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TIPS: Dress Right For Your First Interview

TIPS: Dress Right For Your First Interview

Congrats – you have landed an interview!

Now What?

It is important to dress for success and make a positive first impression that will last.   Many times people ask “does your appearance really impact getting the job or not?” And the answer is, “YES”.  The first impression on a recruiter conducting an interview will mean a lot.  It is essential to look your best when introducing yourself for the first time.

When deciding what to wear it is always best to choose a conservative outfit, dressing modest and professional is important. Dressing conservatively shows you are making an effort, you do not want to offend and also conservative dress shows how you are polite and respectful.  If you walk into an interview with pants sagging below your waist or a skirt so tight and short you are barely able to take a seat- that leaves an impression, and not a good one.

It is also of essence to ensure you dress one or two levels up.  A good “rule of thumb” is to dress one or two levels nicer than the position you are interviewing for.  Unless told otherwise always wear a suit for the first interview.  It is always better to be overdressed than under-dressed.

Avoid bright colors or large prints that will distract.  The reason for an interview is for the recruiter to gain an understanding of who you are and what talents you possess.  Wearing clothing that is edgy, brightly colored or distracting will take away from showcasing your abilities for this position.

Don’t leave out details of your attire.  Often times candidates will put all focus on the clothes they wear and forget about accessories and details to complete their personal visual resume.  It is never appropriate to carry a backpack or fanny pack instead of a briefcase or portfolio to an interview.  Likewise, don’t forget to comb your hair and for the ladies, pin it back!  Remember to account for all details and complete your look from top to bottom before the interview.


Additional tips to remember when dressing for an interview:

  • Go light on perfumes, aftershaves, and colognes.  It is never good to distract the recruiter with an overwhelming smell- good or bad!
  • Cover all tattoos or extra piercing.
  • Socks and hose need to match your shoes.  Don’t show up like you threw on what was clean that morning.  Likewise, ensure your belt and shoe match.
  • Remove sunglasses from the top of your head before walking into the interview.
  • Iron your clothing! If the interview is late in the day, try and change into a fresh suit to ensure a crisp look!
  • Clean up your fingernails.  No one wants to see chipped off nail polish for the ladies, or unclean nails for the guys.
  • Avoid denim- whether it is pants, jackets or shirts do not wear denim to an interview.

JOB OPENING: Account Manager

We are seeking an “Outside B2B sales person working from a home based position.
 This is not a new position*  You would be taking over an existing territory/position/clients that have been groomed and maintained by a great sales person setting up clients for 8 years.The successful candidate will be motivated, focused sales individual to grow to exist clients that prospect new business and develop long-term client relationships. Must be a self-starter, organized, superior hunting skills as well as being able to cultivate and maintain a long-term relationship. Lucrative commission and incentive package. Industry experience a plus but not necessary.

The primary objective of this position is to provide a consultative approach to help prospects find solutions to their exhibiting problems. The Business Development Representative will target sales and marketing leaders within the Chicago area.

We sell our products through resellers.

Maintain and open new Resellers focusing on Event Marketing agencies, maintain, train and grow business with these new resellers

Identify potential new resellers, call and qualify, visit and show products, sign up a new reseller, sell demo equipment, train reseller, grow the business and maintain existing business.

You will be calling on Wide format printers, tradeshow houses, display dealers, ad agencies, event marketing companies,

Follow up on leads and convert to prospects, Convert prospects to resellers, Maintain a list of larger open opportunities.

All of these activities are documented and tracked through

Company Size Small-< 100 employees
Company Information Our client is one of the world leading providers of portable displays such as roll ups, retractable displays, banner stands, banner displays, pop ups, brochure stands, combined counters and transport boxes and much more. With nine offices in seven countries serving over 3300 dealers in 61 countries, they are providing hundreds of thousands of corporate users with high-quality media displays. Internationally, they have made and sold over one million displays used by companies, non-profit organizations and government entities around the world.
Territory Chicago IL
Position Account Manager
Job Description
Required Knowledge/ Experience Hunter Mentality, Has the discipline and ability necessary to find opportunities that result in sales.
.Consultative Approach: Capable of providing client-focused product and service solutions, which lead to long-term alliances with end customers.
.Curious Nature: Seeks knowledge and experience through effective question and answer dialogues in order to deal more effectively with clients.
.Self-starter: Shows initiative and responsibility for their own success through daily activity leading to sales success while supporting the overall vision and strategy of the organization.
.Achiever: Persistent in pursuing goals and expectations. Focus on delivering outstanding service, increasing business, and providing increased value to customers.
.Active listening to prospects and clients to thoroughly understand their needs
.Communication Versatile: Skilled in interacting with all types of individuals, using all forms of communication.
.Strong orientation and focus toward the customer: Always striving to uncover more and better ways to improve customer service, value, and satisfaction.
.Demonstrated high level of professionalism: Always exercises common sense and good judgment in various situations while making decisions.Our benefits in summary form are as follows:
After successful completion of an employee’s first 90 days of employment, they are eligible for benefits.
We pay 75% of an individual’s medical benefits.
We pay up to $25 a month towards Dental coverage ( the Top plan is $31.71 currently).
We offer a vision plan but the company does not pay towards it (current plan is $6.50 monthly).
The company pays for a $10,000 life insurance policy, others are available at additional cost to employee (rates vary).
Company pays for LTD 50% $1K -180
Short term disability available at cost to employee (rates vary).
Flexible spending account (FSA) is available at full cost to the employee.
There is a 401K plan in which the company matches up to 4% of the yearly allowed limit. You are fully vested from day 1.
After 6 months of employment, the employee is eligible for 1-week vacation.
After 12 months of employment, the employee is eligible for 2 weeks vacation.
There are 5 sick/personal days allowed per year.
Yrs Experience 2-3 year

JOB OPENING: Architectural Sales

Candidate will work with the sole industry leader who is using technology to revolutionize engineering and design.

This company keeps client satisfaction as their key priority and is deeply committed to excellent service from sales pitch to contract work completion.

Recognized for their technological expertise and experience, their success with developing tools and processes for clients needs is what drives their success.

Candidates will be hard working and willing to complete all projects efficiently.

A company with deep work ethic and culture, they are continually noted for completing accurate project quotations and providing timely distribution which is time-saving for all clients.

A young team of committed and formally trained sales professionals drives this company forward.

JOB DESCRIPTION             

  • Present and promote our company’s services to industry professionals including architects and interior designers, mechanical designers, plumbing specifies, as well as encourage the use of new plumbing and architectural product development and tools.
  • Host seminars at these design offices to introduce or update on our company’s free tools and services.
  • Use Customer Relationship Management systems (CRM) for reporting, maintaining and expanding the customer base.
  • Liaise with manufacturer’s factory representatives and wholesalers to generate plumbing and architectural specification packages.
  • Build and maintain rapport with key clients; identifying new opportunities.
  • Work with multi-faceted teams to provide the most up to date product information to industry professionals.


  • A university/college degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • A good understanding of architectural or mechanical practices, regulatory guidelines and rules, safety measures and standards.
  • The availability to travel when required and be located within the territory or region required.


  • The ability to interpret construction documents and specifications with knowledge of local Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Superior client relations, negotiation, and closing skills
  • An outgoing personality with exceptional communication skills, both written, verbal & presentation skills
  • An outstanding work ethic and organization
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Computer proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Formal sales training
  • The availability to travel when required and be located within the territory or region


  • Base salary, car allowance, expenses, laptop, cellular phone,
  • Target based bonus


JOB OPENING: Payroll Service – Outside Sales


We are currently seeking a sales professional who will become an integral and influential part of a team who is passionate about their work and dedicated to client services.  This nationwide company has worked with clients for over 30 years and continues to grow.  Expertise and integrity coupled with an independent status, this company is a premier source for financial advisement.  Employees working in a solid team environment will set and accomplish goals in a stable environment with advancement potentials.

Employees will enjoy the benefits and more if hired:

  • Uncapped commissions
  • Additional bonuses for established goals
  • Competitive base salary
  • Allowances for car and cell phone expenses
  • No geographic limitations
  • Local travel 70% of the time, scheduled independently for flexibility
  • Employee benefits (health, retirement, work-life)

Working with the inside sales team, this hired position will handle all initial client meetings as an introduction to services and company overview.  The ability to follow up and schedule additional meetings to close each sale is essential.  Hire will also work to establish new leads and coordinate efforts for referrals within the sales and marketing team.


  • Understands the fundamentals of payroll
  • Has the ability to recognize when a potential client is ready to make a move
  • Presents information well and is proficient at making the connection between our services and the business needs of the client
  • Has solid computer skills to utilize the CRM and demonstrate our payroll software (Millennium) with confidence
  • Establishes relationships easily and has a history of building strong networks of potential leads






We are currently recruiting for a New Opportunities Development Liaison-someone with knowledge of (an Actuary).  This is a nontraditional sales role; this position will be more of a marketing position.

This successful candidate will promote features and benefits to companies who may utilize the benefits of using Actuaries in other areas of their company.This person will lead efforts to expand opportunities for actuaries to apply their skills in more varied roles within and outside of traditional insurance and employee benefits roles.

This position will be a full catalyst to explore and develop currently untapped opportunities for growth of a profession that is often rated as one of the best in which to work.Candidate will work to collaborate with internal skate-holders to identify potential opportunities to create marketing and communication programs that will interest new opportunities.

Candidate will also work as main contact for board members and volunteer force to accomplish the key goals of development and expansion.    

As the daily monitor of activities within this non for profit environment, solving problems, determining priorities and the quick ability to take action to ensure high quality support for related growth opportunities is a must.



-Bachelor’s Degree Required in Marketing or General Business

-Master’s Degree in Business is preferred.

-At least 5 years’ experience in association management or experience in marketing or business development in the insurance industry or employee benefits and insurance consulting.

-Experience and demonstrated success in customer relationship management and networking.

-Excellent people skills and communications.

-Public speaking and ability to deliver presentations to various audiences.