Preparation is key to a successful interview. This document is designed to help you understand, prepare and execute a job interview so that you can maximise your chances of success. We will outline an overview of the whole process, including how to highlight your strong points and recognise the pitfalls.
What is a competence based interview?
A ‘competence based interview’ is an interview in which each candidate is asked similar questions, designed to obtain information about the match between the candidate’s competencies and those required for the job.
Ideally your CV will be as individual as you are, but the format and layout can be much more effective if they comply with certain expectations. Many would-be employers have lots of CVs to look at so yours needs be easy to read and approachable. Our CV templates can help with this, but still allow enough freedom for you to express yourself.
If you’re an overseas student, professional worker – or even a returning ex-pat – it pays to do a little homework to make things easier and increase your chances of success. Here are our top tips to consider when it comes to working in the UK.
When writing a cover letter you need to take into account that many employers and recruitment professionals see hundreds of them. Too short and a cover letter will come across as rushed. On the other hand an overly long cover letter drives would-be employers crazy as they want to get on with reading your CV.
There’s currently a huge demand for qualified HGV Drivers. Last year, The Guardian reported that the Road Haulage Association says it’s short of 60,000 drivers, with an ageing workforce expected to shed another 40,000 drivers by next year.