“The man who has been active on campus, whose personality is such that, he gets along with all kinds of people and who has done an adequate job with his studies has a most decided edge over the strictly academic student. Some of these, because of their all-around qualifications have received several offers of positions, a few of them as many as six.”
Most companies look not only to academic records, but to ACTIVITY RECORDS & PERSONALITY of the student. They look for quality of characters, intelligence, and personality far more than specific educational background.
This may seem an unimportant idea to you but history has it that ideas with much less merit have been the seedlings from which great fortunes have grown.
And if you become an applicant:
AVOID QUESTIONS SUCH AS:
1. How much time off will I have each day?
2. How much sick leave do I have?
3. What are the benefits?
4. When do I get a raise and promotion?
5. “How many paid holidays do I get?”
All these questions above point to the fact that, you are being selfish and you were only interested in what was in the job for you. You just want to make yourself an employee. The questions tell the employer that you are someone who wants to make money, not get rich. An employee! And that is what the employer is actually looking for.
RATHER ASK QUESTIONS SUCH AS:
How could I help you build your business? or What could I do to make the business more profitable?
Unlike former questions, these two questions might make you a partner to the employer if you’re eventually employed. This will actually make you rich. They are the questions that point to your being generous, loyal and unselfish.