Hiring managers wade through hundreds of generic applications, and your cover letter is your chance to grab their attention and shout from the rooftops that you are the perfect fit for the role. These tips will help you do just that.
Now that you've managed to land the job of your dreams, it's time to start thinking about your role in the workplace. How would you like your colleagues to perceive you? Here's how to make a killer first impression on your first day!
Building rapport through small talk with your interviewer can give you the edge over other candidates - but not if you talk about topics like the weather. Get prepared with some interesting interview conversation starters, what to talk about and what to avoid!
Don’t let your resume date you as a dinosaur! Gone are the days when resumes were just a dry list of duties for every job you’ve ever had. If you want to be a contender in these competitive times, you have to modernise the way you approach companies.
Such an interesting question deserves an interesting answer, but be careful not to get swept up in your imagination. The interviewer is trying to create a picture of who you are, so be careful how you portray yourself.
To answer this question, think of people who embody the qualities that you most admire and that would be most valued in the position you’re applying for. Explain why you look up to them and how they have influenced you either directly or indirectly.
One of the most dreaded of all interview questions is the ‘greatest weakness’ minefield. Many recruiters are, in fact, moving away from using a question that has become over-used and predictable, yet it is still one you have to prepare for.