Job Search and Interview Strategies

Finding your dream job requires more than looking.
You need the right kind of strategy.

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Confidence. Competence. Credibility. You need plenty of the three big Cs to ace that job interview. For expert tips and how-to techniques:

A Few Tips for a More Effective Search

  1. Draw up an action plan.
  2. Broaden your search:  Internet, newspapers and magazines, yellow pages, bulletin boards, libraries, employer web sites, job fairs, etc.
  3. Network, network, network!
  4. Get ready for your interview.
  5. Follow up.
  6. Overcome your fears.
  7. Online Workshop

 

Tips on Acing the Interview

Preparation is key. Remember, you have 30 seconds to impress.

Here are some tips on how to ace the job interview:

  1. Do your homework:  research the employer ahead of time.
  2. Draw up a list of your greatest achievements.
  3. Make a list of possible questions and practise answering them.
  4. Establish and maintain visual contact; give firm handshakes.
  5. Be engaged and remain focused.
  6. Emphasize your strengths at every opportunity.
  7. Prepare a few relevant questions to ask at the end of the interview.
  8. Pay attention to your conduct; it’s as important as knowledge and know-how.
  9. Write a thank-you letter following the interview. 
  10. If you have not had any news, follow up at the appropriate time.

 

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