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Covering Letter

Maintain a standard formal business letter format but consider the position that you are applying for. If it is in a sector such as financial services a straightforward formal style will be expected. However, as an example, if it’s for the advertising industry, a more creative approach may be appropriate. Mention the job you’re applying for and explain why you are right for it. Use the following paragraphs as an opportunity to develop these points and expand on your experience and aptitude for the job. You should finish your letter positively and confidently by giving your contact details or stating when you intend to contact them. Interview Do’s and Don’ts Here are quick tips for what you can do to make the best impression – and what not to do to avoid making a negative impression.

Do

  • Listen carefully to the questions
  • Be involved, enthusiastic, friendly and confident
  • Be well groomed
  • Answer the questions. Support your answers with examples. Keep your responses 1 – 2 minutes in length
  • Remain attentive
  • Fill out paperwork neatly and thoroughly
  • Showcase your personality
  • Ask good questions
  • State your interests
  • Account for any gaps in your employment history
  • Turn off any mobile phones or devices before the interview!

Don´t

  • Be arrogant
  • Give one word “yes” or “no” answers
  • Ask about salary or benefits
  • Be passive by letting the Interviewer do all of the talking
  • Show up late
  • Lose your focus and ramble, or go off on tangents
  • Mention personality conflicts
  • Use profanity during the interview
  • Interrupt the interviewer