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How to answer the interview question ‘What attracted you to this role?’.

How to answer the interview question ‘What Attracted you to this role?’ In a job interview, you will more than likely to be asked this question. It could be posed to you as simply ‘What attracted you to this role?’ or it could take a number of different forms including ‘Why did you apply for […]

How to Handle Panel Interviews

Interviews can be pretty daunting experiences at the best of times but if you’re faced with a group of interviewers, it can be even more so. Of course it needn’t be that way. Like all interviews, if you prepare as much as you can, a panel interview can be pretty easy to handle too. Here […]

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 […]

Knowledge Is Key: Stand out at an interview without spending a penny

The big interview is coming up—the interview for the job you just know you’d be perfect for: it’s in the field you want, you have the right skill-set, and it seems like a fun company with great benefits. Your CV is in tiptop shape and your suit is freshly dry-cleaned and waiting in the closet […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow these 6 tips to stand out at interview!

Today’s job market is more competitive than ever before – if you find yourself at interview you’re likely to be up against some formidable opposition. So, what can you do you to make sure you’re the person who sticks in the interviewer’s minds? – for the right reasons! Align your passion! Finding someone who ticks […]

How to Get More Job Interviews – Basic Tips

Working in recruitment, we were often told by candidates that they had applied for tens, maybe hundreds of jobs and often never heard back from the employer and never secured an interview. It’s an experience that the media tends to pick up on quite a bit too – tales of an unemployed graduate sending of […]

Interview Mistakes to Avoid

It’s no exaggeration to say that interviews are a minefield.  A veritable room of eggshells which must be transversed as delicately and as stealthily as possible to avoid major disaster.   But eggy explosive metaphors aside, interviews are indeed very tricky situations. The dos and don’ts of interviewing for a job are numerous and wide-ranging, […]

5 Ways to Handle a Phone Interview

With so many candidates vying for every job these days, it’s becoming increasingly popular for employers to start their initial recruitment process by holding telephone interviews. For them it’s a much more convenient way of shortlisting which candidates they meet face to face. For those of us who are candidates however it can be somewhat […]

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