Friday, August 31, 2007

Steps for a Successful Job Interview

The big day is here! You've filled out multiple applications and submitted resume after resume. Finally, the company wants to interview you! Don't stress! Here are some simple tips to help you impress any future employer during an interview!

  • Research: Make yourself familiar with the company and what type of business they are. Look at their website. Make sure you know where they are located and the directions to get there.

  • Attire: Anything you would wear to mow the lawn or for a night on the town should be left in your closet. Avoid excessive jewelry and perfume or cologne. Leave your cell phone and alarm wristwatch at home!

  • Etiquette: Don't forget to bring extra copies of your resume to the interview. Arriving at your interview 10-15 minutes early and introducing yourself to the receptionist could already leave a positive, lasting impression with the employer. During the interview be sure to sit up straight, make eye contact, and do not chew gum. Once the interview is complete, thank your interviewers for their time, and ask for a business card.

  • Questions: Before the interview, think of 2-5 questions you may have for the employer. Be prepared for the interviewer to ask you what you already know about the position or industry. When asked a question, be sure to think it through. If you answer too quickly, you may begin to ramble and forget what the question was in the first place.

During any interview, remember: Stay calm, relax and keep in mind they chose to interview you! Something about your resume or application caught their eye. Now is the time to impress! Good luck!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kansas Black Expo: All Races Invited

This event continues through Saturday and it looks like there are some strong activities lined up for the entire week.

Job Fair

There will be a Topeka Job Fair coming up. The positions that are available are Full and Part time - Administrative Assitant, Data Entry, Receptionist, Accounting, Accounting Clerk, Bank Tellers, Warehouse, and Production. For more information call 785.272.9999.

Topeka Job Fair
August 27th, 2007

Highland Park United Methodist Church
2914 SE Michigan
Topeka, ks

Friday, August 17, 2007

Topeka Fashion

Branded may have been in Topeka's Best, however, our office is next door to Plato's Closet and I am pretty impressed with the store and the amount of traffic it is generating. So far I have seen and heard only good things.

Topeka Capital City Cluster Dog Show August 15-19

The Topeka Kennel Club along with the Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club will host the Capital City Cluster dog show at the Kansas Expocentre’s Landon Area, Exhibition Hall and Ag Hall. The Shows will begin between 8 am and 9 am each day. Admission is free.

Topeka Farmers Market

More people should really get downtown and take advantage of this...

Farmers Market Downtown Topeka

A wonderful variety of home grown foods and handmade goods, plus food vendors.
10th and Topeka Boulevard.
Southeast corner of the state parking lot.
For more information call Betty Lane at 785-249-47047:30am - 12:00pm
Every Saturday until 11/17/07

Southwind Gallery - 15 years; 50 artists

Check out the Gallery and local artists.

Bryan College Open House

Thursday, August 23, 2007
9:00am - 6:00pm
1527 SW Fairlawn Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

Bryan College is celebrating 25 years. Bryan College offers career focused programs from Business and IT to Medical. Come learn a little more.