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 until now.

The employer wants to know about your passions with work, career goal, experience in a nutshell, three of your strongest skills and even what your favourite hobby is as well as anything else about you aside from work that helps them get to know the real you, and not see you as just a professional or an employee, but someone who loves following .

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer.

 They also assist with interview skills coaching either face to face or via online video link. For more information, please visit: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching-for-melbourne

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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 the position on the job advertisement. The value that you can bring in the role you are being interviewed for should relate back to the requirements. Pick 3. It will be easier to remember. For example, if they are looking for someone who is excellent at engaging clients and building solid working relationships, then it would be a good idea to say that you are very good at nurturing existing relationships as has been seen in your past role/s where you…..for company… and so forth. If you are going to make a bold statement to sell yourself to the employer, it’s a good idea to back yourself up with evidence of this.

Stick to 3 reasons why they should hire you and it would even be a good idea at the end of mentioning your 3 reasons to be more specific about what you can do for their company if they hire you.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer.

They also assist with interview skills coaching either face to face or via online video link. For more information, please visit: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching-for-sydney

 Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au.

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 for them to read through your responses, with another 5 or 10 applications to go through after.

You don’t want to put the employer off your application.

You want to encourage them to continue reading and vie for their attention. Every sentence must be easy to read and understand. Most important of all, it must accurately address the criteria and if the criteria has two parts to it, it should at least address all 2 parts as best as you can.

Most jobs these days have a set of key selection criteria to address and it helps the employer to sift out those applicant whom may not be really interested in the role or if they are genuinely suitable for the role, will actually take the time to complete the required criteria.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer. Further information can be found at: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/sydney-selection-criteria-writing

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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 want to work for their company and what you can do for them. It’s not only polite and respectful, but it’s also professional and shows genuine interest in the company and the job. It can say to the employer “this person wants to work for me. They really want the job and they know what we are after and can meet our requirements.”

Generally a covering letter can be about 1 page long unless the job application specifies otherwise.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer. Further details can be found by visiting: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/sydney-resume-writing-services

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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. Or it may be that you always arrive late to client meetings. By posing this question to an interviewee, the employer is trying to find out what they are up for if they do hire you so there are no surprises. This question is usually asked either after or before the question “What are your strengths?”, so the employer is trying to learn about you and identify if there are any areas that you can improve on or they need to be aware of prior to hiring you.

Whatever your weakness is that you have identified, it is always a good idea to mention what it is that you are doing about it. That is, what you are doing to improve and overcome this weakness. For example, you might say that you tend to over-analyse. But to overcome this, when you find yourself over-analysing, you stop and then look at the situation holistically, etc.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer.

 They also assist with interview skills coaching either face to face or via online video link. For more information, please visit: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/interview-coaching

 Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au.

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 CV is what helps to ‘get your foot in the door’ so to speak. The employer or hiring agent may spend less than 3 minutes going through your CV. So first appearances are everything and you want to make sure that it grabs their attention and is informative and relevant enough to their hiring needs to encourage them to pick up the phone and invite you in for an interview. That is why it is good to have your CV professionally written to help make sure that your CV promotes your skills and experience and helps to sell you to the employer.

Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions is an Australian based business that assists with CV/Resume writing, addressing key selection criteria and covering letters to help you with give your best foot forward to an employer. Further information can be found at: http://www.clientcentric.com.au/sydney-resume-writing-services

 Please feel free to visit their website: www.clientcentric.com.au.