Over the many years of my career in recruitment, and now in my own company, I have regularly presented seminars for groups on how to write a CV and undertake job searches in today’s market. A candidate’s recent feedback to me was, ‘it was nice to hear about what ‘not to do’ as there seemS
So, you get to interview for a great role. You are really excited about this opportunity. You think you are the perfect match! The hiring manager then calls me, and I have to tell you that unfortunately you were not successful in progressing to the next step, or getting the role. How do you react?
The best way to meet people is through other people. At least that is what I believe. Last time we talked on the importance of networking and that you are actually interviewing and being interviewed all the time. Networking can lead to many long-term meaningful friendships, mentors and support, that are also beneficial to develop
Does the thought of networking make you go cold? Does it conjure up bad memories, or you just don’t know what to say to start the conversation? Have you had people trying to sell you something on the first conversation? Or are you daunted and intimidated by the fact that you are a junior and
While you can’t prepare for all interview questions, it’s best to be prepared for as many as you can. You can make educated guesses and at least start to prepare answers that are relevant to areas the employer might be looking for, that are in the position description. Firstly, review the ‘required expertise’, ‘qualities’ and/or
Recently a friend was asked to go for a ‘chat’ about a new role. The hiring manager said it was just to get to know them better. Unfortunately, it was not. It ended up being a full-on behavioural interview that went for over an hour. My friend felt betrayed by the hiring manager as the