Career Advice and Job Interviews

How to: Prepare for an interview – you can never be too prepared

When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared… Whether you’re new to job hunting, or you’re a well-practiced interviewee – thorough research and effective preparation is absolutely essential to guarantee interview success. Attempting to ‘wing it’ will only ever end badly (and/or in awkward silences). We’ve already covered telephone interview dos and don’ts and video interview tips, but if

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Five things you should never do if you don’t get the job

When it comes to jobseeking, there’s no worse feeling than being told you haven’t got the role… Not only is it a blow to your confidence, it can also feel like all your efforts were wasted. But the good news is, you can turn these feelings around. In fact, you might be surprised at how rejection can actually help you get your dream

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How to: Cancel an interview | cancelling interview

There’s only one thing scarier than an interview: cancelling one… Whether you can’t attend an interview because you got another job, or unexpected circumstances have gotten in the way of a role you’re still keen on pursuing – cancelling an interview is sometimes the only option. But with recruiters’ time at a minimum, letting them know the bad news (and

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Five questions you should never ask at an interview

There’s nothing worse than having no questions to ask at the end of an interview… Actually, there just might be. In fact, asking something inappropriate or unprofessional is often more harmful than asking nothing at all – and can send all the wrong signals to recruiters. It could even be the reason they decide not to hire you after an

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How to answer interview questions | Interview Questions

The key to a successful interview is all in the preparation. Thorough interview preparation will help you feel relaxed and confident on the day, and ensure that you have some well-thought out answers to impress the interviewer with. Here’s our definitive list of the most commonly asked interview questions: How to answer interview questions 1. Tell me about yourself This

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Top 10 Most Common Interview Questions and Answers

Here’s the Top 10 Most Common Interview Questions and Answers 1  Tell Me About Yourself Applying for a job at McDonald’s? The interviewer will ask you to talk about yourself. Applying for a job at Goldman Sachs? Same thing. It’s universal, and it’s difficult to provide a satisfactory answer. Alternative Versions of Typical

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Preparing for Interviews the interview preparation checklist

In interviews, your job is to convince a recruiter that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the job. Show motivation and convince a recruiter that you fit the organization’s culture and job description, and you get that much closer to an offer. 7-Step Interview Prep Plan 1. Research the organization. This will help you answer questions — and stand

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How Often Do You Check Your CV?

If you haven’t looked at your CV in months or even years, you should definitely set some time aside to open it up and look through it soon. Whether you’re in the job market or not right now, keeping your CV updated is a smart move. It will be ready should you need it at a moment’s notice, and getting

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The Importance of a Short, Concise CV

Your CV is usually your first introduction to a potential employer and will offer a first impression of you. Although you may want to put everything you have accomplished down on paper to present to your potential employer, it is not always a good idea. For any one position there may be thousands of applications which means that interviewers will

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How to resign from a job

Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers – and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide to help you decide when to resign and how to resign. BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RESIGNATION LETTER

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5 points to help you keep that job!

We put a lot of focus on how to get that perfect job so in this blog we decided to highlight a few points on how to keep your job! Over the past couple of years there has been a vast amount of people getting laid off and a lot of companies have gone out of business. Unfortunately, this is

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Clean Up Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter is often the very first thing that potential employers will see before they even open your CV. While you may want to fill it with all your achievements and a long and earnest plea to be given a chance to show how wonderful you are, potential employers don’t have time to read paragraphs and paragraphs. Try these

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