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Can your credit report ruin your chances of securing a job

Can your credit report ruin your chances of securing a job?

Securing a job can be difficult enough without having to worry about things like your credit score. Compiling the perfect CV and just preparing for interviews takes time, but when you finally get called for an interview you will quite possibly be competing against hundreds of other qualified and skilled candidates. This is stressful enough without having to worry about credit reports as well.

So can your credit report ruin your chances of securing a job?

The answer is not as simple as just yes or no. The reason for this is that there will be different answers for different industries and job types. In this article, we discuss the circumstances where it would be appropriate for an employer to do a credit check, and we offer some great advice on how to check your credit score monthly for free.

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a great looking CV

How To : Design a Great Looking CV

We all know that preparing a great looking CV is absolutely vital when searching for a new job. So many people drag their feet during this phase of the job search, simply because the thought of preparing a new CV can be quite daunting.

Why start from scratch when designing a great looking CV? Here are three great methods to get you CV started quick and easily. And looking GREAT!

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top job search websites in south africa

Top Job Search Websites in South Africa

There are so many websites which allow employers and recruiter to advertise their vacancies. If you are using the internet to search for your next job, you probably have one or two websites that you use to search with. Choosing the right job board website will allow you to find better jobs and avoid job scams and fake adverts. But which is the best online job board for searching for a new job?

These are the top 13 websites I reccommend you use for your job search.

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Preparing for a job interview

Preparing for a Job Interview

So you have prepared the perfect CV and cover letter, applied online for a position that fits your skills and experience. Finally you get the call that you have been waiting for, you have an interview. As you hang up the phone your excitement turns into panic, you need this job, you CAN NOT mess up this interview. So what do you do? You prepare of course! Not sure how to prepare for an interview? Don’t stress, we have broken down the process into this easy to follow check list. 

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Bestquestion to ask after an interview

The best question to ask after an interview.

As you know it is vitally important to ask questions at the end of an interview. Knowing what questions to ask can be difficult especially if you have not prepared in advance, but fortunately for you I think that I have finally identified the absolutely best question to ask at this time. This is a question that is psychologically designed to play on the interviewers subconscious memory, ensuring that you are remembered as the best possible candidate for the job.

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Questions to ask during an interview

What questions to ask during an interview?

During an interview the interviewer is obviously going to ask you a number of questions. They are trying to find out if your skills, experience and personality match the position and culture of the company. However you should never think of an interview as a one way interrogation. Rather think of an interview as a back and forth conversation, you must remember that just as the interviewer is trying to figure out if you are a good fit for the company YOU need to figure out if the company will be a good fit for you.

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