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What you say at interview is important, we all know that. But your body language can also reveal a lot about who you really are. Potential employers in Brighton and interview panels know what to look out for. You may be saying all the right things and ticking the proper verbal boxes, but if your body is saying something completely different it can quickly put the mockers on any chance of getting that job.   Here are our...
Interviewing for a job is a stressful process, not only do you need to be able to present yourself in a way that makes people want to employ you, but in doing so, you will be competing with other people who have a very similar set of experiences as you, career wise at least. This put together means that you need to do absolutely everything that you can to stand out during your interview. But how can you do these? To help you figure it...
More and more job posts and interviews involve giving some kind of presentation to the panel. This is particularly true if you’re going for a position that requires leading a team or talking to clients.   While a number of factors will determine whether you get that job or not, doing well in the presentation is important. Here are some quick tips for getting it right on interview day.   Plan Your Presentation...
We’ve all done it. You get to the interview, think you’ve done well and then get a call or letter politely telling you that you were unsuccessful. Most of us tend to brush it off and get on with life. There are plenty more jobs in Brighton to apply for. Taking a step back and looking at that last interview a lot more closely, however, can help you improve your performance and increase the likelihood that you’ll...
More and more companies nowadays are looking to reduce their costs when it comes to recruiting new staff. With better technology, carrying out phone and video interviews is common place and is something prospective candidates need to get a handle on and become comfortable with. If you’ve never had a phone or Skype interview, it can seem a little daunting the first time. Here are our top tips for giving yourself a better chance:...
So you’ve found the perfect job, and you’ve read our How to write a winning cover letter post and won yourself through to the interview stage . You’re nervous - fair enough - but you want to make sure you ace it and land the job. Where do you start? The single most important thing before going to an interview is to be prepared. This encompasses every aspect of the task before you. Be prepared around the company. Be...
We’ve all been there: you’re sitting in an interview and get a question you weren’t ready for. It can be easy to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. But if you go in with a list of things not to say - in any circumstance - then at least you can avoid something you’ll dwell on afterwards. Here are five starters, but you should definitely add your own.   1. They didn’t really like...
Some say the hardest part of job applications is getting to the interview stage, whilst others think that the challenges start once you’re in that room. If you’re the latter, then you might find it helpful to read our tips below on how to give a good interview.   Do Your Research In out post ‘ What Should I Write In A Cover Letter? ’ we referred to the idea of giving a presentation without proper...