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Applying for Jobs: It’s not what you say…

Applying for JobsIT’S HOW YOU SAY IT!


The content of your reply is important, but your body language: facial expression, tone of voice, gestures, eye contact and dress and grooming can all say much more about you. This is so important, particularly when you’re applying for jobs. Even before you’ve opened your mouth, the other party has begun to form true or false opinions about you.

Whether it’s a new job, a university placement, a bank loan, or you’re trying to win someone’s heart, your appearance and HOW you communicate can make or break your campaign.

In many situations, visual information can far outweigh auditory information.

First rule: Present well


Confidence is everything. Confidence is contagious. If you’re confident in yourself, others will put confidence in you.

But how can you be confident when you know others have more to offer? Modesty is nice but this type of thinking will prevent you from realizing your dreams. Lose this thought and focus on your positive attributes.

Second rule: Have and express confidence in yourself


Everyone has their own unique gift or gifts which can inspire trust and lead to employment; and you have yours. You need to take a full inventory and assessment of what you can bring and how it can be used to get you where you want to go.

Although it’s hard to see your own potential, a professional career adviser or resume service will help you to identify your great qualities and communicate them in terms employers want to hear. They will also coach you in how best to sell yourself in an interview situation. This will go a long way to building your confidence.

Third rule: Know and appreciate your value


Once you understand your own personal value and what you bring, your confidence will improve and you’ll find it easier to sell yourself. Be bold, don’t be shy or modest about your abilities. You have to be your own salesman. If you can sell yourself, you can sell the employer’s products!

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When it comes to applying for jobs, give some thought to how you say it, which can be more important than what say!

The four steps to success when applying for jobs or any other situation where you need to win support are:

  1. Present well
  2. Be confident
  3. Know and appreciate your value
  4. SELL yourself

Your Dream Job — Five Essential Steps

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Ready for your dream job? Landing the job you’ve always wanted is within your reach. Here are five steps to secure it. Within time, the job will be yours.


1. Planning to win your dream job

Review your work history. Does it list skills and experience that would be transferable to the new job? If it doesn’t, then you need to get some training, or look for a ‘stepping stone’ role that will give you this experience.  Will you need certain qualifications? These days, it’s almost impossible to walk into a job offering only soft skills, initiative and experience. Is your health and age appropriate? Are you prepared to take an entry level position? Will you need to relocate? If you’re okay with all of this, then the next step is to review your job application.

2. Your Job Application

Your résumé (or CV) and cover letter must prove that you are the best choice—on all levels. Are you confident you could do the job but just lack the experience and need a break? It’s not enough. Currently, the job market is so competitive that recruiters and employers are being extremely selective. If your résumé or CV addresses all the position requirements, and it is correctly formatted for effective applicant tracking system (ATS) scanning, then there’s a good chance you’ll be short-listed for interview.

3. Preparing for the Interview

How will you outshine the other applicants? You must do your homework. Research the business. Try to understand its mission and challenges. Think about what you can bring to the business to make it better. This is your primary concern as without the business you won’t have a job. Think about areas where you can show initiative. Think about questions you can ask to demonstrate your interest in the business. Review the position description and try to imagine scenarios that you may be quizzed on. It’s good to have ambition—to be the best at what you do, but it must be for the benefit of the business. Prepare with a business perspective and an operations/technical perspective in mind. View the interview as an exam.

4. The Interview

If you want to look great in the interview, you must address the business’ concerns. What can you do for the position/business to make it better? Whatever questions are asked of you, let this theme be the basis of your response, that is, the great value that you’ll bring to the position and the business. Stay upbeat, friendly—you’re a team player and enjoy collaboration. Don’t ramble, be concise, business-like (time is money and you need to demonstrate your awareness of this.) Be confident in your communication. When asked if you have any questions, now is the time to bring up those points you’ve already considered. Be careful though, don’t ask questions that could cause awkwardness. Thank the interviewer/s for their time and then hand over your thank-you letter.

5. The Thank-You Letter

The thank-you letter is more than what its name may indicate. This is an opportunity to reaffirm the positive points you’ve highlighted in your interview, namely your skills and experience which will be highly appropriate; your keen interest in the position and the organization; the value that you plan to bring; and your promise to perform the role with the utmost diligence and care. This can be seen as a contract to which you are prepared to commit in writing, which is a great way to differentiate yourself from the other applicants. Remember, the interviewers will be considering many candidates and it can be hard to decide who is the best. Your thank-you letter will speak for you well after the interview is over.

dream jobWell there you have it – five steps for winning your dream job. With the right planning and preparation, you can do it.

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