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Go through this checklist before CV blasting

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Mclaren Consultancy

Thu Sep 13 2018 06:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Through our interview workshops, we always emphasize different technique for different types of interview including Face to face interview, phone interview, group interview or even role play. But take a step back, have you ever thought about the following questions? Here is the checklist you need to go through before blasting your CVs out.

1. Can you do the job?

a) This is about your ability and experience. The interviewer would like to figure out your area of specialty and evaluate whether you have the relevant skills for the role.

b) Highlight your experience and skills transferrable to the role. Provide specific examples to illustrate your skills and achievement.


2. Will you do the job?

a) This is about your motivation: ability means nothing when you do not have the motivation for the role/company that you are applying.

b) As to evaluate your motivation for the role, interviewer may raise questions like:
“Tell me your understanding on our company/role.”
“What are you interested in our company/role?” “
“If X company in Y industry makes you a better offer than ours, will you accept?”

c) Think of a solid reason that why you are particularly interested in the company and the role: be as specific as possible.


​3. Can you make a cultural fit?

a) Will you or your colleague be comfortable working together if you get on board

b) You cannot change your cultural background and personality but you may pay attention to the followings:
Are you speaking the right language?
Does your dress code suit the workplace?
Do you share the same value as the company?

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