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24

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Jan
22
Joe McDermott | Job Interview Advice

Strengths Based Interview Success

Traditional interview formats are being ousted in favour of modern techniques by many organisations, especially those looking to recruit graduates. (more…)

Feb
17
Joe McDermott | Job Interview Advice

Questions at interview can take one of several forms. There may be open questions that really just invite you to talk so that the interviewer can gain an insight into your attitudes, thought processes, and communication skills. Competency and behavioural questions are now becoming the norm however many interviewers still favour the standard and traditional job interview questions such as “Tell me about yourself” and “Why should we hire you?” etc. (more…)

Dec
11
Joe McDermott | Employers
How can you work out what questions to ask in a job interview and which are the right ones at any given point?
Academics can break types of interviewing questioning down into hundreds of different categories and styles but this article will focus on the two main ways of phrasing a question. (more…)
Dec
10
Joe McDermott | Employers
As an employer, or a manager involved in the hiring process, it’s crucial that you are able to use your interviewing skills to find out exactly what you need to about the person sitting in front of you, and how they’ll fit into your organisation. But unless you are very lucky and were born a natural interviewer, it’s wise to invest in interview skills training or you could both be wasting your time. (more…)
Dec
10
Joe McDermott | Employers
For an employer the target outcome for a successful interview is to get all the information required to make the right decision – to choose the best person for the role. Key to all of this are the interviewer questions you must ask in the interview. (more…)
Dec
7
Joe McDermott | Employers
When it come to interviewing people for a job, getting the interview environment is crucial and there’s a lot that can be done to achieve the effect you are after.  Do you want to put people at ease or challenge them? Either way you need to get the right environment and plan interviews well in advance in order to achieve a successful outcome. (more…)
Dec
7
Joe McDermott | Employers
The key to successfully interviewing people for a job is to prepare properly in advance. Making sure that valuable time isn’t wasted interviewing unsuitable candidates comes down to diligent work behind the scenes beforehand.In this article we talk through some top tips to remember when interviewing people and give you some pointers as to how to prepare so as to achieve a successful outcome and hire the best person for the job. (more…)
Nov
30
Joe McDermott | News and Events
Media training is a vital skill to have currently with public speaking and tackling difficult situations part of every day life for most job applicants. (more…)
Nov
30
Joe McDermott | News and Events

From 1 October new laws were introduced to give agency workers similar rights in pay and benefits as their permanent colleagues.

As mentioned, there has been an increasing trend in employers taking on temporary and contract staff over the last couple of years presumably to avoid costly benefits such as sick leave and holiday payments. With an estimated 1.4 million agency workers in the UK this is a lot of savings. However this money saving technique is set to change from October with employers having to grant similar rights to all staff. (more…)