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Top Tips: How to impress in your video interview

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By Karen Young, Director of Hays Accountancy & Finance Rapidly changing circumstances and investment in digital transformation in recent times means our workforce is working more remotely and more flexibly than it ever has before. This is adapting hiring and application processes and the emergence of video interviews is a significant part of this. There […]

Do women struggle to articulate their thoughts during interviews?

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It’s never easy in an interview to explain your thoughts and ideas, the added pressure of making sure not to say the wrong thing can often leave you leaving feeling frustrated. New research suggests that women struggle more to articulate their thoughts during interviews.  Research released today has found six in ten women struggle to […]

How to know if you had a good job interview

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Walking out on an interview doesn’t always leave you with a sense of certainty. Outside of the recruiter giving you a sly smile or declaring you hired on the spot, it can be hard to judge how an interviewer is feeling when it comes to bringing you into their company without asking for feedback. Fortunately, […]

3 tips for writing a thank you letter following an interview

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Employers will likely see many faces come and go when they’re looking for a new hire, so following up after an interview is a key factor in making yourself stand out. One important step to take immediately is to send a thank you letter that re-enforces your enthusiasm for the role. Here are some tips […]

Interviewers throw ‘curveball’ questions to throw off candidates

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Is it okay to snitch on a co-worker? What tree do you resemble most? If you could have dinner with anyone in the world who would it be, and why? These are the curveball questions employers are using to throw off candidates, according to new research. A new study by GoDaddy polled 1,000 recent graduates […]

3 interview questions you want to ask but shouldn’t

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Asking questions at an interview is essential; after all, you want to find out just as much about the company as they want to know about you. However, there are some questions you simply shouldn’t ask, according to The Muse. Here are three to avoid, along with alternative queries that make you sound like the […]

4 steps to take before an interview

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In addition to brushing up on your interview skills and dressing for success, there are a few simple things you can do to prepare. Recruitment site Glassdoor recommends these four easy steps that can help you get ready. Set a calendar note straight away Once your potential employer has confirmed the date and time of […]

App of the week: Charlie

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Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we get briefed on our meeting attendees with Charlie. An intro to Charlie Your big […]

5 ways to use an interview to spot a bad boss

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Personal assistants are possibly more susceptible to the wrath of a terrible boss than any other member of staff, simply due to the nature of their professional relationship. That’s why it’s important to use your interview to get a feel for your potential manager’s personality. Here are some tips from Glassdoor to help you spot […]

8 questions you should ask at a job interview

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It’s important to remember that a job interview is a two-way conversation; you need to extract information from your potential employer as much as they need to learn about you. While you’re practising your answers to their questions, it’s important to have a few of your own in mind. Here are the eight questions you […]

Recruiters reveal ‘arrogance’ as the biggest turn off when interviewing candidates

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Candidates on the hunt for new jobs are being warned by recruiters not to cross the line from confidence to arrogance in their interviews. A survey of recruiters and employers in the UK, conducted by cloud-based online meeting platform LyteSpark found that more than two thirds (67%) find arrogance the biggest turn off when interviewing, […]

4 tips for writing an elevator pitch

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An elevator pitch is a quick introduction that provides others with information about who you are, what you do and what you have to offer. Its name refers to the amount of time you have to make a good first impression during a lift ride from reception to the manager’s office. Getting it right is […]

6 questions interviewers ask to test if you fit the company culture

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When it comes to preparing for an interview, we all know to brush up on speaking about our skills and experience. But a job interview is also designed to help both parties decide if their personality matches the organisation and vice versa. Here are six questions managers will ask you to test if you fit […]

Top tips to ace an interview

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You’ve followed all our advice on writing a stellar CV and you’ve landed an interview. Now what? Interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, even for the most confident person. Follow these top tips to keep your cool and impress your potential employer. Do your research The most important step you can take when preparing for […]

A guide to dressing for success

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Research shows that female job candidates are far more likely to be judged on their appearance than their male counterparts, so getting your wardrobe right as a woman is essential. Getting the balance between professional and fashionable is often a fine line. Luckily, the owners of luxury women’s business fashion brand Cecily have put together […]