Frequently Asked Questions

Application/ Interview Procedures

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Should I always send a cover letter with an application?

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What is a speculative application and when is it appropriate to make one?

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I have been asked to do psychometric tests – what can I expect?

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I have dyslexia – should I declare this before doing an aptitude test?

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If I have the choice of submitting a CV or an employer’s application form, which should I use?

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I’m making lots of applications, but not getting any interviews – where am I going wrong?

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I have been invited to my first interview – what sorts of questions should I expect?

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I have gained some experience in a career area since graduation, but now want to make a major change – how can I make my experience seem relevant on my CV?

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I want to apply for an organisation which uses online applications, how should I approach this?

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I have been invited to my first assessment centre – what should I expect?

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I’m getting lots of interviews, but no job offers – where am I going wrong?

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I have been asked to a panel interview – how do I keep everyone interested in what I have to say?

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I find that I am so nervous at interview that I perform badly – how can I prevent that happening?

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I have a job offer for one job, but have only had a first interview for a job that I would prefer – what should I do?

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I have been told that my first interview will be by telephone – what should I expect?

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