The best job candidates are not lucky. They spend a ton of time on preparation because they know how important that 30-60 minute interview can be to their entire career. Mr. Carl Randolph is a communication specialist, certified resume builder and profile coach with over six years experience in employment profiling and analysis. These are his few simple key notes you must adhere to and apply for a successful job interview.


Career objective or profile is to answer who you are business-wise. An applicant must duck phrases such as “to be able to”, “in order to” in writing their career objective.


Personal information isn’t necessary. Date of birth by standard isn’t supposed to be on a CV because some interviewers are often biased when it comes to age.


Personal biography like relationship, religion and hobby are not required on your CV/ Resume.


Use just two names on your CV, your first name and surname, compound and middle names you bear are not necessary on your CV but can be used later when required or accepted to the company.


Avoid the long list of level of education if you have a degree, masters and what have you because it is assumed that you had senior high school certificate before entering the university. Be safe and stick to just two level of education from the most recent and last attended school.


Be in constant touch with referees you placed in your CV in order for them to identify you when they are called to reference your work in the previous companies.


Also note to have at most two referees, selecting more than two is not necessary and one is considerate if your work experience is little.


Select only two work experience. If more, limit the number to the particular skill the company is in search for.


It is not advisable to write or say anything negative in your interview. For example to explain to the panel that you don’t have enough work experience needed to fit the job criteria but they should give you a try. Instead be silent and let them make that decision.


Write strong points and highlight what you can do when it comes to career objectivity. You should avoid shallow points by merging it to become one salient strong point.


Regarding salary expectations tell the panel or require an acceptance letter on what you are expected to do and reply with how much you want to be paid for such services. Totally avoid the question of “how much do you want to be paid?” in an interview.


Rehearse your career profile or objective so it feels coherent during the interview.


Avoid filler words such as ‘um’, ‘er’, ‘okay’, ‘ah’, ‘so’, ‘I think’, and just have an interaction with the panel devoid of these fillers.


Work on your confidence level because some panelist are trained to intimidate you, but confidence will allow you to answer their questions fluidly.


Don’t shield relevant information in the process of trying to impress. Respectful demeanor sometimes blocks information needed by the panel.


Give tangible reasons for joining the company. This means an extensive research should be carried on about the company.


Dress officially when going for the job interview. As a man, you don’t necessarily need a suit and tie, if you have, great! But if you don’t, a clean neatly ironed long or short sleeves shirt is enough to impress. Don’t forget to polish your shoes neatly with socks on. For the ladies avoid showing too much skin and your outfit should speak professionalism than desperate.


A recent graduate by standard should have 2 pages for his CV. Avoid irrelevant information, keep your CV brief and summarized.

Pamela Skillings said “Knowing how to put together a strong answer to the most common interview questions is obviously key to landing a job. The art and science of creating great answers involves being strategic in crafting your responses as well as practicing till you’re as strong as possible”.


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