Interview Skills

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Two Equally-Qualified Job Candidates? How Do I Choose?

You’ve decided that two candidates for an important role in the department should be invited back for a further interview. Both have similar experience and backgrounds…both would fit in well with your team. Here are some questions that might help you differentiate between them. “You…

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3 Ways To Stand Out From The Competition During The Recruitment Process

Although an interview with a potential new employer can be an exciting, yet stressful time for you, it is usually not the same for hiring managers and recruiters. While you may be waiting for your chance to impress, they likely spend their days interviewing candidate…

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3 Quick Tips On Making The Most Attractive Job Offer

Finding the perfect candidate for an open position in your firm is often like winning the lottery. The right employee can make all the difference in the productivity and efficiency of your office. (more…)

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3 Ways To Eliminate Nerves In An Interview

If you are looking for a new job, the most crucial part of the process you need to prepare for is the interview. (more…)

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10 Weird & Wonderful Things That Have Happened In An Interview

We had a really interesting discussion during our Advanced Management Skills course the other day. The delegates were a mix of middle and top level managers from a wide range of different companies, but they all had one thing in common – they had all…

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Great Questions To Ask At Interview

  Few things can waste more valuable time and resources or cause more morale problems than mismatching the person and the job. As a busy manager, you want to get the most out of your people while protecting your investment in their training. (more…)

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Quality Questions You May Be Asked At Interviews

So, you’re about to start interviewing for that new position. You’ve checked the CVs and got a shortlist of people that you’re sure will be of benefit to the company, as long as they get through this short interview OK. (more…)

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Do You Still Use Interviews To Select For Jobs? Here’s an Alternative

So many managers have told me about their hiring nightmares. They have advertised effectively, drawn a good number of highly-impressive CVs and held a lot of interviews. But no matter how well the person did at interview, they say that the person rarely lives up…

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Help! I Made a Bad Hiring Decision!

You know the feeling…you’ve taken on a new employee, they seemed exactly the right type of person from their CV and the interview, they’ve got their feet under the table and …. Whatever the reason, many new hires simply don’t turn out the way you…

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How The Apprentice Shows The Importance Of Preparation

The UK version of The Apprentice showed how important it is to prepare for a meeting. By preparing well, you make yourself valuable to the company. If you don’t prepare well, you can end up making yourself look foolish and having your ability questioned. Take…

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How To Prepare For Recruiting New Staff

Recruit in haste, repent in leisure! That’s certainly very true when you need new people in your team. When you are looking for a new person, it can be tempting to just place an ad or ask for resumes to be sent in from your…

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A Better Way To Recruit Staff

How many times have you employed someone based on their CV and the way they come across at interview, then learned to regret it some time later? It may be that they don’t really fit in with the team, haven’t really got the skills they…

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