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Ca­reer coach Alice Stapleton, (al­ices­ta­ple­ton. com) ex­plains how to boost your con­fi­dence and bag your dream job.

Find Your Dream Role!

be clear on what you want from your next role – what skills, strengths and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties do you want to be us­ing? Think about who could help you with the per­fect in­tro­duc­tion. Find a hand­ful of re­cruiters who spe­cialise in what you’re look­ing for, then or­gan­ise to meet with them face to face.


Get to know your CV re­ally well and re­search the com­pany. Find out what they do and what they’re known for, then think about why you want to work there. I al­ways tell clients to re­search your in­ter­view­ers too. This shows cu­rios­ity and ini­tia­tive.

Look The Part

Get a sense of the com­pany’s style and ap­proach by search­ing on­line. Take their lead on how for­mal you need to be, but re­mem­ber that it’s bet­ter to be over­dressed than un­der­dressed. In­ter­view­ers like to see you’ve made an ef­fort and that the in­ter­view is im­por­tant to you, so aim to be im­mac­u­late.

The In­ter­view

Be con­fi­dent, open-minded, and friendly. Shake the hands of those in­ter­view­ing you and in­tro­duce your­self. Don’t for­get to ask for their names and their roles and al­ways pre­pare a few good ques­tions to ask them. Re­mem­ber, this is your chance to in­ter­view them as well and check the po­si­tion is right for you.

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