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The 10 best tips for the job interview

The 10 best tips for the job interview
10 Tips for you, so that you can prepare your answers beforehand and get the job of your dreams. There is more than just sending the perfect Resume and a good application. You have to prepare before you are ready for the Job Interview.

  1. Good style
    Get there on time, dress appropriately and behave as the guest you are.
  2. Think about your body language
    Think about the body language, straighten your back, give a firm handshake and look the interviewer in the eyes.
  3. Be prepared
    Remember to bring the job ad, your application, your Resume and other relevant documents. Note the name of the contact person and a telephone number to be able to ask for the right person at the reception and know who you are visiting. If possible find relevant information about the person you are about to meet.
  4. Remember the gaps in your Resume or Competence If you have some gaps in your CV or in your competences, remember that the recruiter / headhunter will ask for these gaps. Be prepared and have an answer ready for the question you probably will be asked.
  5. Know the company Do some research on the company, know more than just what’s in the job ad. Prepare some question so that they can see that you know more then what has been disclosed to you.
  6. Prepare for your answers  for the normal interview questions
    The question you will get to the job interview is of course depending on the job’s sector and type, responsibilities and tasks, but be sure to be prepared for the basic question, like:

    • Tell us about yourself?
    • Why are you applying for this job?
    • Which expectations do you have to the job or the tasks?
    • What are your strongest areas? – for instance have some concrete examples on your successes or your strongest competences.
    • What are your weak areas? – have some examples ready on what you think is hard, and how you cope with these challenges.
    • What do you expect from an employer / manager?
    • Why should we choose you for the job?
    • What are your career goals on medium to long term?
    • What are your expectations to your salary?
    • Do you have any further questions?
  7. Prepare your questions
    • Focus your question and on what is asked from you.
    • What are the most important tasks in the job?
    • Which possibilities are there for further development of your competences?
    • How is the culture in the company?
    • What do they appreciate in an employee?
    • Why should I choose this job?
    • Why would you like to work here?
    • Who will be my manager and which colleagues will I have the closet working relations with?
    • Do you have an introductory course for new employees?
  8. Avoid negative stories
    Negativity don’t sell, remember not to talk negative about former managers or colleagues. If you have had some bad experiences, try to turn it into something positive. What did you learn from this negative experience?
  9. Be present and participate on equal terms with the interviewer
    Be present, listen to the question and be honest and give them your best answer, show them that your dedicated. Newer tell a lie, it will get back to you like a boomerang.
  10. If possible offer the references
    If you decide to disclose your references, remember to have them prepared before the interview.

Final question
At the end of the interview you can always ask for what is the process going forward, will I have to take a test of some kind? When can I expect to be contacted again?

Comoto and a Resume in the Europass CV format – What is Europass CV all about, the video

What is Europass CV, a video sometimes tells it all….

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKOLQmgPEMg

Comoto supports Europass CV

Comoto Resume engine has an integration to Europass CV, which supports the Europass curriculum vitae (Resume). It is possible to either import an existing Resume in the Europass CV format or export your Comoto Resume to a Europass XML format resume.

Read more about the implementation of the Europass integration here.

Read more about the Europass import feature here.

Read more about the Europass export feature here.

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple Resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job and export to many different formats. Also see the Multiple CV’s features.

Comoto Europass features – Show what you’re capable of!

Comoto Europass features – What is the Europass CV format

Europass featuresWhether you are planning to enrol in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad, it is important to be able to make your skills and competences clearly understood.

You can read more about Europass here.

Europass is a new way of helping people to:

  • make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe (European Union, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries);
  • move anywhere in Europe.

Europass consists of five documents:

  • Two documents you can fill in yourself
    • Europass curriculum vitae (Resume)
    • Europass Language Passport (CEFR standard)
  • Three documents which will be filled in and issued by a competent organisation
    • Europass Certificate Supplement
    • Europass Diploma Supplement
    • Europass Mobility

Europass is supported by a network of National Europass Centres. Europass has been established by a decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 15 December 2004 on a single transparency framework for qualifications and competences.

Comoto supports Europass

Comoto Resume engine has an integration to Europass, which supports the Europass curriculum vitae (Resume). It is possible to either import an existing Resume in the Europass CV format or export your Comoto Resume to the Europass XML CV format.

Read more about the implementation of the Europass integration here.

Read more about the Europass import feature here.

Read more about the Europass export feature here.

Comoto as a Honda dealership in Brazil

Comoto is not only about Resume Control and Resume Templates

The word comoto is also used about other product and service for instance, did you know that Comoto could be a motorcycle dealership in Brazil. Well we looked at some of the people visiting us and the pages they went to after leaving our site, and some of you went looking for this dealership. Thats why we wanted to make it easier for you to find with this post.

Selling Honda motorcycles in Brazil

Honda CBR-600

Honda CBR-600

A company in Brazil named Comoto are selling other motorcycles, namely the famous Honda motorcycles from Japan. Our brazilian is not that good and the page is made in flash so we coudnt easily take some of their text and show it to you.

We will try and contact the company to see if we can get a english translation, or if one of you have the competences we will put up your translation. But from the looks of it, it is a Brazilian dealership of the japanese Honda motorcycle. They have existed since 1976 and are seeling the full range of these very nice motorcycles.

The interest in the name Comoto for motorcycles are not only in brazil, you can also see the electrical motorcycle from Hirsch Design here. Maybee the interest for the name Comoto comes from “moto” in Comoto. 🙂

You can visit the Brazilian Honda dealership here.

Best regards

Your Comoto Team