Do this 15 minutes before your interview starts.

In my last article, I mentioned that your interview begins as soon as you walk through the door. So, I’m going to touch on a few things you should be conscious of in the precious minutes leading up to your interview. After conducting countless interviews over the last few years I’ve seen a lot ofContinue reading “Do this 15 minutes before your interview starts.”

Don’t be this person in an interview.

This person was great. They did all of the right things. They turned up on time, they built rapport, their experience was spot on. We left that interview knowing we had found the one. And to add to that, we were in a mad rush to find this person. With projects and deadlines looming, weContinue reading “Don’t be this person in an interview.”

What should you wear to an interview?

Having worked in recruitment for a long time, I guess I take this sort of information for granted. I always wondered why people attended interviews super over-dressed (it’s rarely the other way around). And then I came across this quote. “Obvious to you. Amazing to others.” Derek Sivers, Hell Yeah or No. I guess, youContinue reading “What should you wear to an interview?”

Work on your LinkedIn profile.

I spend a lot of my time on LinkedIn and you can really tell when someone has put a great deal of thought into their profile. The last thing you want to see as a recruiter is a profile that’s been poorly put together or is way out of date. This doesn’t mean you’re aContinue reading “Work on your LinkedIn profile.”

Don’t talk too much in interviews.

I couldn’t tell you the amount of times I’ve interviewed a candidate and they’ve literally talked themselves out of a job. It’s one of the biggest let downs when interviewing. You have a great CV in front of you, the experience is spot on, and then… you can’t get a word in edge-ways. Or worseContinue reading “Don’t talk too much in interviews.”

Should I use a recruiter in my job search?

No, recruiters are all terrible! If the sarcasm wasn’t clear, I’m joking. Being on LinkedIn everyday though, you’d be forgiven if you thought this actually was the case. Pretty much everyday there’s a post about how a recruiter messed around a candidate in some way, shape or form. In this blog I’m going to cutContinue reading “Should I use a recruiter in my job search?”

Should you lie in an interview?

TLDR, No. Interviews are a chance to show why you are the best candidate for the job and you could be forgiven for ‘overselling yourself.’ I mean, you’ve found this amazing company, with a great manager and it’s the role you’ve been looking for. You want to do everything you possibly can to get theContinue reading “Should you lie in an interview?”

Tell me about yourself?

So, I stumbled across a YouTube video the other day giving advice on this question and it got me thinking. It got me thinking that there’s some very dated advice out there and that I really hope people don’t take it on. Now, I’m not going to name and shame as I don’t want thisContinue reading “Tell me about yourself?”

What’s your current salary?

This is a question we’ve all been asked at some point – and if you’re just entering the job market, you’ll most certainly be asked during your career. And, quite rightly, we feel a little bit uncomfortable about it. In fact, some countries have outlawed anyone asking this question at all! Why are you beingContinue reading “What’s your current salary?”

What’s your biggest weakness?

The question we all love to hate. If we don’t have a a pre-prepared answer for this question our minds go into overdrive. If you tell them a real weakness then that shows you’re flawed – and not absolutely perfect for the job. If you say you have no weaknesses – they now know they’reContinue reading “What’s your biggest weakness?”