Monthly Archives: August 2011
Applying for jobs can be daunting at the best of times but if you are filling in applications and trying to create an awe inspiring C.V. whilst you are still in a job, it can be a nightmare.
1) Put your health first. If you are unwell, take time out to recover. You need your current job just as much as a future one.
2) Prioritise. Apply for your favourite role immediately. Work your way through the applications in order of preference.
3) Make a checklist. Note each date you applied for the job, how you applied, what the role was for and the outcome.
4) Create a file with a copy of your every application. When you are invited for an interview, your will know what role they are referring to, to whom you should be speaking with and what you told them about yourself.
5) Quality is key. It is better to spend three hours targeting one C.V. to a specific role than to rattle fifteen off with no meaning. Get noticed, stand out from the crowd, not lost in it.
If you look like you don’t care for yourself, not only is it off-putting for the interviewer, it indicates:
- You don’t care about the job.
- You don’t care about working with other people.
- You are not going to take pride in your job or make an effort.
It is important you clean up your act by doing the following before your interview:
- Shower or have a bath.
- Wear clean clothes, underwear and socks.
- Play safe. Wear a formal shirt or blouse and a formal skirt or trousers.
- All clothes need to be neatly ironed and stain free.
- Keep colours as neutral as possible, black and white or navy and white are good options.
- Use deodorant.
- Polish shoes and ensure any laces are tied.
- If you suffer with bad dandruff, brush it away beforehand.
- Clean your teeth and freshen your breath.
- Clean your hair and groom it well.