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5 Tips for Successful Video Interviews…

If you are a job – seeker that is awaiting a job interview via video conferencing then this guest post might be of use to you as it outlines five essential tips that make the process run smoothly. It is becoming more frequent to employ video conferencing for job interviews, both to save time and […]

How to Answer “What is your Greatest Weakness? TheEmployable Interview Tips

How to Answer “What is your Greatest Weakness?… One of the more predictable interview questions that is often asked at interview is also one of the most dreaded by every interviewee. Yes, that old chestnut “ So can you tell me / us what is your greatest weakness? ” As a question it is asked primarily […]

5 Ways to Research a Company

There is one question which is asked at virtually every job interview and which if answered badly can leave a particularly poor impression with the interviewer. That question? The old chestnut – “What do you know about us?” Answering this with a “Not a lot” type response conveys a real lack of care, disinterest and […]

How to Answer “What is your greatest achievement?” TheEmployable Interview Tips

“What is your greatest achievement?” – Well where do I start!  Bragging and boasting about ourselves and our successes is not generally something that most of us like to do. Being humble and perhaps somewhat modest tends to be a much more socially acceptable trait to display. However, in an interview environment, that should change. […]

How to Handle a Competency Interview

There are very few interviews which don’t include some form of competency style questions. You know the ones – the questions where you are asked to provide examples of how you have reacted to or dealt with various situations in your past. It’s pretty much a given that you’ll be asked a competency question of […]

5 Ways to Fail a Job Interview

5 Ways to Fail a Job Interview If you’ve gone to the trouble of applying for a job and attending interview, it’d be fair to assume that you would do your best when at that interview to ‘clinch the deal’ as it were and prove that you are the best candidate and thereby be offered […]

Getting rejected at interview?

Those who can interview well, find the interview process a walk in the park, in securing a new job. Those who constantly get rejected at the interview stage, for whatever reason, begin to, understandably, feel that they will never be able to secure the job they want or really need… Coupled with the tough economic […]

How to Handle a Telephone Interview

Whether it’s with a recruitment agency or an employer directly, these days it’s becoming increasingly common for the initial stages of the recruitment process to be done by telephone. Sometimes it’s for cost reasons, other times it’s simply to help with the initial screening of candidates. Whatever the reason for a telephone interview, the critical […]

How to Handle Interview Nerves

Even the most confident amongst us will be prone to a little anxiety and nerves before a job interview. Such nerves can arise from both the fear of the unknown as well as a genuine eagerness to do well which in turn causes a certain amount of pressure and anxiety. Like everything in life though, we […]

How to Handle Unusual Interview Questions

As we all know, job interviews generally follow a fairly standard format. There are the usual questions about your experience to date, your strengths and weaknesses and of course what you can bring to the role that another candidate cannot. Sometimes however interviewers like to mix things up a little by asking questions that are […]

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