A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.
A good interview. It’s not just about the words coming out of your mouth. All your non-verbal messages and body language will tell a story of their own, helping the interviewer make up their mind about you without you almost being aware of it. And they’ll be forming their first impression from the moment they walk towards you to shake hands.
Today is International Women's Day. It is a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first international women’s day was held in 1911 and we’ve come a long way since then. It’s quite a common question to ask why we still need International Women’s day in 2019 but the power balance (both in work and in life) is still male heavy and it’s great to take the opportunity to promote gender equality.
Let’s state the obvious. A job interview involves a lot more than just talking about yourself. You need to prepare. Yes, the interviewer is going to be thinking “can this person do this job?”, but they’re also considering whether you’ll fit in with the rest of the team and whether you’ve got the commitment to do it.
After six years with my previous company, I decided I needed a change and started to consider what I wanted from a future employer. There were many things I considered to be essential (the same as many candidates!) such as salary, opportunities for career development, training and a strong client portfolio. But the thing that was most important to me was the people that worked there, I had to believe in them.
We’ve all been told that building our own ‘brand’ is important for our own personal career development. The majority of us view building our ‘personal brand’ as low priority and fail to invest enough time and effort into developing this. Working in recruitment, I already develop my brand as a result of the number of candidates I place and the service I give to my clients, therefore, I didn’t think it needed to be developed further.