'The Secrets of interview Success'

Written by Gerard McLoughlin

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Since interviewers are looking for candidates who display a positive attitude, you should state that you enjoy your job; that you are enthusiastic and ambitious; and that you welcome challenge.

It is important to tellrepparttar truth in interviews. However, try to presentrepparttar 149483 facts as persuasively as you can. It would be pointless and self-defeating to reveal negative facts which are largely irrelevant and which only serve to highlight weaknesses in your case. So examine and assess your own case and tailorrepparttar 149484 facts to giverepparttar 149485 best and most positive impression.

It is essential to develop a rapport withrepparttar 149486 interviewer. If you can giverepparttar 149487 impression that you are in agreement or have something in common withrepparttar 149488 interviewer and ifrepparttar 149489 interviewer takes a liking to you, you are off to a great start. So be pleasant and agreeable.

Onrepparttar 149490 other hand, it would be a grave mistake to appear as a grovelling 'yes' man or woman. Discretion should be your watch-word in this as in other areas.

Interviewers usually place a greater emphasis on experience than on paper qualifications, so it is up to you to convince them that your experience qualifies you forrepparttar 149491 job on offer. This will involve using your experience as evidence to support statements that you make in answers to questions.

Now to sum up: here arerepparttar 149492 success secrets known understood and applied by thousands of successful job interviewees.

1. Make adequate preparation to enable you to express yourself fluently inrepparttar 149493 interview situation.

2. Be confident but try not to sound conceited: use examples to support your answers.

3. Make sure to acquaintrepparttar 149494 interviewer with allrepparttar 149495 relevant information in support of your case.

4. Relate all your answers torepparttar 149496 job for which you are applying.

5. Look out for indirect questions and know how to cope with them. 6. Concentrate onrepparttar 149497 positive aspects of your case and be ready to deal with questions relating to any negative aspects.

7. Do not tell lies, but tailorrepparttar 149498 truth in order to present a positive impression of yourself.

8. Determine to establish a rapport withrepparttar 149499 interviewer right fromrepparttar 149500 start.

9. Convincerepparttar 149501 interviewer that your experience entitles you torepparttar 149502 job.

************************************************************ The above article is an extract fromrepparttar 149503 introduction to 'Four Minutes to Interview Success',an audio-cassette based guide to CVs and Interviews, which has been recommended byrepparttar 149504 N.Ireland Government Training and Employment Agency, and featured inrepparttar 149505 'Irish Independent',repparttar 149506 'Daily Express', and numerous other publications. www.assignmentsplus.com

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Gerard McLoughlin, Director of Assignments Plus Communications, has contributed career-related articles for hundreds of recruitment companies, websites and publications throughout the world, including: USA Today, JobBankUSA.com, US-Recruiters.com, Jobs1.co.uk, Recruitireland.com, Medzilla.com, RTJobs.com, Aviationjobsearch.com, Coolavenues.com, Cdnbizwomen.com, HireNYC.com, CapitalBayJobs.com, etc.

Taking Stock!

Written by Harry Robinson

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3. Again write down every option you can think of which will get you back inro work in any respect...looking at all options including voluntary, part time, full time, government related assistance schemes and Odd-jobbing. At this stage do not discount anything, even putting your name about to cut grass or baby sit in your local area!

4. Ok Time for a game plan...looking at everything you have written ...what isrepparttar best option for you Right Now! If you have some capital you may be able to go forrepparttar 149470 extra qualification route and supplement your income with oddjobs or part-time work. Evening classes may be a way forward as well as full time working. Voluntary work will probably lead to greater networking opportunities. What ever you decide to do...ACTION is required! Don't just Talkrepparttar 149471 Talk......Walkrepparttar 149472 Walk.

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