r6_philly wrote: mss455 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:hmm.. there is a chance these envelopes could arrive in TN today. My mail arrives between 11:30 and 12:30. I have an interview, which happens to be of a style Im not wholly prepared for, at 12:30. Travel time to the interview is between 25 and 45 minutes depending on traffic(unpredictable). Really considering how long I should wait for the envelope vs. the risk of being slightly late for said interview.
PLEASE go to your interview ahead of time - that is only the proper etiquette. The mail will be here when you get back, plus not sure it will be in TN today. I understand I'ld be just like you too lol !!!!
I used to get to interviews fashionably late (like 5 minutes). There is some gamesmanship in these things. If you show up 15-20 minutes a head of time you seem eager and desperate. If you show up somewhat casual but professional, they feel that you have other options and may recruit you/bend to your needs IF they like what they see. I would either not get a call back, or can negotiate cost upwards.
tell me you are joking.
if someone came to my firm 5 minutes late for an interview, that is an automatic minus, even if the person has a hotshot resume. this is of course, my firm's own set of rules, but i think it would apply to most offices that would want to employ respectable, respectful adults who will be a good fit to that particular workplace.
it has been my experience that an office full of intelligent strong-resumed professionals will likely hire someone who will be willing to be a good fit to the office and a team player, as opposed to someone who thinks he or she is superior or deserves to be treated better. in fact, we recently fired a harvard grad who thought he was the bee's knees and just was not a team player.
of course, every office has its own set of rules but i would always always always err in the side of caution, in job-searching especially in a job market like today.