Go Back To Basics For Interviews

Go Back To Basics For Interviews

At a time when so much of the job search, application, selection and interview process is online and technology-driven, why would anyone consider 'old school' as having any relevance? Isn't your ability to master a 'Tinder for jobs' app sure-fire proof of your suitability for the job?

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Are Structured Interviews Dead?

Are Structured Interviews Dead?

Structured Interviews have been the mainstay of the interview process for a long time. But what other types of interviews can candidate expect - and prepare for? And are reports of the demise of the standard interview accurate?

The Structured Interview

The classic structured interview is one in which the same set of questions is asked of you – and of other candidates. The 'same questions, same order' format allows for an interviewer to assess each candidate by the same set of impartial criteria.

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HCA Interview questions, answers, tips

HCA Interview questions, answers, tips

Preparing for and succeeding in your next Health Care Assistant job interview is no different to any successful job interview - prepare thoroughly (and dress smartly and be on time). This article provides you with some insights and tips on how to sail through the HCA interview.

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A Career in Radiography

A Career in Radiography

There are two types of radiographer. A Diagnostic Radiographer using x-rays and other forms of imaging equipment such as ultrasound machines in order to diagnose injuries and illnesses. A Therapeutic Radiographer manages, cares and supports patients undergoing radiotherapy. Generally found in hospitals, but also in private clinics, radiographers also interpret the images and formulate treatment plans.

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Apprenticeships - Learn while you Earn

Apprenticeships - Learn while you Earn

We’re a bit late to the party, since National Apprenticeship Week was in early March, but we wanted to take a fresh look at apprenticeships in 2017.

Apprenticeships are rightly billed as ‘learn while you earn’. And given how university tuition fees continue to rise, a debt-free education is one of the reasons apprenticeships are more popular than ever in 2017.

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Jobs for 16 year olds

Jobs for 16 year olds

Working as a 16 year old is as much about what you’re allowed to do than what you want to do. While it's tempting to try to work as much as possible, for obvious reasons you’re limited by the law. For example, you’re not allowed to work before 7am or after 7pm or during school hours. Besides national laws there are also local by-laws that may restrict employment. The national minimum wage for under 18s is set £4.00 an hour; this goes up to £4.05 from April 1st, 2017).

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How To Assess Company Culture In Your Job Search

How To Assess Company Culture In Your Job Search

When you’re looking for a job, there might be situations where you are told that you either ‘fit’ or ‘don’t fit’ a company. But what does it actually mean to fit a company’s culture and how can you best assess it? 

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How to answer the 'What is your greatest weakness?' interview question

How to answer the 'What is your greatest weakness?' interview question

You know it’s coming. You had hoped the interviewers share the same sentiment as you do: that it’s a silly question which needs to be consigned to the dustbin of interview questions. But with monotonous inevitability it rears it’s head in every interview you’ve ever had. Could be the interviewer has always wanted to ask it, just to see the interviewee squirm.

Nevertheless, pleading the 5th Amendment when the question comes up won’t cut it. Your options really are threefold:

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NQT Teaching Jobs Tips

NQT Teaching Jobs Tips

Before we share our tips on how to survive and thrive as an NQT, let's define a NQT. A Newly Qualified Teacher is a teacher who has recently acquired their teaching qualifications and who is undertaking an induction programme; the induction is a bridge between the training and the career. The induction process involves observations and assessments, and needs to be passed in order to fully qualified. But what tips might there be for a NQT?

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5 tips for a successful digital marketing job interview

5 tips for a successful digital marketing job interview

What do you need to succeed in your digital marketing executive interview? Here are some tips to get you started.

Relax

If your pulse isn't racing a bit, you're too relaxed. But don't get too tense - it's an interview, not an interrogation.

Know your CV

Prepare by getting a friend to interview you, with a brief to look for the gaps in your CV and quiz you. And to get specifics about your broader claims. ‘Raised profile of company’ says nothing specific about what you did. Get specific. Prepare yourself for the difficult questions.

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