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Know your career goals
What motivates you? Is it money, progression, culture or a particular industry? Prioritise your goals to help you plan for your next role effectively.
Don’t miss out on the latest roles!
Set up job alerts on employment websites using keywords, location and salary details to ensure you’re informed of the latest jobs as soon as they’re posted.
Prepare your CV
Don’t just have 1 standard CV. Tailor your CV to each role or industry you would like to work in. Then you can just fine tune to the specifications of the role you’re applying for. Ensure you have a relevant “Key Skills” section with can be made role specific.
Do your Research!
Showing that you know what is happening in a particular industry gives a good impression at interviews. It also enables you to ask questions about current trends and how the company plans to respond to them – showing a keen interest in your chosen industry.
Plan your wardrobe
Know what you will be wearing to your interview in advance – this saves time when you’re trying to prepare yourself.
In order to demonstrate your skills, prepare at least 2 examples for each skill area. This will show you’re prepared, even if you’re asked an unexpected question. Keep your answers focused on the question asked.
Practice your interview
The recruitment industry can move fast, so you’re often not given much time to prepare for interviews. Ask a friend to do mock interviews with you. They can help you identify areas you need to work on and the practice will help you feel more relaxed in your actual interview.
Imagine you’re selling a product
If you find it hard to sell yourself – imagine you’re a product or service and sell that!
Monitor your online reputation
80% of employers check people online before an interview. Make sure your online profile demonstrates you as the ideal candidate. Ensure your social media profiles are made private or even closed down while you’re searching for a job.
Remember to value yourself
Don’t allow yourself to feel flustered or under pressure when things start moving fast and try not to get nervous before interviews. Just remember, they want to employ the right candidate as much as you want to secure the right job.
Source: Accrington Observer by Fish4Jobs
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