If you love people and take pride in everything you do, we’ll love you for it.
When looking for a job, the first thing you need to ask yourself is this: ‘do I really want this job?’
Hopefully, the answer is ‘yes’, and that’s why you’re here! But, if the answer’s ‘no’, it’ll save you a lot of time by, instead, looking for something you really do want to do.
We know it’s a competitive market out there. Probably more so than ever before. But there are jobs out there. You just have to make sure your application is better than every other job seeker’s. And, crucially, you need to make sure that the job you apply for is the one you really want.
Start by making your application stand out and don’t make the common mistakes that catch many job seekers out.
Let’s look at some simple, but often overlooked, points that will get you on the right path and ahead of your competitors:
If you’ve found the job you’re looking for, have applied, sent us your CV and been offered an interview – great! It means we like what we’ve seen so far. And this is your big chance to show us what you’re all about.
So, here are a few hints and tips for the all-important interview.
And remember: first impressions count. So make sure you arrive between 10 and 15 minutes before the interview start time. Then, greet the interviewer by their title and surname (‘Mr. Taylor’, for example), along with a smile and a firm handshake, and wait to be seated.
Once your in the interview, try not to answer questions with a simple “yes” or “no”. Always use examples of previous successes to sell yourself. But be succicnt and be sure not to waffle on.
And, as a final tip, always talk about your previous employers and colleagues in a positive light.