Interview Techniques

  • Ten interview red flags to look out for

    Nerves have a habit of getting the better of us when we attend interviews. But if we can put those nerves to one side, there’s something to be said for paying close attention to the workplace and people while there.  Doing so will help …

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  • Five reasons you should just be yourself in interview

    Clammy hands. Wobbly knees. Shaking voice. Churning stomach.  Do you experience any of these just before an interview? If so, you’re not alone!  There’s no doubt that nerves or simply lack of confidence can cause you to behave …

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  • What interviewers are thinking

    In more successful interviews, the hiring manager says very little and the Candidate does most of the talking. While they will prompt you along the way with key questions, there’s a strong chance many of their queries might never be raised. So how …

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  • Five ways to approach a poorly-prepared interviewer

    If you’ve ever listened to a recruiter’s advice, you’ll know that preparation is crucial to a successful interview. But what happens if your interviewer hasn’t extended the same courtesy in their preparation? What happens if you …

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  • Hiring managers, know which interview topics to avoid

    Recruiting is no walk in the park. Most hiring managers will know that a bad appointment could potentially cost their business threefold: the cost of searching, the cost of hiring, and the cost of training. So it’s all the more important to get it …

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  • How to excel at ten different types of interviews

    Every interviewer will have their own personal preference around interview styles. Each interview format will require a slightly different approach on your part as the interviewee. Take note of the tips below and you won’t go wrong! 1. The phone …

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  • Five techniques to relax you for an interview

    Interviews can present some of the hardest tests in our adult lives. One hour alone in an interview room can simultaneously assess our intelligence, eloquence, decision-making and problem-solving skills. It therefore makes sense that we should do what …

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  • How to craft the perfect elevator pitch

    Regardless of whether or not you’re actively looking for a new role, your elevator pitch should be a constant in your professional toolkit. It’s the 30-second spiel that essentially summarises who you are, what you do, and why you’re …

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  • How to spot a great culture at interview

    Many businesses want to be known as great places to work. They want to set themselves apart from their rivals not just with their products or services, but with the culture of their organisation. Luckily, these differentiations can make it easier for …

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  • How to impress in a phone interview

    From panels to skype calls, google hangouts to coffee shop meets, there are many different ways to be interviewed. You should be prepared for them all. Phone interviews, especially, are very common, not least because they’re a practical way for …

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