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Five Top Tips to Face a Job Interview Successfully…

So you saw the vacancy advertisement on Dreamjobs.lk and then you applied. After some time you are invited to face an interview.

Below we feature Five Top Tips to Face Job Interviews:

1. Do you Research

This is critical to getting through the interview. You should, first of all, read up all about the position you are applying for and understand all the duties, responsibilities and deliverables related to the role.

Furthermore, you should thoroughly read up on the complying company, its activities, operations, processes and other details that relate to your exacting role.

The job description or role profile is also very important and you should pay special attention to this as it sets the expectations right from the outset.

2. Be Punctual

You don't want to be late for a job interview. It could be online or in-person but whichever it may be, you should not be late for the start.

Given that many job interviews are conducted online these days, applicants must take extra care in ensuring that there is a stable internet connection, you have the required software or have logged in to the platform mentioned in the invitation.

3. Appearances Matter

If you have a keen interest in securing the job and are serious then you should look the part. Although your interview may be held online you should always make it a point to look smart, presentable and hirable.

Those considering senior roles can even opt for jackets and ties if the image persona calls for it, why not?

4. Sell Yourself

You should share how your existing skills, knowledge and experience will be an asset to your employer and how you can leverage the principles learned from your qualifications to help better do the tasks assigned to you. 

Instead of boasting about your abilities with long-winded and irreverent statements, candidates should focus on connecting the dots between their existing skills, knowledge and experience and how each of those will contribute to ensuring the job gets done surpassing expectations. 

5. Ask Questions

Employers often prefer candidates that have insightful questions that help to gauge the candidate in their enthusiasm and ability. The questions may revolve around your working patterns, duties, responsibilities and deliverables. But they may also be about working hours, dress codes or other information. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly with free social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 25 September 2022

10 Soft Skills for the Modern Jobseeker

Having qualifications and experience in your chosen field is almost 90% of the weight of getting a new job. However, employers are increasingly looking at the soft skills of applicants in an attempt to hire the right fit that is not only proficient but works well alongside the organisation’s values.

Here are 10 Soft Skills that will definitely give you an edge in the corporate world.

1. Communication:

More listening and less talking is the idea and you should always try to listen without interrupting. When speaking you should always adopt a positive tone with convincing body language.

2. Persuasion:

Being persuasive in the workplace means you have to identify what other people care about and then create stories around them in order to make a connection.

3. Negotiation:

When undertaking negotiations you should always listen first and then having an understanding of what the other party wants, you should propose solutions that will provide mutual benefits to both sides.

4. Relationship Building

Building relationships in the workplace is definitely a good idea and one way of doing this is to help others unconditionally in order to obtain their trust, loyalty and cooperation.

5. Empathy:

Being empathetic means taking a genuine interest to understand and acknowledge the feelings of others and looking at the issue from different perspectives and lenses.

6. Positive attitude:

In order to maintain a positive attitude, you should never gossip at work and also be aware of how any criticism or complaining may have an effect on your relationships with other co-workers.

7. Teamwork:

If you work in a team always celebrate other people’s wins and be generous with your praise for other teammates and never claim all the credit for any achievements.

8. Conflict Resolution:

To ensure a harmonious workplace always try to focus on solutions and minimise creating more problems or questions that can lead to unnecessary arguments and or accusations. If you ever do happen to be in the wrong always apologise.

9. Time Management:

Time management is a very important soft skill and in order to master this, you should learn how to prioritise tasks, delegate duties and also be able to say ‘no’ when required.

10. Work Ethic:

To be a successful employee and maximise your career potential always take ownership and responsibility for your assigned duties and tasks. Aim to always keep to your commitments and avoid blaming others and passing the ball.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly, with unlimited social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 31 August 2022

Key personality traits to get you hired!

With an increasing trend towards migration overseas, many Sri Lankans are finding themselves in demand as the labour pool becomes smaller. 

When it comes to being recruited, having a colourful and attractive CV will definitely get you ahead but your personality counts for as much or even more, than your qualifications and experience. 

Your personality traits, for example being friendly, kind and polite will project well in a face-to-face or online interview. Potential employers will often evaluate your personality traits during the interview and selection process.

It can be considered that the personality traits a candidate displays at the interview will most likely echo in the workplace. So if an employer is looking for someone honest, trustworthy and responsible, by showcasing those or similar personality traits at an interview, candidates stand a better chance of moving forward in the interview process. 

All employees prefer a workplace that is comfortable and easy to work in. Having team members with negative personality traits can have an impact on effectiveness and team work. 

How can I show off my personality?

It is the little things like smiling, minding your manners and your general behaviour and attitude, that contribute to your personality when it comes to an interview. Another opportunity is when replying to questions posed by the interviewer as this can provide a glimpse of your personality to potential employers.

There are many studies and theories surrounding the topic of personalities, however, you should always put yourself in the shoes of the employer to obtain a clear grasp of what kind of personality they are seeking.

Being trustworthy, loyal, efficient, honest, reliable, diligent, responsible and willing to learn, are generally among the most sought-after personality traits by business owners.

So the next time you get the chance to show off your personality do a bit of research and understand what your future employer is on the lookout for. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

Employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year for only LKR 85,000/- with unlimited social media boosting to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 31 July 2022

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