Trying to find a federal job and indeed looking for any job can be hard work, when you manage to secure the job you want there is a great feeling of satisfaction, but if you have been going to many interviews but are not having any success at getting the job placement then it can become frustrating and your self confidence might also take a dive.
A Successful Job Interview
Your chances of going through a job interview and coming out the other side with a new job can be greatly increased if you prepare well, present yourself well and come across more confident.
If you want to get an interview technique that will seriously increase your chances of getting the federal job you want or any other job , then follow these great tips:
Before your interview make sure you curriculum vitae is up to date and includes everything needed ( previous employment, qualifications, skills, contacts and referees or references, as well as your personal details ).
Do your research and find out what the job you are applying for entails and know some facts about the company and especially details about the exact post you are applying to. You can readily prepare for some questions that your interviewers are likely to ask such as “what are your career objectives”… “what do you want from your employment in the long term”. etc. If you have had many previous jobs another question you can be sure you will be asked is why you left your previous employment, so make sure you have a valid reasonable answer. Also prepare a few questions you want to ask your interviewers, when they say “is there anything you would like to ask us” to have a few questions here such as why the job has become available will go in your favour.
Always dress well for the interview, first impressions last.
Arrive early and be prepared to wait, never arrive late as this will surely prove you are not taking the opportunity seriously.
Try to speak clearly and with confidence and offer a firm handshake.
When the interview ends you can politely ask when they are likely to let you know if you were successful or not and say “thank-you for your time”.
If you follow the above steps when you attend your federal job int