Job Seekers’ Tips

  • Prepare yourself and anticipate questions that interviewer/s will ask you

Top questions interviewer/s like to ask:-

  1. Tell me more about yourself / Provide me a simple introduction about yourself

  2. How do you handle stress and pressure?

  3. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it

  4. Why are you leaving or have left your job?

  5. Why do you want this job and tell me why should we hire you?

  6. What are your career goals for the future / next 3 to 5 years?

  7. How are you going to use your experience you have gained in the past to value-add to our company?

  8. How much is your salary expectation and how do you justify the amount?

  • Don’t make mistakes when doing something so important like applying for a job.

This usually means an instant reject and though this may seem harsh, but if a job seeker can’t be bothered to get the little details right, the employers will think you are not meticulous thus it is absolutely crucial when you communicate with people via email, to either submit the CV or make the job application (which is invariably by email) that you get your details right.

  • Document your search.

Write down all the jobs you applied to: include the title, company name, contact person and phone number, interview date(s), who referred you and follow‐up dates/ actions. Also, make a list of the people you are networking with. Keep their names and contact information.

  • Always ASK Questions During The Interview

Keep the Q&A session short but fruitful for you. Take this a stage further and start engaging with the interviewer/s. It helps to build conversation and encourages responses and being pro-active shines out among the rest of the interviewees too.

  • Follow-up After The Interview

Following up every stage is essential until you know you are not successful. If you find out you have been unsuccessful, send a “thank-you” note to them and at least you can then focus on another job and not waste your time.