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About to meet a CW4 for an interview, should I bring anything?

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Little background on me, I'm a 24 year old civilian WOFT applicant, and run my own manufacturing company making aerospace parts (big surprise right). I'm going to be meeting a CW4 soon, and I'm wondering if I should bring anything (apart from the obvious business suit, test scores), like a gift(necktie, box of chocolates). This works in the business world as a token of appreciation for someone taking the time to meet, et cetera, you all get the gist. However, I am wondering if this is inappropriate for meeting a CW4 to be interviewed. I want to show that I'm appreciative of him taking his time to meet me, but I don't want to make it seem like I'm trying to bribe him, or get a letter in return for a particular token of appreciation. Anyways, if I sound ridiculous, please let me know. Thanks all for your time.

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Really StockTrader--at least follow up with some quality advice after the meme.

 

NOOO, do not bring a token of appreciation (it absolutely comes off wrong in the military--especially going up the chain versus down--actually crosses some regs...600-20, etc).

 

DOOO come dressed in a conservative business suit, bring a copy of your test scores, your resume (actually more important when I did interviews so I would have a highlight/snapshot reel to reference), use the normal customs and courtesies as best you know how (yes Sir, no Sir-or Ma'am as it applies), complete your sentences (grammar), sit up straight, bring a notebook and pen (even if you don't use it...just one of those interview things), and make good eye contact throughout. If you are quality, it will show easy enough. If you're not...start sweating a little. ;)

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Little background on me, I'm a 24 year old civilian WOFT applicant, and run my own manufacturing company making aerospace parts (big surprise right). I'm going to be meeting a CW4 soon, and I'm wondering if I should bring anything (apart from the obvious business suit, test scores), like a gift(necktie, box of chocolates). This works in the business world as a token of appreciation for someone taking the time to meet, et cetera, you all get the gist. However, I am wondering if this is inappropriate for meeting a CW4 to be interviewed. I want to show that I'm appreciative of him taking his time to meet me, but I don't want to make it seem like I'm trying to bribe him, or get a letter in return for a particular token of appreciation. Anyways, if I sound ridiculous, please let me know. Thanks all for your time.

 

After someone writes a letter of recommendation for you, it is in good taste to follow up with a hand written "thank you" card. Give it a few days, prepare one, and mail it. Provide some contact information in the card/note. This will be especially helpful if you need him to rewrite/provide you with additional LOR's in the future, as he will remember your professional and thoughtful demeanor.

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Really StockTrader--at least follow up with some quality advice after the meme.

 

NOOO, do not bring a token of appreciation (it absolutely comes off wrong in the military--especially going up the chain versus down--actually crosses some regs...600-20, etc).

 

DOOO come dressed in a conservative business suit, bring a copy of your test scores, your resume (actually more important when I did interviews so I would have a highlight/snapshot reel to reference), use the normal customs and courtesies as best you know how (yes Sir, no Sir-or Ma'am as it applies), complete your sentences (grammar), sit up straight, bring a notebook and pen (even if you don't use it...just one of those interview things), and make good eye contact throughout. If you are quality, it will show easy enough. If you're not...start sweating a little. ;)

I don't know, that sounds like pretty solid advice to me.

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I don't know, that sounds like pretty solid advice to me.

Uh, huh.

 

Edit: I'm the guy (5ish years ago) that kept Alaska Amber (it was Interior Alaska) in the Stands Office fridge and we IPs were known to crack open one post flight as we filled out 4507s for progressions and / or 7122s. It was middle of the night and not done during regular duty hours where all the Joes would be privy to it. But my CO (and 1SG--much to his horror...and my amusement) were aware and never called me on it.

 

A time and place for everything. Job interviews don't meet that criteria, though :P

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After someone writes a letter of recommendation for you, it is in good taste to follow up with a hand written "thank you" card. Give it a few days, prepare one, and mail it. Provide some contact information in the card/note. This will be especially helpful if you need him to rewrite/provide you with additional LOR's in the future, as he will remember your professional and thoughtful demeanor.

I never thought about a thank you card. Good idea, I will be searching for a Senior aviator for an interview soon.

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