Tag Archives: Interview
Words of Advice from the founder of Equimax:
“It just seems to me that all these people that want jobs in the horse industry are a bunch of gypsies”
I hear statements like this about bad experiences with employees almost every day… I have listened to the complaints of both job seekers and job providers. One thing [...]
We live in an age of email and voice mail. Many horse industry job seekers don’t feel at ease chatting with an employer they don’t know. Yet, when we need to secure employment, a personal conversation with each prospective employer is essential. Sometimes when we receive that first telephone [...]
You know how horses read your body language. Well, interviewers read your body language too, even if they are not totally aware of it. The chances are you are not totally aware of it either. Check out this article by Dennis McCafferty :
“The body language of interviewees can have a major influence on hiring [...]
Every equine employer wants people who are organized, self-motivated, punctual, attentive, loyal, and trustworthy. However, these are subjective qualities that you as an employer will need to assess in each applicant for your horse jobs. Putting words like these in your help wanted ads reveals your ignorance of sound [...]
Conventional wisdom says “stick up for number one.” “Nobody will take care of you if you don’t.” Our society sends us the message that this is the attitude we should have when we negotiate for a job. Negotiating is seen by many people as a “battle of adversaries.” [...]
When you interview people for equestrian jobs, listen carefully to what a candidate says to you. Watch for these warning signs.
1. If the candidate stresses how dependable, hard-working, and competent they are, but cannot present any facts to back up these claims, there may be a problem.
2. If you ask a [...]
The wrong clothing can ruin the impression you create in a horse job interview. If you are applying for a job as a Barn Manager, and you show up dressed like a Wall Street Secretary, or a Mortgage Banker in a coat and tie or a pants suit, you will probably blow the interview [...]