How we can help you as a candidate:
Looking for the right job can be a challenging and frustrating task, from finding a great opportunity, to the application and interview process.
We’ve included some hints and tips on this page that may help make the process a little easier for you.
What is cultural fit and why does it matter?
You know you can do the job. But does that mean it is right for you? There are many things to consider when looking at a new role, from both the candidate and the employer’s perspective.
Cultural fit is something that is very important to us here at Mojo and that is because it can be the difference between really thriving in a job and just getting by.
Cultural fit means you align with the core values and behaviours of the workplace/organisation. Imagine how it would feel to spend all your social time with friends that didn’t share your values, beliefs or enjoy doing any of the activities that you do! Of course not everyone you spend time with needs to be exactly like you, but if the core values that make up the time you spend together don’t align, it’s not enjoyable for anybody and quickly becomes a burden.
Think for a minute - do you prefer a quieter, more introverted working environment or do you like to share ideas and have an open plan workspace? Do you like to follow process and get the job done quickly and efficiently, or do you need space to show your creativity and come up with new ideas? Does the company you are looking at have ethical beliefs and values that you agree with?
You spend a third of your time at work so finding a workplace that resonates with you and your vibe is pretty important.
TIPS AND WHY
You may have noticed we require a short video questionnaire response for some of our roles and you may be wondering why.
Experience has shown us that to find the best cultural fit for a role, we need to see people being themselves. Shortlisting only from a piece of a paper can be tricky and it can be easy for some people to become adept at the perfect resume and interview approach. Meanwhile those that could be a better fit, but aren't as comfortable in a more formal 121 interview won't fare as well.
Answering a few, very short questions about the job and why you think you'll be a fit, evens out the playing field as well as giving us a much clearer picture to create that final shortlist from.
Furthermore, it enables us to show the shortlisted videos to the employer, no matter where they are, creating a more efficient and accurate process.
This all benefits not just the employer, but you too. And don’t worry, if you are in the final shortlist, you will still get an interview as well.
What to include in your application:
A resume is vital. This enables people to quickly and easily see why you are the right person for the job. Make sure it’s up to date and your contact details are correct. Whilst not often compulsory, a cover letter can be a handy addition to your application. Make sure you have included all the requirements of the particular job you have applied for. Some jobs may require you to answer selection criteria, a video questionnaire, or provide proof of certain certifications.
This is a short introduction letter that provides an overview of your application. This should enable the reader to quickly see why you have applied for the job and why you are a good fit. It should make them want to review your resume further.
A good resume should be accurate, concise and easy to read. When hundreds of people have applied for a job, it’s important that your resume stands out, but keep it simple. Make sure your resume is up to date, your contact details are correct, and your employment history is clear. You do not need to provide your referees on the resume, but can state that they will be provided on request. It is also a good idea to tailor your resume to the job you are applying for. There are many templates available online for you to use.
Before you apply:
Do your research before-hand. Do a web search of the company and look at their social media. This helps you tailor your application to the specific job and company, as well as make sure the company is a fit for you!
And remember - be honest and be yourself!