Earlier this week, we introduced you to the Fairy Job Mother, aka Ms. Shelby Davis. Ms. Shelby is gonna help kick your resume into shape at this upcoming event before the Big Schroon Lake Job Fair.
Last year, Ms. Shelby, out of shear frustration with a slew of job candidates she came into contact with looking for employment at her and her partner Chris Palmatier's fine BBQ joint, Mr. P's Mountain Smokehouse, hit the keyboard to vent her frustrations.
The result is one handy, dandy would be job seekers guide, which permanently resides on Shelby's blog. Job Seekers. Read it once and then read it two more times. Here is one of our favorite excerpts:
"Use your manners, please be polite, watch your language.
I know proper English isn't in style, slang and text lingo has taken over. But on a job interview, please, please, please make an effort. I would prefer you call me Shelby, Shel, chef, Ms. Davis, even ma'am or Mrs. P if you can't remember my name. Under no circumstances should you ever call your interviewer (aka me) dear, sugar, dude, sweetie, honey, darlin', that chick, boss lady (ok you could probably get away with calling me that after we've worked together for a little while, I kind of like that one.) I can assure you I will never call you by any degrading nicknames during the interview, or even if you come to work with us, so do me the same favor. Next topic: your language. I can cuss like a sailor with the best of them, stop by the kitchen in August when I run out of Gatorade if you don't believe me. I can deal with the occasional four letter word(s) around the restaurant, as long as there are no customers or vendors present. Never, never, never ever should any four lettered word be uttered from your mouth on an interview."
Employers, do you have horror stories to share about the bad behavior of job seking candidates? Share them with us in comments.