So, do you have any questions for us? The answer to this is always… Yes! Questions show you’re interested in the role, they show you’re doing your own due diligence and they show that you know interviews are a two-way street. If you don’t have any questions it shows you’re not particularly interested in theContinue reading “Questions you should be asking in an interview”
Category Archives: Interview Advice
‘Coffee chats’ and Informational Interviews (Networking for introverts continued)
What should you discuss when meeting someone you’ve approached after your networking efforts?
Smash your phone interview.
Set yourself up right to get past the phone interview.
How to communicate effectively in an interview.
A short, practical summary of techniques you can use to elevate your communication skills in an interview.
How do I prepare for a video interview? Pt. 2
Welcome back to part 2 of ‘How do I prepare for a video interview?’ As promised, today I’m going to blast through a bunch of ideas that a lot of people overlook whilst preparing for a video interview. Today you’ll find hints and tips that are so easy to get right. But when you get themContinue reading “How do I prepare for a video interview? Pt. 2”
How do I prepare for a video interview? Pt. 1
Today, we’re talking about video interviews. Someone quite rightly commented on my last article that, right now, it’s all about video interviews. For nearly a year now, we’ve been stuck behind our screens. And, for what looks like the foreseeable future, you’ll have to work out a way to navigate these to get your dreamContinue reading “How do I prepare for a video interview? Pt. 1”
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?”
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.”