Yearly Archives: 2020

Five Top Interview Tips for Making an Impression

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 7:46 pm

The best way to make an impression in an interview is ensuring that you are fully prepared and well-practised.

Top Five Interview Tips

1. Do Your Research
Find out everything you can about the company that you are interviewing for and even have an idea of the latest industry developments so that when asked, you have something relatable to say about why you appreciate and respect this company or industry.

2. Practice Your Answers
Some questions may be less predictable and therefore harder to prepare for, however you can prepare for questions with regards to your strengths and why you are the right person for the job.

3. Look the Part
Always dress to impress (at least one level above the job you are applying for is recommended), no matter how lowly the job position may seem to you. The first judgement will be on your attire and how you present yourself.

4. Stay Calm
Be prepared, the night prior, with whatever you may need to take with you. Plan your route, so that you arrive without having to rush and remember that you are simply talking to another person, so smile and remember that the interviewer may be just as nervous.

5. Ask Questions
Try to prepare around five questions to ask, when it is time, about the job, culture or goals of the company to prove your interest.

Posted in Jobs in UK

Top 2020 CV Writing Tips

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

If your CV does not efficiently and professionally present your skills and attributes then you are unlikely to even as far as a job interview! The presentation of content, language and formatting are a crucial. Here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Do Your Research- research the positions you are seeking on job boards and pick out the most relevant, sought after requirements.

2. Break Text Up- large chunks of text are off-putting and unwieldy for recruiters.

3. Have a Powerful Profile- ensure your profile is prominently at the top with a short and sharp summarisation of your most valuable skills.

4. Utilise the Core Skills Section- be sure to list your top qualifications, skills or knowledge in bullet points.

5. Use a Professional Email Address- purpleunicorn99@gmail.com, as an example, is not appropriate for your professional CV.

6. Point Out Your Impact- displaying previous responsibilities is good, but you need to demonstrate how your responsibilities and your results made an impact.

7. Have a Well-Structured CV- ensure your CV is easy to flow through and highlights the most important things: Contact Details, Profile, Core Skills, Job Roles, Education & Qualifications and Interests. Ideally, a CV is 2 pages long with a simple font, format and avoid using a photo.

8. Give a High-Level Summary of Your Job Role- first state what the employer does, where you sit within the organisation and how your role benefits the employer. Below that, you can list key responsibilities and key achievements. This method first gives some context before firing into responsibilities.

9. Avoid Generic Clichés- do not use terms like “hard working”, “team player”, “enthusiastic” and “out-of-the-box thinker”, present examples of what you have achieved, as proof that you are these things.

10. Tailor Your CV to Every Job You Apply For- study the job advert to understand the sought-after crucial skills and ensure those are closest to the top (Core Skills or Profile) and in plain sight.

Posted in Recruitment Services