If you were let go during this crisis, you’re probably wondering how to land a job interview in this climate. Fortunately, things are starting to look up! More and more businesses are opening their doors and hiring once again. True, it’s not the same as before but what can you do other than adapt?
However, as much things have changed some still remained the same. Certainly, interview methods have changed. But whether your job interview is online or in person the preparation is the same. In this article we will outline three key factors that contribute to landing and acing a job interview.
Writing, editing and updating your CV to land the desired job interview
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it a thousand times. Your CV is the first contact you’re making with a potential future employer. Please ensure it’s easily understood and grammatically correct. There’s always time to proofread your CV before sending it. In addition, a lot of programs now offer free spell check as well as grammar check. If for some reason you don’t have it in your Office pack, check out Grammarly. There, you can do your spell check online. Good CV plays a huge difference in whether or not you get called forth for a job interview. If you have additional questions on what a good CV needs to have, check out our article on CV writing. Or download our template by clicking here.
Acing a job interview
Here, we will primarily discuss in-person job interview practices. Read our other article for online job interviews and specifics. However, if you’re wondering what you can do in advance of a job interview to ensure you ace it, keep on reading.
The key to acing a job interview is good old-fashioned research and preparation. Other than just researching the company, it would be wise to run a trial interview. Compose or google frequently asked questions on a job interview and try to come up with answers to them beforehand. This way you can tweak your responses if you’re not happy with them. Also, this will help you stay calm when that question actually comes. Just imagine what questions the employer could ask you and try to come up with responses. While you’re on the interview, be calm, polite and specific. Don’t spin your answers in circles. Moreover, try to give context to your answers. As mentioned above, preparation will ease the stress of the whole process. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for hotel revenue manager jobs, catering jobs or any other hospitality jobs. The principle stays the same.
Applying for a job interview
The last factor in a job hunt is persistence. However, this does not mean you need to spam a hotel, restaurant or recruitment agencies. Persistence means checking job portals regularly and applying, applying, applying. Moreover, you can also use google to find out what the best hotel recruitment agency is in your area. Get in contact with them and let them do the search for you. Moreover, draft a nice and easy to read cover letter. This way, the employers or recruiters can get to know you better. Also, if you are using a hospitality recruitment agency, make sure to take their suggestions into consideration. You wouldn’t be using them if they didn’t have their finger on the sectors pulse. Whatever you do, don’t lose hope. Keep on pushing because it always gets better.
And as always, happy job hunting. If you want to check out what hospitality jobs we have, please follow this link.