The one thing graduates should look for in an employer.

A lot of graduates tend to ignore the one thing they should be looking for in their first employer.

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.”

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 The last thing you want to see as a recruiter is a profile that’s been poorly put together or is way out of date.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 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?”

Take, don’t just give in an interview.

Too many times I’ve been an interviewer and the candidate has sat there and answered every question I’ve asked them… and they’ve not asked a single question back. Candidates; please remember, although you’re the one being interviewed make sure you do some interviewing yourself. What does this mean? The person sitting in front of youContinue reading “Take, don’t just give in an interview.”