Career Advice

We’ve added a few tips below which will help with landing your next job.

Are You Prepared For A Competency Based Interview?

Competency based interviews were developed over three decades ago by organisational psychologists and their popularity has grown rapidly since, with many companies and organisations using them in their recruitment process. Unlike traditional interview questions, competency based questions focus specifically on past performance, behaviours and actions. …

Dressing for the Interview

When interviewing for a position, it is best to be dressed in about the same manner as the person who is interviewing you. Being over or under-dressed tends to create a sense of “negative rapport” and will interfere with successful communication. If you are uncertain …

Interview Do’s and Don’ts

If you’re guilty of over-thinking interview preparation just bare these do’s and don’ts in mind to un-complicate the situation: Do: Ask for directions when making arrangements for the interview Greet the employer by his/her surname Dress and act conservatively and business-like Wait until you are …

Interview Preparation

Preparing for an Interview The first thing you must remember is a job interview is a business meeting, it’s not a casual meet and greet. From this meeting, each participant will make judgements and decisions about the other. It is your chance as an applicant …

Second Interviews

First interviews are about getting a feel for a candidate and allow recruiters and hiring managers to make a short list. If you have passed this stage you will be invited for a more thorough second interview. People you will be working with closely such …

Telephone Interviews

You’ll have noticed telephone interviews are increasingly being utilised as the first stage of the interview process. This is useful for candidates as it eradicates travelling time and, where telephone manner is a big part of the job you have the chance to demonstrate good …

Looking for a Job Whilst in Employment

Looking for a job when still employed can be a daunting prospect. It can be difficult to find the necessary time and you don’t want to alert your current employer thereby risking your present position. However, there are many reasons that drive us to look …