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Tips for Performing Well at Interview

 

So you did it, you got yourself an interview for that job, maybe you got more than one interview - what now? Preparing for an interview is really important. This is your chance to sell yourself and nail that job. Cast your eye over the tips below and kickstart your career.

Research

Before your interview it is crucial that you research the company that you are applying to work for. It shows a level of initiative and enthusiasm if you can talk with confidence about the company. Don't just visit the website but research news stories about the company or talk to current employees. Showing that you have taken time to find out that much about the company will ensure that you stand out amongst other applicants.

Rehearse

Whilst you can't be sure what questions your interviewer will ask there are some common questions that are generally asked at interview. It is advisable to practise your answers to these questions so that you are confident in your response. You might want to practice them aloud in front of a mirror or with a friend or relative.

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Five Things Recruiters Wished You Knew

 

Recently it was reported that recruiters spend an average of eight seconds scanning a CV or application before deciding whether it either deserves further attention or - more likely - ends up on the reject pile. With so many applicants for some desirable positions it is essential that candidates format their application in a way that will instantly appeal to the recruitment team. Of course, it's no guarantee of success, but the best way of minimising the chances of being instantly rejected is to follow these five guidelines.

1. Be transparent & chronological

An applicant's previous work history is the first thing that a prospective employer will look at. As proud as a candidate may be of their sterling academic success, the fact is that the recruiter will already presume that these match the job description. Any vagueness or unexplained gaps are a huge no-no because it will lead them to presume the worst, that you may have been fired or stormed out in a blaze of self-righteous fury.

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Look Forward to a Career in Law

 

For the contemporary student who's on the verge of starting a course, there are a number of career paths which are open, ranging from something in the arts to a job in heavy engineering. Given the fact that there's a world of possibility that's about to open up, it's a good idea to weigh up the alternatives before making a commitment.

One of the most rewarding careers can also be one of the most prestigious. Working in the legal industry is highly rewarding, both in terms of monetary remuneration and good old-fashioned job satisfaction, but it's not a sector that you can simply stumble into. To work here, you need academic qualifications and a strong desire to succeed.

If you see yourself working as a personal injury claim lawyer you need to make plans now, because a career in the law sector requires a great deal of hard work. In most cases, you will need a bachelor's degree as well as a law degree. The study courses are hard and can also be very intensive, but passing them brings plenty of rewards.

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5 Sure Ways to End Your Freelance Academic Writing Career Before Even Starting


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reelance academic writing is on the rise among part-time job seekers. The reason is simple - with just a few efforts and resources needed, this job lets you earn a regular decent income with the most convenient working schedule.

The start is easy - you just need to register at a freelance academic job site. But what then? Ahead are many pitfalls that can make you end your academic writing career even before starting.

1. Making Fake Promises

You cannot guarantee anyone anything in freelance academic writing. We all know that in this business you will come across all types of customers. Anyone over 18 is eligible to order academic papers or copywriting samples and because there are so many different personalities, you have to be careful what subjects you choose to work with. Many assume you are an expert and will get the desired results regardless of the order.

In this case a small disclaimer is always a good way to make customers aware that you are great at what you do, but there is no guarantee for these types of papers.

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3 Ways to Gain that All-Important Work Experience

‘Experience' is an essential yet sometimes equally elusive part of the working world. Many graduates are repeatedly saddened and frustrated to find out that they can have the best academic record but without relevant experience in the field that they're interested in, they are often turned away from job after job. When most companies are asking for experience but no company will give you any then it can be an endless dark loophole. But it's not all doom and gloom. If no one will give you it then you have to go out and get it! Here are three simple ways that you can get that all-important experience for the job you want and nail the next interview.

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