Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit. Here are six real-life examples from…

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Establishing a good rapport with someone you’ve just met can be a tough ask. Motivational speaker Tony Robbins provides insight into what’s involved: “Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.” Whatever else you have to offer, it’s going…

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When an interviewer asks if you have any questions at the end of a job interview, this is your chance to gain further information that will help you assess if this is the right role and organisation for you. It’s also a final opportunity to showcase your knowledge, reinforce your interest and suitability, and leave…

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Nothing says ‘Hire me’ like a polished interview outfit – think classic, tasteful and tailored, and you can’t go wrong. For men that often means a suit and tie, and for women a skirt/dress pants and blazer or dress. But dressing for an interview is not always so simple, and putting together a killer interview…

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Has anyone ever told you to “smile, it’s not that bad” when you thought you were looking perfectly pleasant? Maybe you have a nervous twitch or tic that you don’t even know about? When it comes to job interviews, you need to be aware of just what your body language is saying – because it…

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Are you preparing for a job interview and want to give yourself the best chance of getting an offer? Then you need to master the art of the interview with help from our interview preparation guide. Drawing on our extensive experience interviewing and placing candidates, combined with our understanding of organisations and what they seek,…

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When it comes to interviews, preparation is the key to your success. One of the most crucial steps to take before any interview is to anticipate common interview questions and think about how to approach them. How to answer interview questions Answering an interview question starts long before you enter the interview room. If you…

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The good news is that you made it through the first round of job interviews – congratulations! You obviously impressed and are a serious contender for the job. But now you face the hurdle of the second job interview. It’s time to seal the deal – you need to know what you’re in for and…

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You got an interview for a coveted job – congratulations, that means you were earmarked as a suitable candidate. But if you don’t wind up with a job offer, you have to ask yourself: what did I do wrong? There are many possible reasons for not getting a job offer, and it may simply be…

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Most people have a general understanding of how to prepare for an interview. Yet, it can be easy to overlook some of the details, especially if you’re feeling a bit nervous or you’re focusing on preparing for common interview questions. To help take some of the stress out of your prep, here’s a handy guide…

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