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Applying for jobs

There are often many people trying to get the same job and that’s why it’s important you do a great CV and cover letter.

If you get an interview for a job then you’ve done amazingly already – so don’t blow it!

Prepare for your interview properly and you stand a really good chance of getting the job. If you don’t then you won’t get the job and there will only be yourself that suffers.

Top tips for preparing for interviews:

  1. Research the organisationas well as the opportunity - look at the company's website and read of all the information that they sent you. You'd be surprised about how much you can find out from Google!
  1. Find out how you’ll get there. No one ever gave a job to someone who couldn’t get an address right.
  1. Plan what to take with youto the interview - did they ask you to bring anything along?
  1. Think about what you're going to wearfor the interview - depending on what sort of job it is you might not need to wear a suit. But make sure that you make a special effort to look smart - wear clean and ironed clothes and don't put on too much make up or jewellery.
  1. Find out what the interview involves- the more you know in advance, the less nervous you will feel on the day.
  1. Think about what questions they might ask you and how you could reply. Share your ideas with your friends, family and other people who know you well.
  1. Make a list of questions to ask them. This helps them realise that you really are interested in the job that you’re interviewing for.

Good luck!