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Ace that interview part 2

By Faeza
11 October 2015

Be sure to shine in that job interview

To secure a job, you have to survive the job interview. And survival is only a part of it – you also have to do better at it than anyone else if you want to get the job. However, if you’re just at the start of your career, interviews can be a challenge.

Here are some tips from Shelagh Foster, author of Your First Year of Work: A Survival Guide, to get you to that job interview, through that job interview and, even better, get you that job. All together, the tips Foster provides spell out I-N-T-E-R-V-I-E-W. Tick them off in your head in your next interview to be sure you’re shining.

I – Initiate Contact

You’ve seen an advert for the perfect job. What do you do? Do exactly what the organisation asks of you – send what you have been asked to send, by email, phone or fax as requested. Make sure that any written communication has no spelling mistakes, slang or text speak. Send a cover letter that explains your qualifications and why you believe you would be a good fit for the company.