If you have been searching for a job for quite some time now you are probably asking yourself "Why can't I find a job?" The truth is there is probably a very simple reason that you are not managing to find a job, and in this article we look at some of the more common reasons you might not be having the success you would like.
An objective statement is a paragraph describing your goals and ambitions for employment. It can be as simple as stating your desired job title or it can be slightly more detailed giving an idea about where you come from and where you see yourself going
Applying to job vacancies is not just a hit and miss exercise. If you are just randomly applying to jobs then you might be doing it wrong! Check out my top 6 reasons NOT to apply for a position.
1) Make sure you are an obvious fit for the position.
2) Remember your CV is not set in stone.
3) Be polished and presentable but do not be Boring.
4) Send a Thank you after the interview.
5) What can you do, not what do you get!
6) Be creative, stand out!
7) Prepare for your interviews.
There are certain questions which seem to pop up over and over again in interview situations. These questions should be easy to answer to the prepared candidate, unfortunately all to often the combination of being under-prepared and the stress of the situation can make answering even the simplest question seem extremely difficult. Make sure you prepare yourself for the questions on this list and you will be sure to stand out at your next interview.
Did you know the average employer only spend about 10 seconds reading a CV before deciding if if is worthwhile to carry on. If you can not make an impact in those first 10 seconds your CV will end up in the trash. Your CV is a tool to advertise yourself to prospective employers. Its one and only purpose is to secure you an interview, if it can not do this it is not an effective tool. In this article we have given some advice on how to write a professional looking CV that will be noticed by the reader.