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10 ways to beat interview nerves »

Your palms are sweaty and your mouth is dry. You feel oddly clumsy and you can’t remember your own name, never mind why you’re the best person for the job. Don’t let nerves get the better of you. Try these tips to beat anxiety and impress at interview. 1. Phone a friend before you go […]

How to handle interview questions that you can’t answer »

Your mouth goes dry and your mind goes blank. The interviewer peers at you with a quizzical look. You ask them to repeat the question. Their look turns to bemusement and then annoyance. You still don’t have an answer – so what do you say? ‘Many candidates leave too much to chance, hoping that certain […]

How to answer brain-teaser interview questions »

Interview questions should be fair and designed to find out if you can do the job – but in reality, candidates can be asked some very odd things. While you can’t predict what questions you will be asked, you can prepare by developing a strategy for answering them. ‘Your answers might not reveal how well […]

6 new trends in interviews »

You might think interviews are pretty much standard. They ask you some questions – why do you want to work for the company, what skills can you bring and where do you see yourself in five years’ time – and you do your best to come across as confident, knowledgeable and personable without doing or […]

6 ways to ruin your career »

At a past job, I worked with a nightmare of a client. My team members and I would often forward her “nasty-gram” emails to each other, commenting about her awfulness. After one particularly snippy email from said client, my colleague accidently replied all instead of forwarding the email, letting the client know just what he […]

Tips for telephone interviews »

Employers are increasingly using telephone interviews, both as a quick screening process to check candidates against a set of criteria, and in place of standard face-to-face meetings. If you’re invited to take part in a full-length phone interview, you’ll need to prepare as thoroughly as you would normally. In addition, because you won’t be able […]

11 ways to help your job search in 5 minutes »

Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder writer  You might have heard the saying, “Looking for a job is a full-time job.” Although a job search needs a lot of attention and focus, it doesn’t need to take up your entire day.  If you have a few minutes to spare while you’re sitting on the train or having a […]

Illegal Interview Questions »

Honesty might be the best policy when it comes to interviews but that doesn’t mean you should divulge personal information just because it’s asked. In fact, there are some questions that are illegal for an employer or recruitment agency to pose. With that in mind, here’s how to recognise when you’re asked an illegal question […]

Are you making one of these 8 detrimental interview mistakes? »

Job interviews are a lot like first dates. You dress in your most flattering clothes, smile a lot (but not so much that you’re creepy), you laugh at the right times, act interested, and try to make yourself sound interesting. Like first dates, interviews can go really well and leave you feeling like something amazing […]

Panel interview dos and don’ts »

Interviews can be nerve wracking, which is why it pays to practise and work on your technique, but when you’re faced with a whole panel of people, you need to adopt a different approach. Read on for our dos and don’ts guide. 1. DO: Establish rapport but keep it formal As with any interview, part […]