12 Days of Job Hunting

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

On the eleventh day of job hunting my recruiter said to me…

Be prepared for tests

Be polite to everyone

What are your career goals?

Show enthusiasm

What’s your biggest achievement?

Know your strengths and weaknesses

Spring clean your social media

Give goOOOod examples

Research the company in detail

A suit or smart clothing to make the best first impression

A map to plan my journey

And a clear up to date CV

 

More and more interviews will contain tests, whether it is a test to assess computer skills, spelling or grammar, typing speed or prioritising skills, whatever the reason, don’t be put off when asked to do it.  Your reaction to being asked, the way you handle pressure and your results may all be used in order to determine your suitability for the position.


12 Days of Job Hunting

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

On the tenth day of job hunting my recruiter said to me….

Be polite to everyone

Show enthusiasm

What’s your biggest achievement?

Know your strengths and weaknesses

Spring clean your social media

Give goOOOod examples

Research the company in detail

A suit or smart clothing to make the best first impression

A map to plan my journey

And a clear up to date CV

 

It is always important to be polite to everyone you meet when attending an interview.  You never know, the person sitting at reception, could be the MD about to interview you!


12 Days of Job Hunting

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

On the ninth day of job hunting my recruiter said to me…

What are your career goals?

Show enthusiasm

What’s your biggest achievement?

Know your strengths and weaknesses

Spring clean your social media

Give goOOOod examples

Research the company in detail

A suit or smart clothing to make the best first impression

A map to plan my journey

And a clear up to date CV

 

They are checking if you are likely to stay and if so, for how long. Reassure the employer that the role you are applying for fits your career plan and your longer term commitment to the company.


12 Days of Job Hunting

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

On the eighth day of job hunting my recruiter said to me….

What’s your biggest achievement?

Know your strengths and weaknesses

Spring clean your social media

Give goOOOod examples

Research the company in detail

A suit or smart clothing to make the best first impression

A map to plan my journey

And a clear up to date CV

 

Choose work-related examples that show a tangible benefit to the business. Personal achievements should only be included if they are very impressive or prestigious.