Posts tagged with ‘interviews’

Interview advice: Understanding the interviewee

#TheElevatorPitchHiring managers and recruiters can conduct hundreds of interviews between having to go through the experience as a candidate themselves. So naturally, it’s easy to forget how it feels to sit on the other side of the table. Our latest TEI Report focuses on the problems facing interviewees, and uses totaljobs research to provide tips to help.
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How to boost your employability skills

How to boost your employability skillsEntry-level candidates make up a large slice of the jobs market. There tends to be a lack of relevant skills and experience amongst jobseekers, which means employers are struggling to recruit. Finding candidates who’ve got what it takes is key. By improving your employability skills, you can bag yourself a great job. Take a look at some of the ways entry-level candidates.
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Top 5 recruiter mistakes

recruiter mistakesThere is a lot of pressure on candidates to always put their best foot forward. Just do a quick search and you’ll find lots of tips aimed at jobseekers explaining how to succeed in interviews and giving advice for dealing with those silly mistakes that hurt employment prospects. But recruiters have just as much responsibility when it comes to interviews. But.
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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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Video interview horror stories

horrendous-video-interviewChances are you already use video interviews as part of your recruitment or will do very soon. A 2012 survey from the staffing service Office Team asked more than 500 human resources managers about their use of video interviews, and nearly one in three uses them “very often.” And just as likely, you will have had your very own horror story using.
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Do video interviews work?

Do-video-interviews-workGone are the days when recruiters needed to sweat over a stack of CVs, agonising over which candidates to invite in for interview. Nowadays, before you commit to meet a candidate face-to-face, you can screen them on the telephone, via email or – more recently – by assessing them using a video interview. Video interviews can be conducted in two ways.
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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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Phillip Hodson talks ‘creative visualisation’

It is common knowledge that any important task in life requires a certain amount of planning and self-belief to generate a successful outcome. Conducting a smooth, insightful and informative recruitment interview that gets the most out of an interviewee is no exception to the rule. If you have negative preconceptions about the interview and lack clarity of thought before it.
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Phillip Hodson stresses the importance of ‘synchronicity’ in interviews

Starting an interview late can unsettle your candidate and leave them thinking that your company is unprofessional. In order to conduct a smooth-running and precise interview it is recommended that you prepare key areas of discussion with time guidelines for each. It is also a good idea to provide a round-up of the main exchanges before concluding the interview on.
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Unusual interview questions that will save you from boring interviews

You’ve had to ask the same bogstandard questions a million times – what are your strengths, where do you see yourself in five years, why do you want to work here? So far, so average. But what about asking some more unusual interview questions to change it around a bit? You can use some of these slightly off-the-wall questions to gauge.
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