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Part 20 of our job searching tips.

GET HELP WITH YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS.

Get a friend, ideally one who hires people, to give you a mock interview or two. Get them to be very honest about how you come across and what you could do better.

Also, see the great interview tips on

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job/interview-advice

If you improve your interview technique you can really increase your chances of getting a job.

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Part 18 of our job searching tips.

KEEP A RECORD.

You can easily lose track with who you’ve applied to, who you’ve spoken to and what stage you’re at with various applications.

Keep a record if you can – perhaps a spreadsheet or just a list in a notebook to remind you which jobs you’ve already applied for so that you don’t double up.

If you apply online keep the response emails in a separate folder so you can easily find then and follow up.

If you are using individual tailored CVs then make sure you know which one you used for each position.
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Part 18 of our job searching tips.
REMEMBER THEY COULD CALL YOU.
If you’ve put your mobile number on your CV (and we recommend that you do) then you could get a call from a potential employer at any time.

Any calls you’re unsure of, assume it’s important and answer brightly and positively.

Also, check your answer phone message: make sure it’s sensible!
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Just added a great new feature, although we can't aggregate Indeed we have managed to add a search feed so that your search filters will pull the top 25 just from them that match your criteria. 
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Part 17 of our job searching tips. (back after our Break)

FOLLOW UP ON JOB APPLICATIONS BY PHONE.

Follow up with a phone call If you possibly can, try to speak to the person you are applying to. Don’t be a nuisance but just ask politely if they’ve received your application (they might not have – it could be caught in their spam filter). If they haven’t, you could offer to send it again. This is a great way to show that you’re keen, and have a professional telephone manner.
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Wishing all our users and followers a merry Xmas and a happy New Year. 
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Part 16 of our job searching tips.

APPLY FOR JOBS ABOVE YOUR CURRENT LEVEL.

Don’t feel limited by the most recent job you’ve had. If you see job vacancies that would be a bit of a promotion for you, apply for them anyway. There’s no harm in it. And you may just be what the employer is looking for. 
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Part 15 of our job searching tips.

APPLY FOR JOBS YOU’RE OVERQUALIFIED FOR.

If you have been searching for a while and not been successful consider looking at job vacancies that might be beneath you.

It may be worth taking a lower position in a company in order to get into other jobs later on. (The hidden job market, i.e. jobs that never get advertised) Once your in the company and show what you can do you can look for more suitable jobs.

It may also be that the HR person is also looking for someone just like you for another position that hasn't been advertised at all.

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Part 14 of our job searching tips.

CUSTOMISE YOUR CV AND COVERING LETTER.

If your application doesn’t refer to the individual job spec it will probably be chucked straight in the bin.

This doesn’t mean you need to start each job application from scratch.

Just make sure you customise your CV for the job you’re applying for – and make sure that your covering letter is fully rewritten slightly to fit the job advert – and you will hugely increase your chances of getting a great job.

Don't forget to save each different version and keep a record of which one you sent for which job. There is nothing worst than getting an interview and not knowing what you sent them. 
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