Interview & CV Tips

CVs & Covering Letters

Imagine that you have 30 seconds to impress someone you have never met. How will you describe yourself to highlight those skills and qualities that an employer is looking for? Why should an employer choose you? What is special about you that makes you stand out from the other candidates?

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Interview Advice & Common Questions

Research and planning are key to any interview. Generally, this should cover:

  • Areas of your CV or application form the interviewer might ask you to expand on
  • Your skills (strengths and weaknesses), why you want the job, and relevant experience. Tailor it to what the organisation might be looking for.
  • Explaining problematic aspects of your career, such as gaps in your work history.
  • Think of some questions to ask about the role and the company at the end of the interview.
  • Search the people who’ll interview you.  Have a mock interview with a friend or relative.
  • Research any strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities affecting the organisation and the wider sector.
  • On the night before your interview, rest is the most important thing. A last minute rush will make you more anxious and could reduce your ability to sleep.
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