Attracting a company's notice as a job-seeker is a skill in its own right. But it's one you can learn. Randstad will help you create your CV and covering letter and prepare you for the interview. You'll soon become a real pro.
Attracting a company's notice as a job-seeker is a skill in its own right. But it's one you can learn. Randstad will be happy to help.
Preparation: know what you want
You have an education. You have talent. You may already have work experience. But do you also know what you want from a job? Your Randstad consultant will help you find out. Because companies like to work with people who know what they want.
Your CV or curriculum vitae: your business card
Your CV provides information about yourself, your education, your interests, your skills and your work experience. It also includes your contact information: mobile number, email address, LinkedIn profile and possibly Twitter account.
Your covering letter: arouse the reader's curiosity
Why should the company hire you? Use a strong opening sentence, short paragraphs, a fluent writing style and a personal touch. Tip: don't forget to check your spelling.
The job interview: be yourself
Are you up to the job? Do you want the job? Will you fit in? It's always a good idea to google the company beforehand. The interviewer will assess your motivation, so be prepared. Expect questions like: 'What are your strengths? What things do you have to look out for?' Tip: be on time, dress neatly, sell yourself (but be modest) and don't hesitate to ask questions of your own.