“The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.” Muhammed Ali

Unless you’re auditioning for the ballet, I wouldn’t suggest dancing in a job interview, but the words of the champ certainly apply to standing out in the job market. Preparation and a little know-how will go a long way to ensuring you can remain confident under pressure.

Once you’ve armed yourself with as much background information as possible, there’s still a few tricks and tips you should know…

Take the heavy lifting out of your interview prep.

There’s no better way to boost your confidence walking into an interview room than knowing you’ve done your homework. But spending hours trawling through a corporate website and stalking your interviewers LinkedIn profile is only going to get you so far. For real insight into what the interviewer is looking for, utilise the knowledge of your recruiter or talent acquisition manager to get a jump on the competition.

1. Run through the job description with your recruiter/TA before applying

Get your recruiter to chat you through the job description. They’ll have seen hundreds if not thousands of JDs, so they’ll be able…

7 job description considerations

You can learn a lot about a company from the descriptions of their roles. The application process provides an opportunity for an employer to evaluate a potential employee, scanning for red flags, but the reverse of this is also very true.

As a job-seeker, it’s important to understand the steps involved in creating a job description, especially in large companies, to give you the best chance of choosing the roles that are right for you, as early as possible.

Next time a job description catches your eye, keep in mind these seven considerations.

1. How specific…

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