Posts by tag: interview advice

Questions Anyone?

There are two types of questions in the job search: those they ask you and those you pose Leslie Fearn has covered “Ten questions you should ask at interview” as well as“Questions ‘not’ to ask during an interview” already on approachthemarket, so let’s put you back under interrogation and help you prepare for the quick fire round.

The very best way to prepare is to practice. No not by just reading through, which 99% of you would do, but by getting someone to ask you a selection of questions on the spot.

This is an invaluable exercise as it gets you to hone your listening skills and invites feedback. Yes you may find it embarrassing and /or uneasy, but that’s the point. The better you are at coping with the uncomfortable, the better you will perform when required.

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Questions Anyone?

Time Travel And The Job Search

As a child I loved to watch Dr. Who on TV from behind the settee. Even now, I love to snuggle on the sofa with my own kids as they peep out from under its cushions to watch the adventures of the Time Lord. It has certainly stood the test of time for me and yet as a Recruiter, I find time a challenge just as destructive as any of the Cybermen or Daleks Dr. Who has to face.

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Time Travel And The Job Search

Bringing back the Personal Touch

As I mentioned in my last post, the recruitment process today is unfortunately not just face-to-face meetings, they can incorporate personality & numerical tests, company specific tests, online case studies etc. As you are not meeting anyone in person to do these, you need to make it count during the interview itself and leave a good impression afterwards. So how can you bring back the personal touch and make it last ?. Very easily and simply in my opinion, both as a candidate if you have an interview, and as an employer once you have found the right person for your job.

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Bringing back the Personal Touch