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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
There are many tips out there to help individuals during their job search, however, one of the best things you can do during that time is to simply stay positive. We realize that job search can be tough at times and after endless resume sending and networking with little to no response, it is easy to become discouraged. While you may find it difficult to achieve at times, know that a positive attitude affects every other aspect of your job search. It will impact how you are perceived by potential employers as they want people who believe in themselves and their skills, who want to work, who want to work for them.
When your resume is complete and sent to hiring employers the next step is hearing back if you made a great impression and they are interested to hear more from you in an interview. An interview is an employer’s opportunity to assess your suitability for the position you applied to. In order to succeed in a job interview, you must devote time to research and practice. After you apply for a specific position you should prepare yourself and follow these 7 essential interview tips so you are fully ready if and when you get a call.
Research the company you are applying for – Familiarize yourself with the organization by researching what the company does, their mission, vision and values, and their overall corporate culture. This information can be found on their company website.
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Gaining Hiring Managers’ attention with your resume is vital as it is the first impression you give them and will hopefully result in an interview. In our previous blog post, we discussed tips on how to make your resume stand out from the crowd because it is crucial to know how to make your resume catch someone’s eye.