I believe in YOU!

Life is full of challenges and just one of them is getting a job. Unfortunately it is easy to lose your motivation when you are looking for work. Knowing what to put in your resume and covering letter can also be tricky. And then there’s the dreaded interview which is often a necessary step to securing a job. Of course saying the right things when you are in an interview is very important too.

So who am I to help guide you along this sometimes pot holed road?

My name is Bronwyn Frazer and I have been for easily 100 or so interviews…maybe more. I’ve been ‘rejected’ for more jobs than I can count on my two hands. At one stage I had a substantial pile of ‘no thanks’ letters. But I have also had plenty of successes too.

And it is through my experiences – the good and the not so good – that I have plenty to share with you.

That’s why I have started this blog called ‘employ me’. My aim is to help you stay focused on getting employment, to give you helpful tips and to provide you with the inspiration to KEEP GOING.

I believe that everyone is employable. And with the right attitude, preparation and determination I believe that you will be employed too.

You know how I know? Because I have been where you are now. And I know that sometimes you need something or someone outside of you to help you and to say ‘I believe in you!’

Interviews are much like going on a first date

Going for an interview is much like going on a first date. There are a few do’s and don’ts. Keep these in mind if you’ve been honoured with an interview…or a first date for that matter.

  1. Be on time….if not a little early. This shows you are keen and that you respect your potential employer. It will also help you to make a good impression, even without opening your mouth.
  2. Watch your manners. Swearing and inappropriate comments are also some of the no-no’s. These show a lack of respect for the employer and a lack of personal control on your behalf.
  3. Wear something appropriate, which suits your figure. For females this means no see through or revealing items. And a skirt or dress that is just a little bit longer – ideally no shorter than 15 centimetres above the knee. No figure hugging items or low tops. For the guys, it’s a lot simpler. Wear long pants, closed in shoes and a clean collared shirt. If it’s an office job or management position your best bet is to wear a suit.
  4. Say positive things about yourself. During interviews many people make the mistake of putting themselves down, sometimes without even realising it. Before you go for an interview, take some time to write down a few things that are GREAT about you and why you deserve the job. This will help you promote yourself when you’re in the interview.
  5. Be prepared. Do your research about the company and the job position. Pre-prepare your answers to standard questions such as ‘Why are you the best person for the job?’ And have a few questions ready to ask them about the job, the company and/or the working conditions. All of these things will help you to feel more confident in your interview.

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