Meeting between male and female

Many professionals will at some point want or need to take a career break. Often, people’s career break reasons include spending time raising children or caring for an older family member, but sometimes it’s to take a sabbatical and travel, go back to university and re- or upskill, or to pursue a passion project after…

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star method for behavioural interview questions

How to use the STAR method to answer behavioural interview questions Behavioural job interview questions are often the most challenging part of the job interview as there are no obvious right or wrong answers. Through situational interview questions, the hiring manager is looking to find out how you are likely to behave and resolve challenges…

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top interview questions for cultural fit

The top questions to ask in an interview to assess your cultural fit. When it comes to job satisfaction, there’s a special ingredient that holds the key to happiness and success in a role: it’s called “cultural fit.” The Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able…

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Interviewing across glass table

It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or being overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions. A survey by Generation Success found there are seven “job interview crimes”. Let’s look at them one by one. Turning up late Your car broke down. The…

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Do's and dont's of interviews

Here are a few more do’s and don’ts for being at your best during a job interview Job Interview Do’s: Preparing for a job interview is essential to making a good impression. Employ these handy job interview techniques to win over your interviewer: Plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early. Late arrival…

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How to close an interview on the right note

Closing an interview is the time to really make your mark and clinch the deal after doing the hard work of the interview itself. The final minutes of an interview are your last chance to leave the interviewer with the take-home message: Hire me! Here are our top tips on how to close an interview…

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Six unusual job interview questions asked by hiring managers

Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you’ve been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days’ time. While you’ve already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the…

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Meeting between male and female

Interviews are a two-way street. To really impress an interviewer, you need to come prepared to have an intelligent conversation – and that means coming with well thought-out questions to ensure it’s not just one-way traffic.   Asking questions in your interview will not only give you a better insight into the job you’re applying for,…

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How to give a great job interview presentation

Have you ever been asked to make a presentation to a prospective employer in a job interview? If so, ensuring your content is engaging, relevant and delivered to a professional standard is crucial – but also difficult and nerve-wracking. It can also make the difference between a job offer and rejection. To help you get…

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Video interview

Video interviews and Skype interviews are increasingly seen as a more efficient and cost-effective way to vet potential new employees – and with global hiring also becoming more commonplace, it’s worth understanding how best to maximise your chances if you’re invited to a video or Skype interview. It’s important to familiarise yourself with some Skype…

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