Communication Tip #45
Can our attire and demeanor pass the test?
A young man I’m mentoring was preparing for an interview at a temp agency for a factory position. I encouraged him to wear a pressed long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black belt, and black shoes.
Before the interview, we role-played and focused on the handshake and the introductions.
As part of this interview procedure, the young man was also drug tested.
He failed the test. The test showed he had cocaine in his system.
However, because of his appearance and the way he handled himself, the agency retested him.
This time, he passed. (The first drug test showed had shown a FALSE positive.)