When you are applying for a job it is important to put your best foot forward and make a memorable impression. Your CV is your tool to get in front of the decision maker so you need to make sure this is the best and most up to date version of itself. Once there, it’s you who will take you to that next step. Check out the advice below and we wish you the bet of luck in your journey.
Writing your application
It is important that your application is customised for the specific job you are applying for. Your application should include a CV and a cover letter.
The cover letter is your chance to promote yourself and state why you are the right person for the job. Explain your motivation for applying and how your skills and qualifications match the job requirements. The cover letter should not be too long – approximately one page – so it is important that you are precise and to-the-point. Remember to check for spelling errors.
Your CV should be a clear and brief overview of your education, experience, professional and personal qualifications and any other information you consider relevant for the job. Make sure that your CV is updated and has correct contact information included.
Interviews are often an insight to get to know your personality.
- Doing some ground work before your job interview with Plumbing World is essential to making a good impression. Researching our company and the role itself will not only help you answer our questions but will also show us you’re keen!
- The interview is a great chance to present your skills, experience, personal qualities and other strengths.
- Think about possible questions and prepare responses. By setting out responses to standard questions about you and your job application you will feel more prepared going into your interview.
- Consider what to wear. Dress code is always an important part of your interview preparation. Ensure your clothes are neat, clean and wrinkle free with your hair well-groomed and tidy.
- Things you might need to bring? It’s evidence of a prepared and organised person to bring relevant documentation and accessories. A notepad and pen is great to have on hand if there is information you wish to take note of.
- Be mindful of your non-verbal communication. Body language and non-verbal communication speaks volumes, so it’s important to be mindful of your behaviour. Take time to compose yourself prior to your interview, however it’s not the time to make phone calls, or check social media.
- Greet your interviewers with a smile, establishing eye contact and using a firm handshake is the friendly approach we are looking for as part of our team.
- Questions for us. This is another golden opportunity to shine. This “any questions” stage of an interview is a fantastic opportunity to cover information not discussed or areas you would like more clarity on.
Here are a few examples of good questions to ask us.
- What things make Plumbing World a great place to work?
- Tell me about Plumbing World’s culture.
- What are my opportunities for advancement?