Category: interviews

How to nail the interview.

How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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How to Prepare for an Interview

Written by Samantha Meredith, Talent Aquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent-A-Car What is the old saying ‘to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail?’ I am sure that this is also the case with interviewing. As a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, I can separate a well-prepared candidate from a #winging-it candidate in a matter …

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Build your problem-solving skills

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Depending on the job you apply for, the interviewing process can be different. For some positions, you could be asked a series of practical questions or to solve a problem right there and then. You might be nervous because of the whole process, and under pressure, you might go blank.

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Preparing to impress at interviews

What to expect How to prepare what to say How to answer the questions with confidence Creating the right first impression Preparing questions for the interviewer Preparing how to say it Keeping the nerves under control! What to do next What to expect Being invited for an interview might turn your legs to jelly but …

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What to wear to an interview

Written by Simon Howarth, a graduate from the University of Leeds, writing on behalf of House of Fraser. “It doesn’t matter if you’re interviewing for a university or college position, or applying for internships and jobs, if you’re clothes aren’t comfortable it will make you feel uncomfortable. Even the most immaculately dressed interviewee will come …

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