5th February 2012
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6 REAL reasons you didn’t get the job

“What the…why….” – that kind of goes through our head when we sit there staring at the screen with yet another rejection e-mail from that job you thought you’d have been perfect for. The interview went awesome – there was a definite vibe going on…so then what gives? Why do you keep receiving the same generic “too many applicants – good luck for the future” mail of doom?! Sometimes if you’re really lucky you may get ...
5th February 2012

Five essential points to get across in an interview

Even the most confident person is likely to experience some nerves in an interview situation. In fact, research from our training partner Home Learning College shows that 55% of Brits think interviews are the worst part of finding a new job. While it’s completely normal to feel nervous, the more preparation you do, the better you will be able to show why you are the right person for the job. With that in mind, here are ...
5th February 2012

How To Nail An Interview (20 Tips)

20 interview tips 1. 10 seconds to sell or say so long Unless your resume catches the interviewer’s eye in 10 seconds it’s over, you’re done. So the big question is how do I catch the interviewer’s eye? Here comes the best advice on how to get a job interview you’ll ever get. Cater your resume to the job description! I can’t stress this point enough. It’s imperative that you cater your resume to each ...
5th February 2012
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Sample Interview Questions: How will you answer?

Your career may depend on it… Tell me about yourself… (Your answer should contain much more about your job skills than your personal life.) Talk about the growth of your career, what you learned from previous employment or even things like how your volunteer worked help you develop your organizational, time management and leadership skills. What are your strengths? (If you really enjoy new challenges and tackle them in an organized manner, this would be ...
5th February 2012

25 IMPORTANT INTERVIEW TIPS

Arrive a little early. If you arrive about fifteen minutes before the scheduled interview time, you will have time to collect your thoughts, wipe the perspiration from your hands, and scan the lobby for current company information.  You will also show your interviewer that you value his or her time. Do your homework. Know the interviewer’s name and how to pronounce it (including proper title: Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.). Know the company’s major products or services, ...
5th February 2012

50 COMMON INTERVIEW Q&A

1. Tell me about yourself: The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present. 2. Why did you leave your last job? Stay positive regardless of ...
5th February 2012

44 Resume Writing Tips

Having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job. That is beyond discussion. How does one make sure that his resume is top notch and bullet proof, however? There are several websites with tips around the web, but most bring just a handful of them. We wanted to put them all together in a single place, and that is what you will find below: 44 resume writing tips. 1. ...
5th February 2012

What information should a CV include?

Personal details Normally these would be your name, address, date of birth (although with age discrimination laws now in force this isn’t essential), telephone number and email. Education and qualifications Your degree subject and university, plus A levels and GCSEs or equivalents. Mention grades unless poor! Work experience Use action words such as developed, planned and organised. Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing ...
5th February 2012

How to write a successful covering letter

Why do you need a covering letter? The covering letter is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition. “Please find enclosed my CV” won’t get you very far. Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style better than your CV (which is usually more brief and factual). The covering letter puts flesh on the bare bones of the CV. It points out to the employer the information showing that ...
5th February 2012

What is the worst CV mistake EVER?

What could possibly be the worst mistake you could make when it comes to your CV? Not targeting it to the kind of job you’re looking for is a biggie. Leaving out keywords that a scanner can pick up is another no-no. So is failing to list your achievements in ways the reader will find meaningful. But the biggest error of all in putting your CV together is simply this: being sloppy. A spelling mistake here. Forgetting to leave ...