.

Some people don't even get throughrepparttar 125612 first minute and here's why - they don't possessrepparttar 125613 documentation or qualifications that they said they had onrepparttar 125614 phone. For example "To start, could I just have your driver's license please ?" "I don't have my license" "But I asked you onrepparttar 125615 phone if you had a car & license and you said 'yes' " "I'm having lessons. I'll have it soon." "When ? When are you going for your test ?" "Soon" "Have you set a date" "No date. Soon." "Give us a call when you actually get your license. Good-bye. I'll show you out."

Or this, "Could I just have your resume and references please?" "I don't have a resume" "But I asked you onrepparttar 125616 phone if you had a resume and you said 'yes' ". "I haven't worked before ....".

You getrepparttar 125617 picture by now I'm sure.

Hint for jobseekers (8)- Don't pretend to have qualifications that you don't actually have. **** SAY YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE Inrepparttar 125618 21st Century, applying for a job without a resume is a waste of time. You will not be accepted. Whether you think it is fair or not to have your life story reduced to a few lines on a page is completely irrelevant. With large numbers of applicants competing for small numbers of vacancies, an employer has no choice but to filter out many applicants inrepparttar 125619 most efficient way possible.

When an applicant hands over their resume to me, I go to an adjoining room to read it over while they fill outrepparttar 125620 application form.

The first thing I look for isrepparttar 125621 authenticity ofrepparttar 125622 references. Sometimes references are handwritten, and it has happened on occasion that I begin to suspect they are all written byrepparttar 125623 same person. Similar handwriting, similar paper, similar format, similar spelling mistakes, sentence construction & grammar.

Most resume templates have a space for "Career Objectives". I received a resume today from a gentleman whose objective was "To make use of extensive experience in stores, logistics and warehouse operations ....". Well that's all very admirable, but not much use for housework. Not until people start buying forklifts to tidy uprepparttar 125624 house. Jobseekers should try making just a little bit of effort to customise their career objectives to fitrepparttar 125625 job they are applying for. Employers only care about your ambitions if they contribute to their own.

While I initially assume that all jobs listed inrepparttar 125626 resume are genuine, I am not impressed by people who have four, five or six pages full of jobs they have done inrepparttar 125627 past few years. I think our record here is a 12 page resume. It was spectacular & impressive, butrepparttar 125628 person didn't getrepparttar 125629 job because it was quite obvious they were a job-hopper. They kept moving their place of residence and frequently went on big holidays. So why would I hire someone who clearly isn't interested in staying in a job for any length of time ?

Hint for jobseekers (9) - Don't proudly announce in your resume that you can't hold a job. Don't fake references. **** YOU MUST ACTUALLY WORK Ofrepparttar 125630 few people who manage to make it allrepparttar 125631 way through an interview at our cleaning agency, some still find further ways to stumble. Within a day or two, successful applicants are given their first cleaning assignment. A small percentage will acceptrepparttar 125632 job, ringrepparttar 125633 client to confirm they will be coming and then onrepparttar 125634 day, simply not show up. They then refuse to answer their phones for several days.

To this day I wonder why some applicants go throughrepparttar 125635 whole process - and I acknowledge that applying for a job is notrepparttar 125636 easiest thing inrepparttar 125637 world - only to give up & disappear just asrepparttar 125638 money is about to start rolling in.

Final hint for jobseekers - When someone offers you a job - take it.

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Are We To Crumble In The Presence Of Terrorism?

Written by Robert Taylor

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If there has ever been a time in history when we need to be strong, united and enduring, it is now. We must have a strong economy and total solidarity. Our leaders need our whole-hearted support.

The intent ofrepparttar terrorist is to frighten and paralyze those upon whom they perpetrate their acts. We cannot let them instil fear and paralysis in us. Should that happen we have given them victory over us and our affairs.

We come from hardy stock and are not easily frightened or manipulated. There is much pride and great humanity in our world. We have always become strongly united inrepparttar 125597 face of threats. That is our glory and that is our strength.

Difficult as it is at this time, let us get back to repairingrepparttar 125598 physical and mental damage done byrepparttar 125599 terrorists. Let us show them their acts are no more significant thanrepparttar 125600 attack of a flea on an elephant. It is an irritant, but it is not frightening.

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