Your CV should be a marketing tool designed to sell your skills and strengths, not merely provide a chronological employment history. Ensure that your CV is well-organised, with clear, short headlines and bullets to call out relevant information. Go beyond job descriptions to list important achievements and qualifications. For each point, ask yourself what benefit you provided for that role. When possible, quantify your accomplishments. Assume that the first person to view your CV will look at it very briefly, so make sure the most important details are presented prominently near the beginning. If you make it past the initial review, expect the next round to be a more thorough examination, so proofread your CV carefully to avoid any embarrassing mistakes or inconsistencies.
Everyone knows to dress for success, study the company and position ahead of time and practice the traditional interview questions. However, what people do not tell you is to be authentic, upbeat, confident and concise. They key is to answer questions in a way that reflects you are a valuable asset and show that you fit with the company goals and culture. Stay positive and do not say negative things about past work experiences. Use good body language including posture, eye contact, active listening and nodding. Be sure to end on a note of interest by asking about the next steps in the process and the timetable in which the employer expects to make a decision about the position.
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