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How to land your dream job in 2018

Ten easy steps

But here are ten steps that will help you achieve it.

1. Identify your skill set

Point out what you are most good at. Also focus on the required skills that the position you're looking for needs.

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2. Go through company websites

Companies often use their websites and online job platforms to advertise for job openings. Use the sites to look for similar positions and suggested jobs.

3. Try to only get the best options

Only apply to positions that sound fitting to your skill set and career goals.

4. Save some listings for future reference

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Saving job descriptions can help you prepare for applications and interviews when you want to look back at the job qualifications needed.

5. Customize your CV

6. Don't restate your CV in your cover letter

Your cover letter shouldn't read like a continuation of your CV. Provide more background information about who you are and why you are a right fit for the job you're applying for.

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Send one even if the recruiter isn't asking for a cover letter.

7. Prepare for an interview

Should the company shortlist you, it's always best to be prepared for the interview process. Make sure you have information about the company. Practice the tough answers. Look up your interviewer.

8. Ask questions

Since you are interested, you should have some questions prepared for your interviewer.

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9. Show your appreciation

Always send a thank you email after an interview whether they've communicated any feedback or not.

10. Don't accept the job on the spot

If offered the position, thank the employer and carefully consider what is expected of you and figure out whether a salary negotiation is needed.

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