All posts written by William Hicks

The worst job ads ever

It’s tough, writing job ads these days. On the one hand you have to attract your ideal candidate. On the other you must offend no-one, and expect a barrage of mockery and abuse from bloggers if you make any mistakes or try a little bit too hard to be entertaining. Even worse, if you allow the slightest whiff of discrimination.
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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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Seven telephone interview shockers

Making a fool of yourself during a telephone interview is one of the most mortifying things you can do – especially if the “you” are the interviewer, and not the interviewee. It’s bad enough in a live face-to-face situation – but then at least you have the chance and the body language to backtrack and make a joke of it.  Much.
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