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Find advice on making your application stand out, answering tricky interview questions and presenting yourself in the best way possible below! You can even download our tips to save for your job search & preparation. We understand that looking for a job isn't easy, which is why we have put together some helpful tips to make sure you ace every part of the job searching process.
Interviews can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences in your career, some might even say life.
Whilst first impressions can be important, your body language during the interview can make or break your overall performance.
With experts saying that between 75-90% of communication is non-verbal, it is important to think about what your body is saying about you during an interview.
We have summarised some points to remember so that you send the right message.
Body language and the way you present yourself in an interview says a lot about you to the interviewer. Having said this, you can adopt great body language but if you don’t verbally communicate well or answer the questions properly, you won’t get the job!Download Body Language Tips
So you get the phone call from either your recruitment consultant or HR department, to let you know that you have been invited in for a face to face interview. This is always great news, but don’t get complacent as the hardest part is yet to come.
If you are in the position described above, congratulations! Here are some helpful tips and advice for the next stage of the process.
The face to face interview is probably the most daunting part of the recruitment process. By researching the company and showing that your past experience transfers to the role, you will certainly have demonstrated that you are capable of performing the job well.
It is important to remember that first impressions count, so make sure that you are dressed appropriately and that you’re polite. By doing this you will give the impression that you’re a smart and personable individual and combined with the points above you will have a better chance of securing the job.Download Interview Tips
A CV is the first thing that a potential employer or recruiter will see when you apply for a job.
What is written down on your CV then, is of high importance and can be the deciding factor in your progression to a face to face interview. Equally, recruitment agencies often find their candidates through their CVs, which is all the more reason to make sure yours is up to standard.
So what is the best way to construct a CV? In truth there is no so called “best way”, however there are CV writing best practices that should be considered.
Here are a few tips that we feel separate the average CV from the successful CV.
Your Curriculum Vitae is a very important document when applying for jobs. If you are looking for a job in insurance, for example a claims handler or an insurance broker, a CV can be more important than, for example a designer, where a portfolio would display your work.
So to conclude you should make sure that your CV is relevant for the role, shows examples of your skills and that you put you most relevant qualifications first. By doing this you stand a good chance of your CV being seen and getting that all important face to face interview.