It is our objective to find the right job for the right person;
- We will treat you as an important individual,
- We will talk to you about your skills, qualifications, work history and experience, what you enjoy doing and what you don’t,
- We will work hard to find you a job from our constantly updated data base of good quality employers particularly in trade, technical, industrial and corporate environments,
- For temporary employees we offer excellent rates of pay to maximize your earning potential.
Want the best possible chance of securing your next job? Then the following tips may help you achieve that goal.
It is your personal sales document and you need it to show you in the best possible light. So you should consider the following when preparing it:
- Its Presentation.
- Make it easy to read – no more than two pages long.
- Be honest.
- Be relevant and clear.
- Format – name and contact details, career record, professional skills, academic record, referees.
- Final check – spelling, have a friend/associate read through it to check.
If you have been successful at obtaining an interview as a result of having a good resume, then the next most important part of the recruitment process is the interview. Success at the interview is dependent on your preparation before the interview and your performance during the interview.
Here are a few tips to improve your interview technique:
- Knowledge is power – be sure you have researched thoroughly the organisation whom you hope to work for, and make sure that you have the knowledge to answer the questions for the role that you are applying for.
- Preparing for the interview – think of what questions you are likely to be asked during the interview and practice answering them beforehand. Also, think of some questions that you may wish to ask at interview.
- On the interview day – ensure you know how to get there on time, get there 10 minutes early, and remember that first impressions count.
- During the interview – give a firm handshake, sit down when invited to, keep answers relevant and to the point, be enthusiastic, smile.
Preparation is the key to a successful interview!
Although there is no set format that an interview will follow, there are some questions that you can almost guarantee will crop up. Here’s a list of the most common questions and a guide to the kind of answers your interviewer wants to hear.
Here are five things that most employers want to know about you:
1. They want to know if you are qualified for the position.
- What are your greatest strengths?
- Do you have experience in this field?
- What do you believe you bring to this job?
- Why should I hire you?
2. They want to know what motivates you.
- What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
- What is the most important thing to you about your job?
- What did you like most about your last job?
3. They want to know about the negatives.
- Why did you leave your previous job?
- What did you like least about your last supervisor?
- What is your greatest weakness?
- What did you like least about your last job?
- Why have you been unemployed so long?
4. They want to know if you are a good fit.
- What kind of people do you find it hard to work with?
- Tell me about a time when you worked as a member of a team.
- In what kind of environment are you most comfortable?
- Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
5. They want to know if you want their job with their company.
- What are you looking for in a position?
- Who else are you interviewing with?
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What do you know about our company?
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
- What are my skills and abilities? What are my strengths?
- How do my skills and experiences relate to the position and employer’s needs?
- What contributions will I bring to the employer?
- What locations am I open to working in? Am I willing to relocate?
- How do the organizations and my values compare?
- What points do I want to be sure to get across during the interview?
- How does this position fit into my career goals?
- What are my salary expectations? Am I willing to negotiate?
Your interview is the most important stage in your career search. The interview ties together your hard work in researching the position, presenting your resume and covering letter, but also all the ground work you have done: such as networking. Remember you are there to interview them as much as they are interviewing you – so have your questions prepared!