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Nail Your First Job Interview with These 3 Tips

Job interviewSchool’s over, and now you’re ready to take on your first job. The first thing you need to do is to search for job vacancies here in Auckland through a recruitment agency so you’ll have bigger chances of getting the job you’ve always wanted.

The second step is the more challenging aspect, and that is passing the job interview. You may have found the job that suits you but to get it, you have to go through one-on-one with the recruiter or the manager.

So for your first job interview, remember these three tips to score high:

Learn about the company

If you see a good company offering a position that suits you, read more about the company. Understanding the company’s history and knowing how it operates will allow you to answer the “why do you want to work for us” question easily.

Reading will also prove to the interviewer that you did your homework and that you’re interested to work for the company.

Know your CV by heart

Your CV reflects who you are so it’s important to review it before presenting it to the interviewer. Don’t just double-check spelling errors; be aware of your experience, skills and achievements. Because stuttering and forgetting details may give the impression that you lack interest or your CV itself is bogus.

Be honest

Though putting your best foot forward matters, it’s still important to be honest with who you are and your experience. If you lack a certain skill and the interviewer asks about it, tell the truth because you don’t want to be on-board for something you’re not capable of doing.

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If you have any problems with the job or schedule, be straightforward about it too. The more honest you are, the more you’ll prove to the interviewer that you can be trusted.

These are only suggestions. The important thing is to give an impression you are qualified and confident. Good luck!

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