Yearly Archives: 2015

4 Things to remember at an interview

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm

When attending an interview you are bound to be nervous and believe it or not a bit of nerves can actually be a good thing, as it helps you to stay focused and seem genuine, however it’s when these nerves get the better of you that things can quickly fall apart.
So here’s 4 top tips of things to remember whilst going to an interview:-
Don’t talk too fast – this happens to lots of people when they are nervous and can be hard to control, take a deep breath and take your time in answering the interviewer’s questions.
Don’t be afraid to ask the interview to explain a question – Often when we are in an interview situation and asked a question that we don’t understand the temptation can be to just ramble on and blag your way through hoping the interviewer won’t notice, this is not a good idea, you’d be much better off simply saying, “sorry I’m not sure I understand what you mean, would you mind rephrasing the question?”
Always make eye contact – this shows that you are confident and that you are fully listening to the interviewer concentrating on the things you are being asked.
And lastly, smile, a smile relaxes you and the interviewer and can help to show that you are happy and confident.

Posted in Job Interview

Tailoring your Application/CV

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Many employers favour application forms over CV’s. It allows them to get the information they need when looking for applicants without having to trawl through a stack of different CV’s. Most forms include a section for a personal statement. This is your only opportunity to sell yourself and secure that all important interview.

It’s really important to make this part relevant to the job you’re going for. Your prospective employer only wants to know what makes you suitable for the job they’re offering. Don’t waste time repeating things from the previous work history section unless it’s to highlight how it makes you a good candidate. If you don’t have relevant experience, think creatively about the experience you do have and link it to the position you’re after.

If you are submitting a CV, make sure to tailor it for the job in question. It’s easy to send off a standard CV but it won’t make you stand out from the crowd.

Posted in CV

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