The Apprentice's Carolyn Kepcher describes how to become the ideal job candidate, from her book, Carolyn 101: Business Lessons from The Apprentice's Straight Shooter.
Put yourself in the place of the contestants on The Apprentice. I can't tell you how many letters and e-mails I get asking, "How can I get hired by The Trump Organization?" It isn't easy, but I will be happy to give you some tips on what I think makes a good potential hiree. Let's begin our seminar on the hiring process from the beginning.
Every new hire is a stab in the dark based on a remarkably slim body of evidence: an application, a résumé, a reference, an interview, most of which take only minutes, if not seconds, of our time. Unlike in the world of The Apprentice, in my office I don't have thirteen weeks in which to make up my mind about you. I will expend whole minutes -- as opposed to seconds -- only on candidates who, based on a good first impression and strong credentials, seem capable of making itRead More »from Get Hired: Make Yourself Into a Slam Dunk Candidate