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Below you will find a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at Interwork

Q. What should I include on my CV?
Q. How do I make my CV stand out?
Q. What should I include in my Cover Letter?
Q. What should I wear to my job interview?

Question :
What should I include on my CV?

Answer :
This really depends on the job you are applying for, ideally you want to tailor your CV / Resume to the job sector you are applying for, i.e. If you were applying for a position as a chef you might want to include complicated dishes you have prepared, where as a job in Information Technology wouldn't need this information, instead a list of applications you can use would be a good idea. As a rule of thumb your CV should include these basic sections : Personal Profile, Employment History, Education and finaly hobbies / interests.
Question :
How do I make my CV stand out?

Answer :
Make it good! Remember most CV's are glanced over briefly so you want to catch their attention, don't include a picture of yourself on your CV, keep it to two pages at most and remember to spellcheck and proof read it to ensure it sounds ok, if possible you should get a friend or preferably an employer to read it and give you advice on what they think you should do.
Question :
What should I include on my Cover Letter?

Answer :
Your cover letter is very important as it is the first thing the employer will see, if its no good they won't even look at your CV. The cover letter should always have your address, the date and the employers address with prefferably a contact name. The letter should comprise of three paragraphs. The first paragraph should state clearly the position you are applying for and why you should be employed in this position, if you have seen the job advertised somewhere either in the paper or on a website you should state were you saw the job advertisement aswell. The second paragraph should details what skills you would bring to the job, show how your qualifications and experiences would enhance the job position but remember be brief if the paragraph is too long it will not be read. The final paragraph should close the letter and state your contact details such as telephone number and email address and state that you look forward to their response.
Question :
What should I wear to my job interview?

Answer :
It is always best to be dressed for your line of work, for instance if you are applying for a job as a plasterer you wouldn't turn up to the interview in your best suit. However it is always better to be overdressed than under, remember you appearance is the first impression the employer will have of you, the second normally being your handshake which should be firm. It is always a good idea to research what other people in your job role wear to work as this will help you a great deal in deciding what to wear.
 

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