2 Checked your cover letter? Check again
The first stage of a job interview is not the one into the office of your prospective employer. It’s the cover letter attached to your CV. So polish it like crazy and don’t dash your own dreams with SMS language (no, i can’t meet u), poor syntax (especially if you describe yourself as ‘detail-oriented’) and offhand salutations (‘Hi there’, ‘Hey’, or no salutation at all). Done that? Now let your marvellous and memorable personality shine through!