A lot of us struggle when it comes to getting the job of our dreams. Often, it’s not because we’re not good enough, it’s because we don’t have the confidence to get it. Believe it or not, if we’re not confident it shows, which can lead to us being unsuccessful. The key to success is following a set of steps that ensure you’re as confident as possible when it comes to attending your interview.
Want to land your dream job, then take note of the simple steps below:
Step 1: Ensure your CV is spot on
Your CV is the first thing that a potential employer will see about you, and it’s what they use to determine whether to give you an interview. Your CV needs to give off a good impression about you; that’s why it’s so important that you get it right. It should be well-written, include all the relevant information, and should be free of any errors. Look at the job description and tweak your CV to match it. The layout is also important – for inspiration have a look online. It’s best to ask a friend or family member to proofread it for you, before sending it off. Just to double check for any mistakes.
Step 2: Research the company
The next step is to research the company in detail. One of the first questions you will be asked at interview will most probably be something like ‘what do you know about this company?’. That’s why it’s essential that you research the company beforehand so that you know as much as possible about them. The fact that you’ve researched the company will instantly make your interviewer like you more. So make sure to take the time to do this – it really is essential.
Step 3: Practice how you come across at interview
Interviews can be seriously scary, especially when there’s more than one person interviewing you. The important thing is to stay cool, calm and collected. If you panic, you will start to get stressed out and won’t come across well. To help you ensure that you come across well at interview, it’s worth having a practice beforehand. Ask a friend or relative to do a mock interview with you to help you prepare for your actual one. This should help to relieve your nerves and ensure that you come across well. If after practicing you still don’t feel ready, check out this interview advice from Randstad. Take these tips and advice on board and you can up your chances of interview success.
Step 4: Be smart, timely, and polite
Last but not least, make sure that you are smartly dressed, timely and as polite as possible. You can never be overdressed for an interview – so always dress in smart/formal attire. Keep your hair neat and off your face and your makeup, if you’re wearing any, should be minimal. Politeness and a smile goes a long way, so make sure to be as polite as possible. Don’t just flop in the nearest seat, wait to be invited to sit. Remember, first impressions are everything.
So there you have it, the essential steps to landing your dream job. Take these on board and you can (and will) be successful. Be positive and you will land your dream job.