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Interview Tips


In these rough times it is hard when trying to get an interview. There are be thousands of people going for the same jobs; it is up to you to differentiate your CV or application form from other applicants by following these tips to help make your job search more productive in getting the interview.


Make a list of possible companies


Companies are now starting to advertise their job vacancies through their own websites, some may still advertise in newspapers and even the job centre. All of these options you can do online as well as join up with recruitment agencies who also advertise jobs for companies.


What is the purpose of this job?


Do you have an idea of the type of job you want or whether or not you have the right skills? You must ensure that you are clear about seeking a permanent, temporary, full-time, or part-time employment. Make certain that the job is in a good location close enough to your home so that you are able to get to work on time. Check the job details fits in with what you really want so as not to waste anyone’s time.


Create an impressionable Curriculum Vitae


Your CV should contain your personal/contact information as well as work experience, education, and relevant skills listed on it. Employers will want to see how your work experience matches up with the job entailed. Remember, first impressions do count when sending your CV even if you have not met them in person yet.


Improve on your job skills


Look at what kind of skills the company is looking for. If you don't have them, make an effort to attain those skills. While searching for a job, do your research on the internet, read books, articles or join a course for the skills you require. Most importantly, brush up on your interview skills.


Are your referees available?


Ask your previous employers to be a reference for you making certain that you ask them if they are willing to do it before including them on an application or CV. They need to be made aware that someone may be contacting them about you.




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