Posts by tag: interview nerves

It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It?

Your elocution lessons for today:

“L, L, L, T, T, T, D, D ,D. Little tiny dinosaurs are dancing up and down.”

“B, P, B, P, W,W,W, Mmmmmm. Big pigs wallow in mud!”

No, I haven’t turned into Henry Higgins however, last week I did learn more about the power of speech when two completely separate events occurred. The first when a candidate lost a job because they spoke too quickly, the second when I read a superb and personal blog post from someone I met on twitter.

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It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It?

Get Over It – Leave Your Baggage At The Door

Many jobseekers are looking for a new role to escape their current situation. Stories of bullying, harassment, personality clashes, blame cultures, difficult individuals, poor management and tough team dynamics are unfortunately not uncommon.

Such circumstances are stressful, upsetting and very uncomfortable for most. Yet as a jobseeker you really need to focus on moving ‘toward’ a new position rather than ‘away’ from an old / current one.

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Get Over It – Leave Your Baggage At The Door

Regain The Recruitment Balance Of Power

I want you to remember that the “decision to hire” is a real leveller to the balance between the applicant and recruiter:Taking on a new person is a risk. The size of the risk will be determined by the position being recruited and / or the size of the organisation, but a risk nevertheless.

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