How to answer the interview question: “Tell us a bit about yourself?”


This question is best answered in a succinct, straight to the point, professional but personal manner. The employer wants to know about you, mainly on a professional level but also personally. Now the employer is not wanting to know everything there is to know about your personal life and everything you have done up untilContinue reading “How to answer the interview question: “Tell us a bit about yourself?””

How to answer the interview question: “Why should we hire you?” By Matthew Coppola


This really is your chance to demonstrate to the interviewer why you are a great candidate for the role and the value that you can bring their company. Think carefully about what it is that they are looking for. You will be able to find this under the key selection criteria or requirements of theContinue reading “How to answer the interview question: “Why should we hire you?” By Matthew Coppola”

How long should my responses be in addressing key selection criteria?


It’s a good idea for the response to be about 2 solid paragraphs, of about less than half a page long. Think about the person who has to read your responses to each of the key selection criteria (and there may be up to 15 to address) and how long it has to take forContinue reading “How long should my responses be in addressing key selection criteria?”

Should I include a covering letter in my application?


The short answer is yes. The covering letter is a very important part of your job application. Sending out your resume provides the employer with information about you and what skills and experience you have. The covering letter takes the next step further by explaining exactly how you meet their requirements and why you wantContinue reading “Should I include a covering letter in my application?”

Help with answering the interview question: “What are your weaknesses?” By Matthew Coppola


We all have weaknesses either personally or professionally. In this case, the weaknesses that we are referring to are the flaws that as an employee you have or have demonstrated at work in one way or another, either just once or continuously. It might be that you find it really hard to talk to customers.Continue reading “Help with answering the interview question: “What are your weaknesses?” By Matthew Coppola”

How important is it to have my CV professionally written? By Matthew Coppola


Your resume/CV helps an employer make a well-informed decision on their whether to hire you or not. It is usually accompanied by a cover letter that takes the next step further to being more personalised and tailored for the role, by addressing the requirements as stipulated in the job advertisement or position description. Your CVContinue reading “How important is it to have my CV professionally written? By Matthew Coppola”