Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Thing 21: Promoting yourself in job applications and at interview

This 'Thing' was really useful, as it came just at the time that I was updating my CV to include in my Chartership portfolio. There was some good advice on building a CV and preparing for job interviews and I especially liked the link to Open Cover Letters link. Writing cover letters has always been something I struggle with as I feel really uncomfortable "selling myself" but it is always so much easier when you can see how other people have done it.
In terms of offering advice myself, the one thing that always lets me down in interviews and that I therefore always try to prepare ahead for is the terrifying 'Do you have any questions you would like to ask us?' question. It's really important to use this opportunity but I can never think of anything to ask! I always used to go into an interview with several questions to ask and somehow these seem to get answered in the natural course of the interview, leaving me frantically trying to think of other questions to ask. Now I try to make sure to have a variety of questions up my sleeve and keep my fingers crossed that they will still be relevant at the end of the interview!

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