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How to answer: Tell me about yourself

Often one of the first questions to come up, this one provides a great opportunity to set the tone of the interview and provide some insight into who you are.

How to answer: What is your greatest strength?

How do you answer a question that requires you to tell someone just how great you can be without coming across as braggy? Our team have some advice on this common interview question.

How to Answer: What are your Weaknesses?

In the next of our 'How to Answer' series, we tackle that difficult question that requires you to sort of bad-mouth yourself. This is usually why so many struggle with this particular part of an interview.You're there to make yourself appear as perfect as possible, so...

How to answer: “Why do you want this job?”

Seem like an easy question to answer? With so many candidates not getting it quite right, we take you through the ins and outs of answering this common interview question.

Dealing with disappointment

It can happen to any of us. You may have been through it, you may going through it or it may be waiting for around the corner for you. Career disappointment will almost inevitably occur at some point in our lives, for some, more than once. It can come in many forms -...

Making a lasting impression in an interview

Interviews are tough. There is so much going on, so much to remember and on top of it all, your nerves and adrenalin can play havoc with your focus. There are some people who thrive in interview situations but for most of us, this part of the job-hunting process takes...

Increasing your productivity at work

  Even the best of us can suffer from bouts of decreased productivity at work. After all, it is a place we go to 5 days a week, every week - a little demotivation at times is normal. However, when you let it get the better of you, your productivity suffers, along with...

Striking the right work/life balance for you

When it comes to finding the right work/life balance, what becomes quickly apparent is that there really isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. There are so many aspects to consider in both our working life and our life outside of work. What might suit your colleagues...

Controlling your Career

The direction and development of a career path takes some careful planning and decision-making. People may tell you to take every opportunity that crosses your path, but is this really the best advice when it comes to what you want to do for a living? Seizing...

How to Resign on Good Terms

Resigning from your job can be a nerve-wracking experience. There are so many thoughts running through your head - am I doing the the right thing? Will I upset my boss? Will I miss this place too much? Will my new job make me happy? All of these thoughts and the...

Considering Contract Work

For this week’s blog post, we take a look at contract work and benefits it can yield. As with any type of work, there are benefits and drawbacks to contract employment, and only the individual will really be able to decide if this way of working is right for them. An...

Social media and your job search

To say that social media is a crucial aspect of the modern day job-search would be an understatement. Social media is tied into almost every part of our existence, whether we like it or not, and employment is no exception. It's time to embrace the social side of...

Interviews – It’s not just about what you say

You never a second chance to make a first impression, and never is this more true than when talking about job interviews. Presenting yourself appropriately is incredibly important. Your interviewers will have judged you simply on what you are wearing before you've...

Networking Events 101- The Basics

For some, networking like a pro comes easy. For others, however, it is far more of a challenge. Putting yourself out there requires a level of confidence that a lot of us simply do not have off the bat. It can take time to get good at networking, so to make sure you...

5 things not to do on your CV

We have written a lot of posts on how to produce a stellar CV. Most of these posts have focused on what to do, what to include and how. For this post, we are going to focus on the 'don't' part of creating a CV that will get you noticed (for the right reasons). So,...

4 major signs a company might be a bad fit for you

Interviewing for a new job is about more than impressing the socks off your interviewer(s) with your professional success and flawless CV. When you interview for a job, it also an opportunity for you to assess whether the company, the people and even the actual job...

Falling in love with your work again

There comes a time in almost everyone's career when they wonder if they're in the right line of work. For some, this is simply a moment's passing doubt, for others, it is a consuming feeling that they need to get out and start afresh. For many, however, it is simply...

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