Interviews

  • Pros vs. cons of Workplace Personality Assessments

    Over 80 % of US Fortune 500 and 75 % of UK Times 100 companies are using personality assessments to aid the recruitment and hiring process for their businesses. Joining the likes of JP Morgan, Barclays and KPMG, Goldman Sachs has now confirmed that …

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  • 5 personality traits you should look out for when hiring a Private PA

    Hiring a private personal assistant is a notoriously challenging task; not only do they need to possess all the requisite skills and experience to fulfil their day-to-day duties, they also need to be the right ‘fit’ for you. Due to the …

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  • Five talking points you should always bring up in interview

    You’ve registered with your recruiter, your CV has been sent to the hiring manager and you’ve secured an interview. Congrats! The next step involves preparing for an interview. We all know this can take time to do properly, especially if you …

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  • Five ways to research a company's background before an interview

    Preparing for an interview is an essential requirement if you want to receive a job offer. Among other tasks, there’s the reading through the job description, familiarising yourself with your CV, considering your answers to potential interview …

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  • How to excel in a Skype interview

    Skype interviews are becoming a more common and acceptable practice in contemporary hiring processes, and are even a go-to first choice in some instances - especially at first-stage interview. Using Skype, as opposed to the telephone, is a preference …

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  • A guide to interview follow up

    When most of us walk out of a job interview, it’s not uncommon to breathe a sigh of relief. Regardless of whether it went well or not, it can be tricky to judge the right protocol with following up. Is it better to do nothing, and wait for …

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  • 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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  • New year, new team?

    2016 was a big year. It’s safe to say Brexit came as a shock to many, and by no means readied us for Trump’s election later in the year. These political surprises were also peppered with a number of significant celebrity deaths: Prince, …

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