February 26, 2024
questioning the interviewer - questions to ask at the end of an interview

What questions should you ask at the end of an interview?

When asking employers for feedback as to how they selected their preferred candidate in a closely run interview contest, the answer often comes down to the quality of questions asked at the end of the interview.  Yet whilst preparing for such meetings, job-seekers often neglect spending time in selecting the most appropriate questions to ask.  
February 26, 2024
how to succeed at second interviews

Second Interviews

In our previous article we discussed the main reasons why people fail to secure a job offer and suggested focusing on three main areas to heighten chances of success.In this article we will concentrate on guiding you through the second interview process.   As with the first interview, preparation is the key to success.  There are some subtle differences, however, between the first and second interview and it is worth highlighting these to help you in your preparation.
February 26, 2024
tips to overcome interview nerves

3 Tips to Overcome Interview Nerves

Anxiety and fear of interviews is a common problem. As a business coach, I have worked with clients whose fear has crippled their career development and earning potential. My clients are very capable and know their anxiety is irrational but sometimes that’s not enough. It takes time and effort to understand and overcome such emotions but all is possible with the right help.
February 23, 2024
4 tips for dealing with silence in interviews

Dealing with Silence in Interviews – 4 Tips

What do you do when the flow of conversation comes to a grinding halt in an interview?  It’s very easy to feel the weight of silence and the impulse to fill the gap can be hard to overcome.  Below are some useful tips to help you deal with these wordless moments:
February 20, 2024
what does a good linkedin profile look like

What does a good Linkedin Profile look like?

In his book “Empowering Yourself”, Harvey Coleman puts career success under the microscope to get a better understanding of where you should spend your energy to get maximum return. It turns out that being great at your job isn’t enough – in fact it accounts for only 10 % of career success. It’s just the entry point. Your image, exposure and how people perceive you accounts for the remaining 90 %. In a nutshell, to be successful, people need to know who you are, what you do and why it matters.Linkedin is a great vehicle for boosting your exposure. It allows you showcase your expertise and lets people know what value you can bring to a company and how you can contribute to its success.Here’s 10 tips you should consider when crafting your online profile.
February 20, 2024
top three interview mistakes

Top 3 Interview Mistakes

Being told that you were unsuccessful in interview is a brutal blow but it is important to view each interview as a learning experience, quickly identify where you fell down and make the necessary changes to ensure that next time round you get over the line. To help you critically assess your performance, I have outlined below the five most common interview mistakes.