Applying for jobs can be a full time job. It involves customising your CV, signing up for online job search engines, checking several job sites on a daily basis, writing cover letters and networking. Thereâ€™s a lot of groundwork to do before being shortlisted for a job. If youâ€™ve been lucky enough to get an interview for a role you applied for, you should maximise your chances of getting the job. Remember these five things before your interview.
Everyone who has been on a job interview could relate with answering that dreaded â€œweaknessâ€ question. It is the most asked question in an interview, hands down. It can potentially determine if your application is doomed or not. The way you answer this question differentiates you from the rest of the applicants that have been interviewed.
Most people are less than pleased when they first hear that they will need to demonstrate their prowess to a potential employer via a web cam. There is actually very little difference between video interviews and the traditional face to face variety, however. I will now outline eight simple steps for handling a video interview like a pro.
The three most important questions asked by an interviewer are almost always – “Can you do this job?â€, â€œDo you want this job?â€ and â€œWill you fit in with the rest of the staff?â€ You can avoid inadvertently answering these questions with a â€œNoâ€ by avoiding some easy mistakes outlined here.
When you are searching for a job, or even a potential career, the way you dress and present yourself is very important. It is always best to wear professional clothing; this shows that you are serious about the job opportunity and you are, more than likely, experienced in that job field. You should always wear office attire when youâ€™re on the hunt for a new job.
Many employers are now conducting interviews with candidates from all over the world by arranging preliminary job interviews via video conference. If you have been asked to give a video conference interview, donâ€™t worry as this really isnâ€™t too different from the regular type of interview you should already be familiar with.