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5 Great Tips for Your Job Interview
Today I welcome
Magda Tomaszewska to my blog. Magda is the owner of CV World in Stirling and is a
Certified Professional CV Writer and Career Coach. She specialises in guiding
people to build careers they really want and deserve. As part of her service Magda
provides job interview tips, advises on interview questions and answers and how
you should handle those job interview questions. So before you send your next
job application listen to Magda’s 5 Top Tips on how to have a successful
Tip number one.
Present the best of you. Remember the first impression is a lasting impression.
Look smart, professional and do something that puts you in a great mood before
your interview. Be confident, positive, motivated and smile.
Tip number two. Mind your body language. 55 percent of your
communication is your body language. Remember to use open gestures,
maintain eye contact and build rapport with your interviewer. Come across as
someone they would want to work with.
Tip number three. Put
the right message across. What would you like your interviewer to know about
you? This is a perfect opportunity for you to convey that message. If you focus
on it, you will create a strong image of you and your value to your potential employer.
Tip number four.
Research the company. They will ask you how much you know about them.
Regardless of your position, it is vital to know what they do or make, how long
they have been around, their culture, goals and future plans. Also, anything positive
which is in the public domain will be a great material for your interview.
Tip number five.
Prepare a list of smart questions. The question you can be sure to expect is: do
you have any questions to us? Here is another opportunity for you to show your
real interest in the job and the company. Impress your interviewer by asking a
well-researched question about their organisation. Another good idea is to ask
about the results they expect of you.
If that isn't enough for you, another good source of
information is the National Careers Service website. As Magda Tomaszewska indicated you
need to prepare for your interview and since some questions come up time and
again – usually about you, your experience and the job you are applying for - there is no excuse not to be prepared. To
see a fairly comprehensive list of the 10 most common questions you can expect
follow this link to the National Careers Service.
For more top tips for small business visit the Tosh Lubek Channel on YouTube, where you can also leave a comment and subscribe.
You can see the video Interview Tips - Your Job Interview Questions Answered and Interview Techniques on YouTube here http://youtu.be/i7014W-m1Vg
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Colour is more important to your business than you might
think. If you get it right you can influence your customers positively but if
you get it wrong your business will suffer as you give out the wrong message to
the wider world about your brand. The colours you use can significantly
influence potential customers when they judge you, your company and your product.
Apparently almost 85% of consumers claim the colour was the primary reason why they
bought a particular product. In the case of Heinz they made an extra $23m by
changing the colour of their ketchup, but more on that later. Colour can also
help create the story about your brand. If someone has no prior knowledge of
your business the colour and design of your logo will influence their
perception of your brand. Changing the colour alone can also change the brand
With the importance of colour in mind I spoke to
interior designer and colour consultant Jane Chrumka from Harmony Ridge Interior