Interview Tips

New year, new job?

As the end of the year approaches, so do the end of year reviews and thoughts turn to new year resolutions. For many that will involve thinking about whether to switch jobs or start a business. If you’ve been in the same job for a while, you might feel a bit daunted by the whole Continue reading..

Being authoritative in the interview process

The interview process is daunting for anyone. Regardless of an individual’s professional history or even how many times they have been to an interview, everyone will have some form of anxiety ahead of such a meeting. However, it’s important to note that this is by no means a weakness, in fact nerves can be beneficial Continue reading..

Top tips for graduate interview success

The interview process doesn’t have to be daunting or difficult, with the right frame of mind and preparation. The only person stopping you from interview success is you. If you have been invited for your first interview, that means you’re well on your way to securing yourself a graduate job. So, here are the main Continue reading..

Perfecting your posture for interview success

Aimee Carmichael, from recruiter Morgan McKinley, explains why posture counts in an interview situation… As a well-prepared job hunter you’ll no doubt spend some time thinking about how you’ll answer those all-important interview questions, but what you may not realise is that prospective employers will have probably made up their mind about you before you Continue reading..

Nail the job you've always wanted!

Rather than thinking about an interview as a daunting audition, see it as a powerful catalyst for your future. And when the inevitable tricky questions start, you’ll be ready! The book, Nail That Interview by recruitment consultant, Tim Vincent, (£9.99, Vermilion) spells out the perfect steps to interview success.   The right attitude Having the Continue reading..

An employer perspective: how do we view professional qualifications and certifications?

From an employer perspective how do we view professional qualifications and certifications? Professional qualifications/certs – what do we mean by this? What does this cover? Why are they important to us as an employer? How do we support people in developing these? The UK is an increasingly service based economy across a broad range of Continue reading..

Job applications: Online vs Face to Face

Job listings have changed considerably since the days of newspaper classified ads. With online CV’s and profiles becoming increasingly popular, you can now apply for hundreds of jobs at a time with the click of a button, without meeting anyone until the interview process begins, if it does at all. Online applications are incredibly fast, Continue reading..

Preparation, Passion and Posture

Regardless of your interview experience, sitting in the hot seat can be a nerve-wracking time. Worrying that you’ll make a good personal impression as well as efficiently citing your professional ability is enough to make anyone shake. Preparation Using time wisely in the lead up to your interview is critical. This is your time, use Continue reading..

Five pieces of career advice you should probably ignore

During your job search, you will have been given tons of career advice, most of which is extremely outdated or inaccurate, and so no help to you whatsoever. Of course your CV can be longer than a page, and although networking is helpful, remember, it’s not the most important part of the process.   1. Continue reading..

How to look the part – first impressions count

Congratulations! You’ve secured a job interview and preparations are under way. It’s very important to take the time to research the company, look in detail at the job overview and plan answers to common interview questions.   However, planning your interview outfit is also something you need to consider, making sure you leave yourself enough Continue reading..