How To Thrive at Job Interviews

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You might be searching for the ideal job. Or maybe you are thinking of leaving your current job in search of something a bit more exciting or challenging. You don’t want to be stuck in the same monotonous, uninspiring job if you can help it. So when you are ready to make the leap towards a more exciting prospect, here are some top tips on what to do to secure your dream job. 

Update Your Resume

Before you even start looking for a new job it is a good idea to update your resume with all the latest jobs and personal information. This will ensure that you are ready to start applying to jobs when you come across vacancies that sound like a good fit for you. Having a resume ready to send means you don’t then need to waste time starting from scratch when you can just write a tailored application to the relevant job role as opposed to creating your resume each time. This also assures that you can have your resume reviewed to check for spelling and grammar errors.

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Research Thoroughly For Vacancies Online 

Your ideal job is not going to magically fall into your lap, so you need to make the effort to really do your research. Look online for individual companies in the sector that you are thinking of veering towards or try job agencies such as Prolink Staffing. The added benefit of a website that covers a multitude of job sectors is that you might actually find a job that you hadn’t considered at all which you could apply for. It could inspire you to think of other avenues. It is good therefore to be open minded about what you do as a job instead of just sticking to a particular role or sector. 


Be Prepared For Your Interview 

You don’t want to turn up for your interview without doing your research about the company and what the job will entail. You are going to look pretty silly when the interviewer asks you questions about the job and you realise that you have no idea what the company in question does. Furthermore, e sure to review the job description and what they will expect of you regarding the role. So definitely prepare yourself for the interview as opposed to just winging it.  

Have Confidence In Yourself 

You need to believe in yourself when applying for job vacancies. It will come across positively to the interviewer if you demonstrate optimism about yourself and your ability, without coming across as big headed. It will also help your self esteem if you believe in yourself that you are capable of achieving what you want. It may not happen immediately and you have some setbacks along the way, but you will get there in the end. Patience is key. 

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