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Looking for a Job

In this section, you can find basic information, advice and materials that you can use while looking for a job. If you need more information, please contact us.

Where can I look for a job?

There are many ways how to look for a job. Nowadays, we usually use specialized internet websites with job advertisements, but it’s not the only way. If you are starting to look for a job or you haven’t  been successful for a longer time, try to look at the review of ways how to look for a job. It’s here.

Curriculum vitae (CV), motivation letter

Before you start looking for a job, you need to have your CV. You should be very careful while writing it and updating it. CV is in a way like your business card that must catch employer’s attention so he/she would invite you for a job interview. Brief instructions for writing a CV and an example are here.

Motivation letter, sometimes called covering letter, is nowadays common part of an application for a job. It’s not always requested by employers, but even in that case you can increase your chances by sending it.  Basic instructions for writing a motivation letter and an example are here.

Responding to a job offer

It is good to make a list of companies and positions for which you have applied.

As you often respond to more job offers every day, you can easily forget which ones you have replied to. But when an employer calls, you should know immediately who are you talking to and what position it is about. A phone call can be already used as a part of the selection procedure.

Job interview

You should be prepared for your job interview:

  • find information about the company
  • prepare a self-presentation (summary of your CV)
  • prepare what would you answer to the typical questions. At least, you should be able to answer to the following three question (you can use them answering other questions)
    - Why they should choose YOU?
    - Why this POSITION?
    - Why this COMPANY?
  • choose clothes adequate for the position you are applying for
  • control the way to the company so you are sure you won’t get lost and you will be there on time
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