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An effective cover letter and well written resume should lead to job interviews, if you are not getting interviews, check your job search strategy. It is important to review your resume regularly and adopt your covering letter for each job.

Interviewer aims to determine three things before he/she makes a hiring decision:

Can you do the job?
Are you motivated to do the job?
Are you a good fit in the organisation?

Preparation is an important part of the interview process. The time you spend preparing prior to the interview will be time well spent. The following are some tips on what you can do to prepare yourself before, during, and after a job interview. For more information click on the relevant articles name.

Review the Job Specification and Position Description.
Learn more about the company by visiting their web page.
Review your résumé and be prepared to discuss your relevant skills.
Bring extra copies of your résumé and a notebook.
Dress for the occasion (should reflect maturity and self- confidence. Be neat, clean, and dress in good taste).
Find out where the interview will be, obtain clear directions, and confirm the time. Plan to arrive 10- 15 minutes early.
Relax! Think of the interview as a conversation, not an interrogation.
Be enthusiastic, confident, courteous, and honest.
Listen to the questions carefully and give clear, concise, and thoughtful answers.
Convey interest in the organisation and knowledge of the position.
Ask relevant questions about the job or the company.
Present a list of your references and any letters of recommendation that you may have to offer.
End the interview with a firm handshake and thank the interview panel for their time and consideration.
Send a concise 1 – 3 paragraph thank-you letter or email within 24 to 48 hours of the interview.
Reiterate your interest in the position; mention anything you know, it reinforces you as a good fit for the job, and your contact information.
If you are not selected for the job, it is OK to politely ask an interviewer which area(s) you could improve on in the future!

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Planning

Prepare thoroughly. This is the key to success. Ensure to take proof of identity, research the company and plan your answers.Learn More

Introduction

As you know, interviewers will often rely heavily on their first impressions, either good or bad.Learn More

Questions

Get the answers to 10 toughest questions you can come across in a job interview.Learn More

Closing

The most important step in the interviewing process is one most people miss. ASK FOR THE JOB.Learn More

If you have done all the above and still you’re not getting the job you want, probably it’s because your qualifications aren’t strong enough or do not match the job you are seeking. This could be a good time to take a course.

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