Interviewing Safety


Interviewing Safety

Interviewing Safety

The place of the interview is important.  People who are seeking home-based jobs may find that the job interview takes place in a person’s home and may include more than one applicant.

If interviewers ask that you meet with them in their home, you might ask who will be in attendance.  Most interviewers will meet with applicants in public locations such as a hotel lobby, coffee shop, restaurant, or airport arrival area.

If you are meeting in a hotel room, do so before or during regular business hours.  Let interviewers know that you happy to meet with them and to let your family or friends know how the interview went.

Let someone know you are going to the interview.  Schedule a post-interview call with a friend or relative to let them know when the interview is complete.  This practice can protect your safety and help you remember things you learned during your interview.

If you are flying for an interview, learn how to connect with ground transportation before you leave on your trip.  This information can make your transportation safer and save you time and energy during your travel.

Fly early in the day.  Just the eerie nature of a late-night empty airport is reason enough to travel early.

If the interviewer is lewd, profane, threatening, or violent, leave the interview.  Get in touch with friends or family as soon as possible and let them know about your experience.  Beyond those measures, I am not a lawyer.  I can not tell you how to handle legal matters.  If you believe that the interviewer has broken the law or hurt you, you should seek direction from the proper authorities.

You may find that interviewing is interesting, maybe even fun.  Plan ahead. Think about your safety before making commitments.  You will have terrific interviews, and you may even land a great job.

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