Job Hunting 101

Hate Mondays? You don’t have to settle…

Welcome to 2020! Are you heading back to work today with a solid case of Monday Blues? Underpaid, underappreciated or maybe just bored? Perhaps you are looking for your first employment or getting back on the wagon. Whatever your circumstances it always pays to keep an eye out for employment opportunities- sometimes the grass truly is greener! 

In 2017 I began job hunting for a complete change of career. After a few hours of initial effort the recruiters were coming to me! The world has moved on from the days of scouring a newspaper, by connecting with the right recruitment agencies and using the right apps job hunting can be a breeze . I was in a comfortable position and found myself turning down at least 3 job opportunities per week whilst I waited for the one.

Today I’m going to take you through a few basics of job hunting- but please note; some points made in this post will be UK specific and assume you are not in major financial difficulty. Continue reading “Job Hunting 101”

How To- Dress For A Successful Interview

Appearance could be the deciding factor between an offer or a rejection, here’s my advice on how to dress for success at interview..

What you wear to an interview can be equally as important as what you say, the wardrobe choices you make a silent statement to your interviewer. You could answer every question perfectly and be ideal for the position but don’t forget…

THIS IS A COMPETITION!

If other candidates match you point for point then appearance could be the deciding factor between an offer or a rejection.

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How To- Prepare For An Interview

Maximize your chances of successfully gaining the employment you seek.

Interviewing is one of the many responsibilities in my role as a manager. In my career thus far as an applicant I’ve attended eleven interviews in person and taken two over the phone with an 85% success rate.

As an interviewer I’ve conducted over fifty in the past twelve months at a hire rate of 40%. According to my HR associate I have the most rigorous screening process as well as being the most difficult manager (out of the six of us) to impress.

I’m going to share what I’ve learned about the interview process through my experiences as an applicant, employee and employer. Some of these points may seem obvious and I really hope they are, but since each of us have access to different resources perhaps mine can teach you something new.

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