If you’ve been out of the world of work for a while, or are undergoing a career change it’s you may be struggling to get you foot in the door with an employer. Have you thought of going on an internship or work experience? It’s not just for the twenty
Infographics have been popping in up in online articles and in business proposals and projects for years as a way to show data or information in a concise and eye-appealing manner. Recently, people have been taking this notion and implementing them in their CVs. While the normal paper CV might
Getting sacked, hating your boss, being pushed out…these are not exactly reasons that will put you in a positive light at a job interview. Every recruiter will know that you are either unhappy with your present or old job, or you want to climb the career ladder, or even change
Today’s video looks at another seemingly simple question that can get many people into a tight spot at job interviews. If you’re disorganised, you probably don’t want to say that for an office manager or events coordinator role, for example. If you have a bad temper, you won’t get a
Because I’m desperate? Because you advertised a job in my local paper? Because I need the money. Are those your immediate responses to a question like this? Some interview questions can seem ridiculous, and seem like they are there to trip you up. The fact is, every recruiter wants to
Even the most confident and self-assured person can stumble when asked this question at a job interview. You don’t want to sound fake or full of yourself on the one hand, and on the other you don’t want to be so coy that you come across as boring and uninteresting.
There are some interview questions that you just can’t run away from. No matter how senior or junior the role, which industry you’re moving into and whether a recruitment agency is doing the initial interview instead of your employer, the questions will still remain. Every day this week, we will
We’ve all heard the saying “first impressions count”, and it’s even more important at job interviews. But is it enough to splurge on a new suit, or dress for an interview and hope the interviewer will bypass your flip flops? The truth is that, even when the weather is roasting
Making the best impression at job interviews is not always about what you say. Your clothes, hair and overall look can speak volumes. If you’ve been out of work for a while, or are branching into a new career or sector, you may wonder what the protocol is style wise…it
Job interviews are an opportunity for you to prove that you’re the best person for the job – and it’s also an opportunity for recruiters to check anything that doesn’t add up. And for many mums, this may be a gap in your employment history. Many people get anxious when a job interviewer
Pictures of your wild party days (even if they are before you got all sensibly married and became a mum), inappropriate language and ‘I hate xxx’ groups you support…they may seem like a good idea at the time, but when you’re looking for a new job they could be lethal.
Whether you’re preparing for a job interview after a redundancy, just looking to change your job for one that pays more, or are returning to work after a break looking after the kids, getting the basics right on your CV is only the first step to you getting your next
Job interviews are a two-way thing. You go to showcase your skills, show them the type of personality you have and that you can fit in and work well with the existing workforce a d you also go to see if the employer is the right one for you.
Looking for a job can be very enjoyable – honestly, if you know what to do and have the right skills to showcase on your CV and at job interviews, it can be a doddle. Ask anyone who isn’t and hasn’t ever struggled to get a job. If that reality
Few jobs are gained without a job interview these days, so if the propsect of a job interview sends you into a bit of a panic, you’ll need to know how to manage that in a positive way to show your potential employer that you are the best person for