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Top 5 Tips for New Graduates

The long hard slog may be over…the degree is finally in your hands, but for many graduates the hardest task of all is about to begin. Entering a pretty tough jobs market in such a challenging economic climate is not something to look forward to. Add that to the daily media onslaught of gloom and […]

Top Tips for Completing Application Forms

Applying for a job doesn’t always mean sending off a CV. There are increasing numbers of employers who are using the application form as their preferred means of recruitment and selection. Whilst for some employers that may mean the traditional paper application form, but for others it may consist of an application form completed and submitted […]

5 Ways to make a good first impression at interview

It’s said that many interviewers make up their mind about a potential candidate’s suitability for a job within minutes of meeting them. First impressions certainly count, so if you are attending a job interview, it’s vital that you do all that you can to make sure an employer gains a positive and good impression of […]

Self-Promotion Part 3: Introduce Yourself with Confidence – Guest Post Part 3 by Robin McKay Bell

Robin McKay Bell is a respected author and voice, on the subjects of Age and Employment. For the last two month’s Robin has been writing a series of blog posts, on the subject of coping with redundancy and the story you have to tell. Click here to read Robins other posts for TheEmployable.   Check put Self-Promotion Part […]

Bad Interview? Here’s some tips on how to recover

There are few things in life as demoralising and frustrating as a bad job interview… If you have ever found yourself leaving an interview knowing that you made a complete mess of it you will know what I’m talking about.   The experience can be truly horrific, but when you couple it with the fact […]

“Tell us about a time when you showed initiative”- Our top tips.

It’s a question that rears its ugly head time and time again during interview situations, “Can you tell us about a time when you showed initiative”. As far as most people are concerned they may as well be asked, “can you tell us about a time when you breathed?” such is the vagueness of the […]

Top Tips on How to Impress at Interview

Top Tips on How to Impress at Interview As anyone who is currently looking for a job will tell you, it is pretty tough out there. With more and more people applying for every position advertised and with fewer companies recruiting, actually securing an interview can be a feat in itself. So, if you have […]

How to Handle your First Job Interview

Let’s face it – job interviews are never easy, but when you’ve never even had an interview before, they can be an even more daunting affair. However like everything else in life, with a little support, guidance and prep that needn’t necessarily be the case. So if you’ve just left school, college or uni and […]

Talk me through your CV

Once the initial social niceties and introductions are over, many job interviews start with a pretty general opening question. One of the most common such question is that old chestnut – “ So then…talk me through your CV…” It should be a relatively easy question to answer – after all, you will have hopefully spent […]

Being more confident at interview – Basic Tips

Let’s face it – it’s pretty natural to feel a little nervous before a job interview – even the most self assured amongst us would confess to being a little apprehensive before the big day. What is important however is how we deal with those nerves and ensure that they don’t get the better of […]

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