Getting the job you want – hints and tips on how to succeed in job applications



The download is a presentation with practical advice based on recruiting and being recruited through a career. It draws on experience in library & information, archives and research services and it refers to the typical processes used by large/public organisations. Smaller businesses might be different. Variants of this presentation proved useful to staff of different services and to students of Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen.

Candidates sometimes believe that the interview will be a personal conversation based on their application – sadly, not usually so. They also may believe it will be an unpredictable exchange and so they need to respond spontaneously rather than prepare – again, not so.

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