5 tips to help you land your dream job

Each and every day in the world of recruitment it is my role to play matchmaker – with the ultimate goal being to match with the best candidates with the best new roles and job opportunities. There’s only one problem – many of the best candidates are losing out on their dream job / role as a result of not focusing on the right things when it comes interview time.

To help all of our candidates, and anyone out there looking to make a move from their current role, we’ve put together the following 5 you can use to give you an unfair advantage when you are trying to lock down your next role.

Callan Dooley’s 5 tips to help you land your dream job:

1. Be prepared

It’s a motto to live by. And it often amazes me how little preparation people put into a process that could see you land a job for the next 5, 10, or 15 years, maybe even life. Investing just a few hours of your time to:

  • Research the company; and
  • Role play the interview in order to prepare potential answers to questions the interviewer may ask,

These are some of the simple things you can do to calm your nerves and build confidence

2. Look the part

Dress to impress, get a haircut, shine your shoes, iron your shirt. Do the simple things that show you care about how you look – first impressions do count!

3. Ask questions

Remember at all times that everyone’s favourite topic is the same – we all love talking about ourselves. If you are being interviewed by the owner of the company ask about their story and the story behind the business, if you’re being interviewed by an employee ask about how they came to be in their role and what they love about the company they work for.

4. Show interest in the future direction of the company

Whether it’s a role you see yourself in for 2 years or until retirement, asking questions about where the company is heading and what they see as their big goals for the future will set you apart from all of the other candidates who are focused on questions about their own role.

5. Don’t over-estimate the competition and underestimate yourself

The saying “whether you think you can, or think you can’t – either way you are right” first coined by Henry Ford, is something to remember whenever you doubt your own ability. Walking into an interview with the belief that you are the best person for the job can do wonders for your confidence, something which is essential to success in the job application process.       

Bonus tip – follow up!

Taking the time to write an email thanking the interviewer and to show gratitude for being considered for the role is an investment in sealing the deal. 

If you are interested in standing out from the competition give the team at Coastal Recruitment Group a call or email your CV to hello@coastalrecruitmentgroup.com.au today.

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