Tag: Applications and interviews

Handling rejection

No one wants to be rejected but at some point in your job search it is bound to happen. How you react and what you do next are key factors in your future success. 1 Rejection at application stage: Most people are going to experience this.  You may get a polite “thanks but no thanks”…

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Psychometric Tests

Recently we have had a lot of enquires about psychometric tests and how best to prepare for these tests so I thought it would be a good basis for my next blog post. What are psychometric tests? Psychometric tests are used by employers to assess your aptitude and overall personality. They are used as part…

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At the assessment centre

Team “Kitty” didn’t assign a time keeper for their group exercise. Their brainstorming session went on a little longer than planned and they completely missed the tea break. What you need to know about assessment centres! This may be the first time the employer has seen you in person, and they will be testing how…

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What to wear at interview?

After exploring all the outfit choices in the wardrobe Frances decided that although the summer florals were on trend they were perhaps not the best interview options. Basic black had always worked before, but was it too dull? If you are struggling with what you should wear for an interview here are some pointers. Before…

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Tailoring your CV

This next statement comes with a health warning especially for those with heart problems or those of a nervous disposition. There is no such thing as a general CV. OK, take a seat and a deep breath, tailoring your CV to every job you apply for really isn’t that scary. Although tailoring your CV for…

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Skype and telephone interviews

Frances wasn’t sure her Skype interview was going well. Was it something about her posture? This last academic year 2011/12 we have seen a massive increase in the amount of  first interviews being conducted by phone and recently by Skype. It’s a quick and effective way for recruiters to have an initial chat to you…

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