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Competency Interviews

I often speak to candidates who haven’t attended a formal job interview for quite a long time. They’ve been working with the same organisation for several years but now find themselves back on the job market. Very often these job hunters have difficulty adapting to…


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Dealing with “bizarre” questions at interviews

‘What colour is Wednesday?’ ‘How many bicycles were sold in the UK last year?’ ‘How do you weigh an elephant without a weighing machine?’ Yes, they’re genuine interview questions! These rather bizarre types of questions are much favoured by university dons who are probably rather…


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You ask the questions!

It might seem that job interviews are all about answering questions but in fact most interviews conclude with ““Do you have any questions?” Now questions about holidays, working hours and overtime have their place but they are certainly not the questions you should be asking…


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Dealing with gaps in your employment history

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your career you are going to have to deal with gaps in your employment history and I’m often asked how you should deal with these gaps in your CV. Although of course the individual circumstances can be…


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Asking questions at job interviews

It might seem that job interviews are all about answering questions but in fact most interviews conclude with ““Do you have any questions?” Now questions about holidays, working hours and overtime have their place but they are certainly not the questions you should be asking…


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Count down to a perfect job interview

Confirm the date and time of your interview and make sure you get directions if necessary. Check out the travel time either by road or public transport. Make sure you allow for the time of day. If necessary make a dummy run at the same…


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