ABC job hunt guide

May 29, 2008 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Posted by Tom:

Although this article is overly simplistic, you’d be amazed at the number of people, even executive-level candidates whom I speak to, who get many of these fundamentally wrong.

Here are a couple I want to highlight.

2 – The best employees always leave on a high note.

5 – I’m not sure about this, if you’re an excellent candidate, you should hold out for something that works for you. Or make it work for you, even if the exact job isn’t necessarily on offer. If you go to a manager or entrepreneur and make it evident that you will bring significant benefit to the company with little fuss, they’d be foolish not to hire you, even if they’re not actively advertising that job.

7 – I press delete on any CV that contains typos, simple. If you make a typo in your CV, you’re going to make typos in key client docs. Check them through 20x and then get your mum to check them too.

11 & 16 – No brainer

And a few other tips include:

a) use tangible real-life examples that are applicable to the job you’re going in for
b) prepare, prepare, prepare.
c) try to match the style of the interviewer
d) anticipate their resistances
e) get someone influential you know to recommend you, or mention you to the company, or find some way in.
f) USE A GOOD RECRUITER 🙂

Et voila, the jobs a gooden!

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