Posts tagged with ‘interview advice’

How to avoid lying in interviews

how to avoid lying in interviewsWe’re always stressing the importance of honesty to jobseekers, especially when it comes to their CVs and interviews. But how often do recruiters stray into the world of embellishment and exaggeration in order to secure that perfect person for a role? Withholding information regarding a job or misrepresenting responsibilities and expectations will damage your reputation and lose candidates’ trust. It’s a.
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My first interview – recruiter edition

firs-interviewIt is not only the candidate who needs to be prepared for an interview – recruiters have to know both what they want from a candidate and how they are going to get it. Interviewing is a technique that needs to be developed and refined – changing to suit the candidate and uncover information that may not lie on the surface. We.
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Preparing for a video interview

video-interviewsHow splendid that technology has brought us far enough that we can video interview candidates anywhere in the world via the internet? Naturally this is much more personal interaction than a phone call and of course it should be noted that it is a huge advantage to actually be able to SEE the candidate that you could potentially be putting.
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Interview questions you thought you could ask, but can’t

questions-you-cant-askRecruiters may feel that by asking personal interview questions they are making an exceptional effort to find the very best candidate, someone who will never let an employer down. But sometimes, what seems like due diligence strays into illegal territory, especially if you ask banned questions. Do this and you risk a tribunal. Individuals and workers are protected by law against.
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Giving negative feedback to candidates

For recruiters an interview is routine; for a candidate it’s a high-stress and potentially life changing event. Interviewer feedback is therefore very important. Sometimes it’s excellent, but many candidates say that it is frequently either non-existent or unhelpful. Unhelpful feedback falls into several categories:   1. Bland Often a variant on “we met other people who fit the job better”. This may be untrue,.
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Is it worth testing candidates pre-interview?

Pre interview testingIf you’ve got a daunting list of likely contenders for a vacancy, then a spot of pre-testing to determine whether it’s worth inviting them to an interview is clearly efficient. Let’s face it, weeding out those who don’t have the skills and personality to do the job at an early stage will save you a lot of time later. It also.
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Turning a nightmare interview into a winner

Job interviews are highly-charged slabs of social interaction; the stakes are high, emotions are engaged, everyone is stressed, and if things go wrong they can go very wrong indeed.  Failure to spot warning signs can have dire consequences – a bit like failing to notice a smouldering cigarette end in a fireworks factory. These examples show how quick action, or.
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The most boring interview questions

Recruiting a crack candidate is a tough process, and for many of you the interview stage can be as nerve-wracking as it is for the jobseeker. Worry not, however. If you are a recruiter who finds interviewing and assessing the ability of candidates challenging, we have an excellent solution. Simply make it easy for yourself by sneaking in so many.
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Phillip Hodson explains how to enter ‘the zone’

Getting the most out of an interview requires you to have a focused mind and a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve during the process. During the hiring stage, in order to perform at peak level, it is a good idea to clear your thoughts and use breathing techniques beforehand to refocus and enter ‘the zone’. Psychology expert Phillip.
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Phillip Hodson talks smiling in interviews

Interviews can create an anxious situation for some candidates, so acting insincere or disinterested can disrupt the interviewee further and spoil their chance to show off their potential – plus they probably won’t want to work for you if you come across as a shady character! It is important to understand how to interview in a manner that allows the interviewee.
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