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Set yourself apart from the pack! You may find yourself reiterating some of the things you said in response to \'Tell me about yourself\', but this time try to be more specific in linking your talents to the requirements of the position.
This is a question that may come up if you are applying for a graduate, internship or vacation program. It’s best not to get caught out unprepared for this question, as it requires some thinking and reflecting.
When the interviewer asks you this question, they’re getting to the key issue: why should they hire you and not someone else? Answering this persuasively could clinch the deal and make the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter.
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.
This is your chance to give your potential employer some insight into who you are as a person. After all, if they hire you they’re going to be spending at least 40 hours a week with you, so they want to know what sort of person they’ll be taking on board.
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.
The point of this question is to learn a little about your interests and what makes you tick. This will also give the interviewer an idea of whether you will fit into the office. Choose three people who represent your interests.
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.
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.
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!