Posts tagged “Interview Advice”

6 steps to making the perfect first impression

They say that making a good first impression is everything when it comes to winning over the affections of a new acquaintance. Make the wrong first impression – especially in a recruitment environment – and you could lose that job opportunity before you can say “I’ve lost that job opportunity”. The thing about a first impression is that you only get one chance to make it - and you don’t get long to do it either. In fact, it’s debated that [...]

A guide to answering interview trick questions

Behavioural interviews use probing questions to illuminate your past behaviours and to identify your similar future performances. This question pierces right to the core. It may be difficult to maneuver your way around as you strive to remain genuine and honest in your answer. The interviewer is basically asking what kind of employee you are, and trying to decipher if you will be a good fit within their team. My favourite behavioural interview question is: What is the biggest misconception [...]

7 tips to nail an interview

Job interviews can often be terrifying. There’s a huge difference between reading someone’s qualifications on a resume and meeting them for the first time. And so, there are a lot of helpful tips out there on what kind of questions to expect, how best to answer them, as well as how you should dress. So, we’ve decided to offer further assistance with some tips that are often overlooked by job hunters. But, in reality, they can sometimes make all the [...]

When, why and how to write a thank you note

You’ve just breathed a sigh of relief. Coming out of the office following an interview, you thought you did well. You’ve marketed yourself well. You kept your answers short and sweet. And you looked the part. But this first step isn't over yet. You still need to write and send a thank you note to your interviewer. However minor it may sound, this simple note helps to reaffirm your interest in the position and the organization, and it leaves a [...]