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This page is intended to give you guidance and advice on writing your CV and preparing for job interviews. This is not intended to be prescriptive, these are only suggestions. We are always happy to talk you through CV and job interview techniques in person - but these guidelines should help you start.

Preparing your CV

It\'s important to give your CV some thought and spend some time on getting it right. A well presented CV which clearly details your skills and experience can make all the difference in getting the job you really want.


Structure

Your CV should be between 2-3 pages in length and include the following sections.

Format

Content

Most importantly, always thoroughly proof-read your CV or ask someone to do it for you.

General hints and guidelines for Interview

Think about yourself

It is important before a job interview to think about all the reasons why you are attending it and what you have to offer the organization.
Be ready to discuss both short and long term career goals in general terms.


Gaps in CVs


Reasons for leaving


Research the job

Before attending any job interview it is a good idea to research the organization and familiarize yourself with the following:

What is the employer looking for?

Employers use interviews to confirm that an applicant has the required knowledge, skills and willingness to contribute and fit into the organization’s culture. They also want to see if your career goals are in line with opportunities available with their organization. They are looking for the potential in prospective employees to become valued, trusted, productive team members of their organization.
You must try to consider how you can display your skills and experience in a good and honest light and provide employers with the evidence that you are the right person for the job. Here are some brief points to consider:

Recruiters look for an objective analysis of your abilities. For strengths, recruiters want to know why you think it is strength and where it has been demonstrated. For weaknesses they want to know what steps you could take to improve.


Points to consider throughout the interview

Types of job interview

There are several different types or styles of job interview that you may come across. It is important that to remember that no two job interviews are the same and that you can always improve your interview style and preparation.


The traditional job interview - sample questions

Job interviews may follow a more traditional format. The following is a list of typical job interview questions which may arise in one form or another. It is a good idea to reflect on the sort of answer you might give before a job interview but it is unwise to memorize answers as you risk coming across as unnatural and not genuine. It is a good idea to back your answers up with examples taken from your own work experience.

The team job interview

In an effort to get a well-rounded perspective on candidates, many companies ask numerous people to participate in the selection process. You may interview with an HR specialist, the hiring manager, the hiring manager\'s boss and even staff members who would be your peers. In small companies you may have to sell yourself to the entire staff.

Hints

The behavioral/competency job interview

The interviewer asks specific questions seeking information about a candidate\'s skills,  character and preferences based on examples of past behavior. During the behavioral job interview, questions are directed toward specific experiences. Some examples follow:

Hints

Questions from you

Try to think of some questions to ask at the interview. If you have researched the company well, you will be able to come up with some questions concerning the organization. You may also like to find out more about your responsibilities in the role, the organization’s long and short term aims, training opportunities and what they would hope you achieve in the first six months.
Other things to remember:


Note : - Free Session for Resume Writing & Interview Preparation Skill on every Friday 3-5 PM at Global Job office Premises.


For more information or queries regarding CV and job interviews, please contact us in the Recruitment Department on 4168658/4168657/4168517 or by email info@globaljob.com.np.