Cold calling when looking for a job

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

With the likes of recruitment agencies, online jobs boards and social media, it is quite easy to find places to search for jobs. But you should not forget the old-fashioned ways of searching for a position. Cold calling a company for a job is less likely to return you results, but it may just be that you happen to call at the right time or that you have asked them to keep your details on file and something has become available. If you know there is a particular company for which you would like to work, then it can do no harm to pop in or give them a call. Have ready an up to date copy of your CV and contact details, and if they do not have anything at present ask them if they would be able to contact you if a position does become available. Explain to them how you really wish to work for their company and would gladly attend an interview or chat if they wish you to do so.

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3 Things Every Employer Wants to Hear

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

When you’re growing frustrated in a job hunt and you are not hearing back after any interviews, you may say and do anything to get the job you crave. There are certain things that all employers will want to hear though and you may want to make sure you have them covered.


There may be times when the business is struggling with the workload and this is when overtime can be an issue. If you say you’re the type of individual that embraces overtime and is a team player you’ll certainly be in with a shout.


Dedication and loyalty is always key. They won’t want to take you on if they feel your aspirations are elsewhere, so let them know you’re in it for the long haul while looking to develop and progress as part of a team.


Time is valuable in every business so make sure they know that you’re a bit of a time freak. If you’re always on time and you’re not usually off sick then subtlety bring it in to the interview.

It’s these little things that will help you in a job hunt, but if you’re completely lying then it’s best to just avoid the question. 

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