Follow these rules to have a stress-free job hunt and land your new job with ease:
Always do some research in to the type of company you want to work for. It’s important to find a work setting that you feel is right for you – if you hate stiff, corporate rules don’t apply for a job in a stuffy company.
- Check your c.v.
Make sure your resumes opening objective fits the job description exactly. The hiring manager is going to want to get you in for an interview if they think you fit the description of what they are looking for.
- Say what you can offer.
Interviews are no place to be a shrinking violet. Speak up about your skills and what you can offer them. Don’t launch into what they can do for you; you are there to help them, not the other way round.
- Explain your talents.
Make sure they have an understanding of what your skills mean for their business. Don’t undersell yourself, the interview is your time to get across how great you are and why they need to hire you.
- Don’t overthink.
An interview is not a test. There are no right or wrong answers, but there are right and wrong behaviours. Make sure you stay calm and answer the questions like a human, not a robot!
- Be enthusiastic.
Make sure you look happy to be there and thank them for seeing you. Show that you want the job, but remember there is a fine line between looking enthusiastic and looking desperate!
- Salary comes last.
Don’t go in all guns blazing when it comes to the salary. Leave those questions for last, and negotiate only once you have been offered the job.