Example of a Job Reference Page
If you’ve had the interview and been offered the job, it’s likely that you will be asked to supply bone-fide job reference details. A good way of doing this is to prepare a job reference page on a single sheet of A4 paper.
What should a job reference page look like?
We have prepared an example of a standard job reference page, here is how you should lay it out…
1) You should write the name of your reference in bold so it is easy for the reader […]
The Ultimate Interview Checklist
Job Interview Help
Congratulations on securing a job interview, you’re over the first hurdle but don’t mess it all up now. Follow the 10 simple steps in our interview checklist to boost your chances of impressing the interviewer.
The Interview Checklist
We have prepared a checklist of things you should do before an interview.
5 things you shouldn’t say in an interview!
Congratulations on securing an interview, you’re over the first hurdle! Now, don’t make one or more of the 5 top interview mistakes.
Find out what some ill-prepared people say during interviews that can blow their chances.
5 key things you should never say at an interview
“Sorry I’m late”
One of the top interview is to be late. There is rarely a valid excuse for being late for an interview so make sure you have planned your route and left sufficient time to arrive promptly. Arriving late creates a poor first impression. Aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before your interview time.
Whilst you may not be meeting your potential employer in a face-to-face environment, it is still essential you treat the interview seriously. Our telephone interview advice will help you make the right first impression by conveying your enthusiasm for the role and demonstrating your experience and industry knowledge.
Being on time and completely prepared is essential, it is still an interview at the end of the day and I feel candidates perform better if they are well-presented and well-organised.
Charge your phone
First and foremost, make sure your phone has plenty of charge in it. Most of us use mobiles or portable home telephones today and […]
How to Write a CV / Resume for Jobs Abroad or Visa Applications
In some countries the term CV is used, in others they are better known as resumes and each country’s requirements differ slightly so here I will give you a quick overview on what they generally expect where and how to write a CV / resume for jobs abroad or for visa applications.
CV / resume requirements for jobs abroad or visa applications
Below you will find details of CV and resume requirements for the most popular countries UK residents apply to for overseas jobs or to make a visa applications.
It is a well-known fact that the Americans will refer to a CV as a resume. […]
Today it is easier than ever to expand your job search and there’s plenty of places where you can look for jobs. Back in my day (does that make me sound really old?), there wasn’t the vast technology there is today to take advantage of when looking for job opportunities. Whilst the employment market has been a little rocky in recent years, whilst in the midst of recession, it is now looking a lot brighter out in the employment world so you need to make sure you’re exploring every avenue.
Here are our 5 top tips to look for jobs
1) The Internet
Interviews are never easy and more often than not people are nervous, which can have a huge effect on their performance. With a little forethought and our 5 top tips for job interview success, you’ll be better placed to give a polished interview and maximise your chances of success.
5 Top Tips for Job Interview Success
Preparation is vital to make you feel more confident and will enable you to provide answers to the interview questions, which will convince the interviewer(s) you are the most suitable candidate for the job. Be sure to have a good answer […]
What are the most common interview questions asked?
There are simply a million and one questions that you may be asked; from the deadly serious to the utterly daft, no two companies are the same in their approach to interviewing candidates. In a more traditional setting you can probably expect some common interview questions to raise their head so it is generally a good idea to think about some suitable answers before you go to ensure you can give them an answer.
Common Interview Questions
- Tell me about your work experience to date?
- Tell me about yourself?
- What did you do in the role which was beneficial to the company?
- What tasks did you excel […]
Types of Interview
In today’s marketplace and with the explosion of the internet, there are a number of interview scenarios you may encounter.
Here is a list of the types of interview you may be asked to attend.
10 Popular Types of Interview
- One-to-one interview
- Panel interview
- Group-based interview
- Preliminary telephone interview
- Pre-qualification questionnaire
- Competency-based interview
- Psychometric tests
- Aptitude tests
- Assessment centres
- Video conferencing, Skype or webcam interviews
It’s not unusual to encounter more than one type of interview scenario, even for the same job. Many of the remote methods are used today during the initial stages of interview so don’t be surprised if you’re required to participate in a telephone interview or video conferencing type […]
What Type of Questions should you Ask at an Interview?
If you are going for an interview any time soon, please take the time to do a little bit of research on the company. It might seem like a tedious waste of time but believe me, it’s not!
You should also make an effort to ask at least question at the end of the interview when invited to do so. Not only does it indicate you have taken an interest in the organisation and the role they have to offer but also helps […]
Completing application forms are never much fun, more of a headache for most people. However, with our 6 top tips for completing application forms you’ll be able to instantly improve your application.
Tip 1 – It’s all in the Planning!
Planning is absolutely essential when completing application forms, particularly if they are in paper format so make sure you leave plenty of time when completing application forms. A rushed application form is very obvious and will get rejected.
First and foremost, take the time to print out or photocopy the application form. This way you can have some practice runs at it and get a feel […]
What to wear for an interview
What should you wear for an interview?
Deciding on the correct attire to wear for an interview is essential to ensure you make that crucial first impression. So, what should you wear for an interview? If you dress too casually, the recruiter may think you’re not interested. Dress too formally and you might show you have no understanding of the company and their ethos.
Dressing smartly and being well-presented is definitely recommended. One way you can decide what to wear is to park up outside the office building or the company’s place of work and watch the […]