Getting a job sounds simple enough, right? You're qualified and you know you can do the job well, so this should be a piece of cake.
But with more people in the workforce than ever before, competition is stiff. This is why you need to stand out at each and every stage of the hiring process.
Videos to Help You Get a New Job
So, what makes a winning candidate? Is it an impressive resume? A confident and well-prepared applicant? Someone who can keep their cool in the face of even the trickiest interview questions? In truth, it's a combination of all the above, and more.
In our newest video series, we explore all the skills you need to ace your interviews and land your next role.
How to Sell Yourself
Your resume and cover letter should grab potential employers' attention and show what you have to offer. Our first two videos, Writing Your Resume and Writing Your Cover Letter are here to give you the best possible head start in the application process. From how to write clear and concise copy, to choosing the best layout, these tips will help you to stand out from the stack of other applicants.
Or perhaps you've got your sights set on a promotion? In this case, you need to be able to prove your worth to your organization. Our brand-new animated video Get Ready for Promotion explores how to push yourself out of your comfort zone, set realistic goals, and get yourself noticed for all the right reasons.
Acing Your Interviews
So, you've made it to the interview stage. Now's the time to demonstrate your experience and expertise. And the more confident you are, the more convincing you'll be.
Preparation is key. In less than 60 seconds our Mind Tools Minutes video, How to Prep for a Job Interview will ensure that you are equipped with all the tools you need for success; including in-depth research and a winning outfit.
What Kind of a Question Is That?!
Have you ever been hit with an interview question that you have no idea how to answer? Rather than stumbling over your words and saying something you might regret, check out our video on How to Answer Interview Questions. Often these curveball questions are designed to test how you respond under pressure. So, keep your composure and think before you speak. A little humor and creativity can go a long way, but don't be afraid to be honest if you don't know the answer. Chances are they'll appreciate candor and integrity.
If that's not enough then head over to our three-part series on how to answer some of the most common interview questions: "Why Do You Want This Job?", "Tell Me About Yourself" and "What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?"
You've Got a New Job – Now What?
Congrats, the hard part's over! Or so you might think. But starting a new job can be just as nerve-wracking as interviewing for one. You might be apprehensive about your new responsibilities, or you may even feel like you don't deserve the role.
It's natural to feel stressed at the start of this next stage in your career. But with a little help from our video on Starting a New Job, you can establish clear goals to keep you on track and focus on what lies ahead.