Job Interviews

Didn't Get The Job? How To Deal With Interview Rejection

Victoria McLean | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria McLean

There are few things more emotionally draining than job interviews. You put in so much preparation, you put yourself on the line to try and land the role, then there's the nerve-wracking wait afterwards to find out how you've done which is even more stressful.

How To Nail That All-Important Job Interview

Victoria McLean | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've crafted the perfect CV and cover letter and now you've managed to land a job interview. Congratulations! But having got this far in the journ...

Graduates - Why You Need The 'STAR' Technique For Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've spent three years (or more) studying, your degree's done, your CV's sparkling and you've landed your first job interview in your post-graduation life.

What Are The Worst Mistakes People Make In Job Interviews?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the worst mistakes people make in job interviews? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to ...

Heels Or Not, What You Wear Matters At Work And At Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Victoria McLean

Emulating your boss - to an extent, don't be creepy - in terms of dress is an unconscious way to win brownie points. Teams who work together often end up dressing in a similar manner and managers tend to be more aware of those who dress like them.

The Top 20 Worst Job Interview Questions - Why Do Employers Ask Them and How to Answer Them

Victoria McLean | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Ultimately - pause. Pausing is your friend - it gives you time to think and, importantly, the interviewer time to catch up. Think about why they are asking these bonkers questions, then answer strategically and show your true colours, use your brain and be yourself.

5 Smart Questions To Ask At Your Next Job Interview

Quora | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Quora

What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer? Raad Ahmed, CEO and founder of LawTrades.com answers. There are obvious benefits related ...

Seven Simple Steps To Finally Begin Your Career Following University

Phillip Krynski | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

You are petrified to join the "real world" workforce. You finished your degree and have all the necessary tools to look for a career, but your confide...

The 'Fateful 15' Part 3: Classic Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

James Reed | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK
James Reed

When it comes to interviews, some would have you believe that you'll be asked one of several hundred interview questions, all fundamentally different. My view is that there are a limited number of valid, distinct questions to contend with.

The 'Fateful 15' Part 2: Classic Interview Questions You Should Know How To Answer

James Reed | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

I've collected together these fifteen classic questions that you should definitely brush up on before your interview. I've chosen these questions part...

Seven Ways to Really Nail Your Next Job Interview

Matt Lacey | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Never turn up on time. Either get there an hour before or an hour after; that way they'll either think you're super-conscientious or a busy and important person. You'll carry through that confidence to the rest of the interview.

The 'Fateful 15' Pt.1: Classic Interview Questions you Should Know How to Answer

James Reed | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

No matter what you read elsewhere, I believe that there are only fifteen interview questions you need to worry about. Sure, there are hundreds of inte...

The Three Problems Facing the Charity Sector

Robbie Crow | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Robbie Crow

One of the most common questions that charitable organisations are asking future employees at interview is "what do you think are the biggest challenges facing the sector at the moment?". Yes, there are the answers that everyone gives, such as "we're just coming out of a recession. There is no money", but I like to think out of the box. Here are the answers I like to give.

'I'm Not Worth It' - Why Care Leavers Sabotage Opportunities

Gemma Pettman | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Gemma Pettman

Imagine you have been shortlisted for a job interview; it's the job you have set your heart on and one which potentially opens the door to your dream career. You have researched the company, re-read your CV, ironed your shirt and polished your shoes. Knowing that this could be a turning point, you would turn up for the interview, right?

The Popular Piece of Advice that Could Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

Marianne Stenger | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Mirroring involves subtly mimicking another person's body language or tone of voice. So if your interviewer scratches their nose, you might touch your chin, and if they cross their legs to the right, you'd cross yours the opposite way.

Think Your Job Interview Was Embarrassing? Think Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Under the pressure to perform, it's easy to say or do something a little out of the norm at job interviews. At the time, these embarrassing moments...

Use Your Best Dating Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

Our quest for finding the perfect job is no different. It is important we don't give up after a handful of duds and rejections - the right one is out there. Just like when you find love, once you find your dream job, you can be the happiest person ever.

Surely This Is The Worst Start Ever To A Job Interview

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

We’ve all been there. You’re on the way to work in a fragile mood, someone stands a bit too close to you on the Tube and you unleash the expletive...

Why I See a Future in Feedback

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Feedback. Yes, it's a big ask but it is also something that has the potential to transform young people's lives.

Five Common Job Interview Blunders You Don't Want to Make

Marianne Stenger | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Would you ever bring your dog to a job interview or use Google to find the answer to a tricky question? Or perhaps you like to practice your yoga poses to stay relaxed during interviews?

'Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful' - When Beauty Is Bad for You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Researchers based at the University of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Technology have just published a study which examines what they describe as a 'subtle form of sex discrimination', occurring when attractive women are discriminated against in job interviews, because they are pretty.

Two Adults Act Out A Kids' Pretend Job Interview, And It's Very Funny Indeed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Typical. You wait ages for one funny-slash-adorable lip sync video, and two come along at once. Yes, as well as bringing us these two children mimi...

The Three Unwritten Rules of Graduate Employment

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rajeeb Dey

With thousands of students graduating this summer I wanted to share three rules which you should and need to follow to insure that you rise above your peers and get your dream internship or secure your ideal graduate job.

Opening Your Oyster - Got the Degree, Now Get a Job!

John Watson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
John Watson

So here you are. The exams are here at last and soon, after long hard years, the education system will finally spit you out. You are on course for the degree you had hoped for and the horizon should be aglow with the gold of success. Alas, then, that across that gilded prospect there should fall the shadow of a cloud. This year, as always, many talented graduates will have difficulty in finding a job...

Positively Negative

Claire Frances | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

I truly believe if I'd listened to my own negativity, and if I'd not gone to see the agent, I'd never have got past the first interview stage. Instead, I decided to believe in my ability and as a result I got down to the final two - out of hundreds of applicants.