Questions TO ASK the interviewer

When you are meeting your recruitment consultant or a potential employer its very important for your success to show interest in the company and to find out as much as possible to get a realistic picture about the job and the company before taking a decision to join.

  • Where in the organization structure is this position? Whom will I report to?
  • How does the team where I will potential work look like?
  • How would you describe the responsibilities concerning this position?
  • How is a typical day in this position?
  • Is it a new position or does it already exist?
  • How can the management style by characterized?
  • How would you describe the culture of the company?
  • What do you like about working here?
  • How many people are working in this department?
  • What kind of training can I get in this position?
  • Which are the prospects for growth and development in the company?
  • How much traveling is expected in this position?
  • If I get this job, how soon would you like me to start?
  • When can I expect to hear from you?

The effective CV

Firstly, you need to have a clear idea of what the purpose of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is. The objective is getting the chance of arranging an interview. You should present yourself as the suitable candidate for the position you are interested in. It means not to lie, but highlighting the aspects you think could be better according to that concrete position.

Here we give you some hints

Get attention: you need them to choose your CV among many others, so you should make its different to get attention. Make it as short as possible and as long as necessary more then 3 pages nobody will have a look at. Use a nice font and format and put the most important stuff on the first page. A photo always helps to remember a paper better, but just if it's a good one, better invest in a photographer before you cut out and scan a photo which is out of date or not professional.

Arouse interest: the person that will read your CV will spend just 30 seconds having a look so be careful with orthography and grammar, as well as the layout you choose. Also, be focused on the main points, and forget about the irrelevant information.

Sell yourself as a good candidate: the recruiter may have two questions in mind: would be able this person to assume the responsibilities concerning the position, and also, if he/she will be able to develop and grow within the company.

To be contacted: do not forget to include in your personal details a contact phone number and email address.

Pay attention to the details: make sure that your professional goals are a good fit for that position. Find out what is the company‘s style, their working method and way of thinking, and of course the requirements about the type of people they are looking for!

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