INTERVIEWADVICE

  • Nailing a Second Round Interview

    Congratulations on making it to the second round interview, all your hard work researching and prepping for interview number one has paid off!

  • Why didn't I get an interview?

    If you’ve applied for the job of your dreams, but haven’t made it through to interview, you may be asking yourself what went wrong. This can be a frustrating and upsetting situation, but it can also be a useful experience that you can learn from and develop for the next application.

  • 4 Public Speaking Tips That Will Increase Your Interview Success Rate

    In a competitive and tough job market, these public speaking tips will increase your interview success rate.

  • How to answer: "Do You Have Any Questions For Us?"

    At this stage of an interview the temptation can be to either escape as soon as you can or ask something clichéd about the organisation's training and development plans.

  • IMPORTANT INTERVIEW TIPS FOR NEWLY QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANTS

    When you’ve finally qualified as an Accountant, and all the hard work is about to pay off, it’s nerve-wracking to consider your first interview. When you’ve been training for a specific role, interviewing for positions once you are qualified may feel overwhelming, but your efforts will be rewarded if you take the time to prepare yourself and give your best to the interview ahead.

  • The simple interview question that most people fail

    SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF?It's so obvious, but people rarely prepare for it. They are on-message, on-personal brand, on all their numbers and matrices, but can't cope with a simple quasi-personal question.

  • How to Succeed in a Group Interview

    Group interviews can be daunting, particularly for the more introverted character.

  • Worst interview errors: How not to impress a new employer!

    WORST INTERVIEW ERRORS: HOW NOT TO IMPRESS A NEW EMPLOYER!You’ve done the hardest bit, you’ve got through the applications on paper stage and you’ve secured yourself an interview for a job you really want.

  • 3 Things You Must Do Before Your Next Skype Interview

  • Perfecting the Telephone Interview Technique

    Interviews are often a long process of multiple stages, and more and more employers are turning to the phone interview to help select the best candidates to progress to the next stage.

  • Skills You Should Highlight in Every Answer

    When we hear the word skills, many of us will immediately think of hard skills, such as proficiency in Photoshop or the ability to speak French. It can be easy to make the mistake of thinking that employers are more interested in hard skills, but in reality, soft skills are equally important.

  • The Secrets of Interview Success (Part 1)

    Your CV has done its job. Now only the interview lies between you and the role you are after. You want to do a great interview, but fear you will dissolve into a mumbling nervous wreck.

  • Job Interviews: Likability equals employability

    You MUST build rapport with the interviewer! So, here are some simple tips to help you.

  • How to nail a Competency-based interview

    Most interviews today are competency-based. It’s a phrase that can be confusing. Simply put, a competency is an important skill or attribute that is required to do a job effectively. Whilst you will also be asked questions concerning your strengths, motivations and ambitions during a competency-based interview, competency assessment will be the core component.

  • 5 things to avoid during job interviews

    It’s rare that I meet an interviewee being themselves during an interview. Most interviewees go into “interview mode”, which basically means they become rigid, formal and awkward. This is a dangerous game, as interviewers need to assess personality and organisational fit during an interview.

  • Most Common Interview Questions

    We have outlined below some ofthemost popular interview questions you are going to come across. Find out what the employer is really asking, and follow our guidelines to help you prepare a strong response.

  • Perhaps this is why you are failing at job interviews

    During an interview most job seekers place 100% of their focus on ensuring they sell relevant skills and experience. Yes, I agree, this is extremely important. Interviewers want to know that you’ve got the ability, experience and qualifications to do their job. However, there are two other important factors they’ll be assessing - your genuine interest and your personality fit. Ignoring these key areas will cost you important job offers.

  • Competency Based Interviews

    Most job seekers fear competency based interviews, but I think they’re easier to navigate than traditional interviews. A critical component for success is an in-depth understanding of the STAR technique.

  • Should I Follow up?

    Some tips on best practices forfollowing upafter a bigjob interview.

  • Tips To Calm Your Fears And Beat Job Interview Anxiety

    Plenty ofjobcandidates get nervous in the hot sea. Here are some tips that show you how to remaincool,calmand collected throughout your job interview.

  • The Dos and Donts of dressing for a job interview

    ‘What should I wear?’ is a question every candidate will ask before aninterview. Even if you’ve been through numerous successful interview processes, you will find yourself questioning your clothing choices.

  • Interview Preparation Cheat Sheet

    There is one saying that’s very true for job interviews - “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. I encourage all job seekers to prepare thoroughly for interviews.

  • Interview Checklist

    Before you attend your interview, run through our checklist to prepare.Before you go for that interview make sure you...

  • Communicate Connect and Convince

    There are three key areas an interviewer is assessing during interview – Can you do the job? Do you want the job? And, finally, are you a fit for the team/organisation?We have examined each of these areas in more detail. Focus on addressing these three areas and you’ll improve your job interview results.

  • Panel interviews demystified

    Facing a panel or group interview? Top career coach Carmel Morrissey offers some essential preparation tips.

  • Interview insights - how actions speak louder than words

    Top career coach Carmel Morrissey on how what you don't say in an interview can be more important than what you do.

  • Perfecting your elevator pitch

    Career coach Carmel Morrissey of Clearview Coaching explains the importance of preparing your elevator pitch prior to any job interview.

  • Talk me through your CV

    Talk me through your CV is a question that is almost guaranteed to come up at interview. It is a fantastic opportunity to prove to the interviewer that you are the right fit in terms of your experience and skill set.

  • What are your salary expectations

    In the current climate, this is a hugely important question, it is essential not to overprice or under price yourself, you ask for too much and you could ruin your chances, ask for too littleand you could end up frustrated that you could have gotten more or judged under qualified because it's too low.

  • How to win in interview by stepping into an Employers Shoes

    Have you ever left an interview thinking “I could have done much better “or “ I wish I could do that interview again” ? In the current economic climate we cannot control the availability of roles, whoisshortlisted or indeed who gets the job, however, we can control how we come across ininterview.

  • Facing your Facebook Account at Interview

    So you have gotten the interview, you answered the questions well and feeling confident -thenyour interviewer asks you for your password to Facebook.

  • How to succeed in a group interview

    Group interviews are a popular way for employers to assess a large number of applicants in a cost effective and timely manner. They’re often used so to determine qualities such as communication/ influencing / leadership skills and are a good way to test how well job applicants will behave in a stressful environment.

  • You will fail at job interview if

    1. You lack focus - Most job seekers ignore the interviewer. You won’t get hired if you ignore the interviewers’ requirements.

  • Funny Interview moments

    Humour and interviews don’t often go hand in hand. But in the spirit of the Christmas season, we would like to share some amusing interview moments with you to help you end your year on a happy note……………

  • Researching a company

    In any interview, the one question you can be guaranteed is “What do you know about our company?” Answering this question well, can help differentiate you from other job applicants and will place you as someone who wants to fitin totheir corporate culture.

  • Common Interview Questions and Answers

    This month’s article will continue the theme from the last few months and explore other commonly asked interview questions. We’ll reveal what lies behind each question and guide you on how to best respond.

  • Dealing with Silence in Interviews

    What do you do when the flow of conversation comes to a grinding halt in an interview? It’s very easy to feel the weight of silence and the impulse to fill the gap can be hard to overcome.

  • 5 Tips for dealing with the Overqualified issue

    These days in order to get back into the job market, many people are applying for roles that don’t require their level of experience and qualifications. In this situation, how do you avoid running the risk of being overlooked in the recruitment process and rejected on the basis of being overqualified?

  • Most popular competency based Interview Questions and how to answer them

    Fashion touches every aspect of our lives – our latest phone model, hair style, colours we wear, music we buy…. The recruitment sector is no different and is subject to “what’s hot and what’s not”. So what are the latest interview trends and how do you best adapt your style to beat the competition?

  • Top 5 Interview Questions

    There are many questions every jobseeker should be ready for, no matter what the position. Many are very common, yet they're also the ones that pose the greatest challenge when you're sitting in the hot seat, especially if you haven't fully prepared a response.

  • 10 Things you should never say in an interview

    1. I’ve no weaknesses If you are asked the weaknesses question, never answer by saying you have none. Firstly, it is a lie and secondly the interviewer will only see you as arrogant.

  • Understanding and communicating your product - ME

    There are many important ingredients required for successful job hunting. One key ingredient is the ability to understand and effectively communicate your product. Job seekers must work to enhance their ability to sell themselves effectively. Inability to master this will result in missed job opportunities and rejection

  • Tell me about yourself?

    This is a hugely popular interview question and at first glance looks little more than an “ice breaker”. In reality it’s probably one of the more challenging questions asked as it’s not immediately obvious what the interviewer is looking for. What do you focus on - your professional or personal life? How much detail should you give? How long should your answer be?

  • Interviewing A-Z

    For anyone who watches the Apprentice on Monday night it might put the fear of God into you regarding doing well at interview. Remember that was part of an entertainment show so in reality interviews work quite differently and are rarely as harsh.

  • Tips for Overcoming Shyness

    Most of us, if we are honest would like to feel more self confident. For some, it is situation specific, like interviews or delivering presentations, for others it is more general. Whilst shyness can be an endearing quality, excessive shyness can seriously impede us in our careers and relationships.

  • Graduate Interviews

    As the jobs market is showing no sign of an upturn, graduates can no longer rely on strong academic grades to land their first job. A greater supply of graduates has resulted in employers being more demanding in their requirements. They are now looking for strong interpersonal skills and a sharp, polished interview performance. Understanding what employer is looking for and matching your background to their needs is the first step on this journey.

  • Top Ten Telephone Interviews Tips

    Telephone interviews have increased in popularity over the past twelve months and are regularly used as a selection tool for first round interviews. Whilst they share many features of the traditional interview, they have their own unique characteristics and understanding these will help you maximise your performance.

  • Top Five Interview Tips

    In the days running up to a job interview, knowing how to most effectively prepare for your meeting can be challenging.

  • Behavioural Interview Questions

    80% of HR Managers use them so it's time to ask if you know how to answer Behavioural Interview questions?