Interview Guidelines

No two interviews will be the same. The best simple tips for every interview is to smile, cross your fingers and sit forward and straight in your chair. Sitting back lazily in your chair while fidgeting will not win you any brownie points. Show you are interested, engaged and excited to have been invited there for an interview. Always prepare some questions to ask, make sure they are relevant to the role, speak clearly and be honest with the information you provide. Always, always, always research the company and the person who you will be meeting, many websites now have a list of employees and managers, even if you can’t find any personal information on the contact, I highly recommend you make an effort to view their website. 9 times out of 10 you will get asked what you know about the company and having a good strong answer is key. Short for time you say??  How about look up the company on your smart phone while you wait for your morning coffee or in the line at the supermarket, take 5 minutes to do this. Write down 2-3 questions of additional information you would like to know about the company. This engages further conversation and is a great way to display your interest and initiative even further. Never be late to an interview! You will rarely get a second chance if you do not attend on time. By being late or not showing up creates the opinion to your perspective employer that you are unreliable to present to work/shift...
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Are bullet points better than paragraphs on a resume?

Now this is a great question to ask yourself… For many people in the recruitment industry whether it is an internal recruitment process or through an agency you will find that that big long paragraphs are not eye catching and easy to read. You ONLY get 30-40 seconds to attract the attention of the resume reader, if your resume is unclear or blocked out with heavy paragraphs you will find yourself overlooked no matter how good your qualifications are. “Keep it simple; keep it clear and easy to read” Bullet points are excellent for listing your responsibilities under each job role on your resume, also for your summary of skills and/or your tickets and licences. Another point to make, your resume must have a list of responsibilities under each job role you have had in order to make your resume stand out. The amount of resume I saw while working as a Recruitment Consultant with the company name and the person’s position in that company, yet no duties or responsibilities were listed… If I can’t see what you have done, I will move to the next application. Your resume is not just a page of information about what you have done, it’s a lot more than that! You need to sell yourself and present yourself in a way that outlines you can do the role you are applying for. When it comes to a summary or career profile your paragraphs will looks great in this section. List 2-3 paragraphs of information in this area. It is all about knowing what goes where on your...
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