* 5 Useful Interview Tips you must know
1. Do your research
Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company, so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year’s profits and latest product launches. Also take a look at the latest developments in the industry so you can converse with confidence.
2. Practice your answers
Although there is no set format that every job interview will follow, there are some questions that you can almost guarantee will crop up. You should prepare answers to some of the most common interview questions about your personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as being able to explain why you would be the best person for the job.
3. Look the part
Appearances shouldn’t matter, but the plain fact is that you are often judged before you’ve even uttered a word. Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes fit correctly and that your accessories are subtle. Dressing one level above the job you’re applying for shows a desire to succeed.
4. Stay calm
Good preparation is the key to staying in control. Plan your route, allowing extra time for any unexpected delays, and get everything you need to take with you ready the night before. Remember to speak clearly, smile and remember that your interviewers are just normal people, and they may be nervous too!
5. Ask questions
You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the position. Prepare a minimum of five questions, some which will give you more information about the job, and some which delve deeper into the culture and goals of the company.
* Registration upon validity of your documents
When you come to register with our company please bring your passport or birth certificate for eligibly, and a hard copy of your CV.
* Pre – interview advice & update on your application
Try and make sure you get a good night sleep before your interview, if it is a morning interview make sure you wake up at least two or three hours early, go over the companies website and the job description to prepare yourself.
Try and be early to and interview as being late is very unprofessional and may possibly go against you in the selection process.
* Selection of roles relevant to your requirements
Make sure that you read in detail the job description and do not waste your time applying for jobs that you feel you do not have the skills and experience for.
Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae
Make an Impact
* Your CV is there to get you an interview
Ideally keep your CV three pages long and no longer, the layout of your CV should include a header that begins with your personal statement which should be three to five lines long which should highlight your skills,abilities, capabilities, experience and qualifications.
This should be followed by your work experience which should be in chronological order starting with your present job descending into your last job.
The final heading should be your education, which is where you should list what qualifications you have achieved either at school or within the work place.
* Always check spelling, grammar and punctuation
This is something that most people fail to take notice of but bad punctuation, spelling and grammar are some of the main reasons why some people do not get interviews for jobs. Try an re-read over your CV, get a friend or family to proof read it before submitting it to employers.
You may have the right skills and qualifications but lack of attention to grammar may potentially cost you your future job.
* Use bullet points to achieve instant visual impact – and break down information.
Use bullet points when listing your duties within previous job roles and when listing qualifications, makes it easier for the employer to read and understand.
* Include transferable skills, such as communication skills, team working and people management
Try and look at the job description that you are applying for and then from your past experiences and past jobs look at the skills and abilities you have learnt and try and see if they are relevant to the present job you are applying for.
* Avoid obvious gaps in your information
You may at some point in your life have career gaps due to holidays or a sick leave; please state this on your CV because to a prospective employer it will look unprofessional.
* A useful tip
Please try and make sure your CV is truthful and honest and reflects you as a person, most people nowadays feel it is useful to tell a few white lies and they wont get caught, but to avoid embarrassment and being caught out be honest and the employer will see you for who you are.