What exactly do employers look for in an employee before considerable employment?
Have you been to several interviews with the promise to call you back but to no avail?
Do you get short of words as a result of curiosity to know what your employer may ask of you?
Has the feeling of impressing your prospective employer caused you depression?
Hey, if your anwers are yes, you do not need to worry about that again as this article will give you all you need to know.
It has gotten to be a problem as everyday, people worry to at least get invited for an interview. Even after being invited, they still worry about how to pass the interview.
Here are few tips for applicants or prospective employees to give your employers that spark.
KEY POINTS TO MAKE YOU ATTRACTED BY EMPLOYERS
To prepare for an interview, you have to first make ur CV look attractive before you get invited for a physical interview.
Your interview does not start from sitting right in front of your employer(s) and answering questions. On the contrary, from the presentation of your CV (application) , the interview or screening have already started.
Let’s look at how you can make your Curriculum Vitae (CV) look presentable and attractive to your prospective employers.
How to make a presentable CV.
- When writing your CV, do not indicate by writing CURRICULUM VITAE as your heading.
- Use your name as your heading instead of CURRICULLUM VITAE.
- your address should be at the top right hand side of the CV, followed by your active email and phone number.
- After this, write your personal data including your full name, date of birth, local government, state of origin, nationality. Religion is not very necessary to include but optional.
- write hobbies that make you look responsible, sensible and add to your value and can also add to the organisation’s value.
- Add your objective and goals. This should be where you indicate your ability to impact positively in any establishment by showing your strengths.
- Now, you can write your educational qualifications. This should be done by writing the schools you attended and the year you left the school.
- Certification is next. This should be separate from the educational qualification because it will give you the chance to show what honours you have. It allows applicant show off honours they have received from institutions and other additional certifications.
- Working experience is an important selling point. It is a part where you sell off your experience with related working activities. Remember, it must be related to the working activities expected in the firm or oganisation you applying for employment.
- Skills are never over emphasised in your CV. Write skills that are attractive and compatible with your prospective working place.
- Add other qualifications. Qualifications like achievements that speak good of you either as a leader or shows your ability to work in any situation.
- Referees are important in a CV. Use referees that could attest to your positive capability and have high reputation either in the organisation or outside it. Just 2 referees are OK
With a well set up and organised curriculum vitae, you can gain the attention of your employers.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW
- While preparing for an interview, it is necessary to do some research about the organisation. This will give you a lead on possible questions and answers to them.
- Wear clothes that are smart and cooperate. Avoid shouty coloured clothes, they do not make you look serious. Wear clothes with ash, navy blue, black, brown, white colours.
- Do not engage in unnecessary conversations with other applicants if you meet any.
- Do not get frightened or over determined to impress your employers. After research about the company, be yourself and sell out the best qualities you have to your employers.
- Understand your employers before reacting to their questions as this would enable you know what they want.
- Look at them in the face while talking to them, speak politely but confidently.
- Talk more about what you can offer more than what you have to gain.
- Do not feel embarassed or shy to ask if you did well in the interview.
- Do not back your interviewer while coming in, close the door behind you and not the other way round.
- Say thank you at the end of the interview with a smiling face.
With these few tips, I’m sure you would get yourself a worthy job at ease.
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Congratulations on your new acquired skill and Good luck on your next successful interview.