Good Advice: Do Your Homework & Make a Good Impression

Good Advice: Do Your Homework & Make a Good Impression

Just read this awesome tidbit of advice from Adam Glassman, creative director at O, the Oprah Magazine:

First of all, I think everyone should do their homework. You need to know who you're interviewing with -- not just the human being, but also the publication. And I can tell you numerous times people have come in and they've never picked up an issue of O Magazine. And I have to tell you something: that doesn't fly. There are so few jobs out there right now for young people, and there are a lot of people looking for a job. The moment you say that to me, the interview is over, basically, in my mind. 

The other thing is you have to keep in mind that you only have one chance to make a great first impression. That's why it's called a first impression. So you need to look the part, but you also need to project some kind of confidence. And I don't want to confuse confidence with cockiness, but you need some sense of self, and you need eye contact. I've had people in my office, and they weren't even looking at me. They don't even know what they're talking about; they're not looking at me; they're looking around; they're looking down; they're meek. That doesn't work.

Read the full interview over on Mediabistro.com and hear him explain the different types of Creative Directors at various magazines.

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  • This can be a perfect advice for all of the student's to achieve a higher grades in school. Doing regularly your home-work's will be an ideal thing we must have to do as a student because this can help us gain good academic knowledge.

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