Interviews – The Blog

He’s the nicest person, but I wish we’d never hired him…

Some of the nicest people I’ve worked with have been useless at their jobs. Sad, but true. I’m sure you’ve known people like that too.   How does this happen? After all, you know you went through a tough selection … Continue reading


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The candidate’s side of recruitment

    This week I had an email from a Grapevine reader after a particularly nasty experience at an interview. I was appalled by his examples. It was as though the interviewer had arranged the interview purely for his own … Continue reading


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5 Recruitment Mistakes – 1 No preparation

  5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Mistake number 1: no preparation   Last week I identified five recruitment mistakes. This week you can find out how to avoid the first mistake – not preparing properly. I remember seeing … Continue reading


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Negotiation Mistakes 3 – Not Being Clear About Your Needs

Have you ever gone into a negotiation unclear about what you needed to get out of it? I bet you have, but you may not realise it. Very often you tend to focus on your wants, rather than your needs. … Continue reading


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What Is Your CV For?

What do you think the purpose of your CV is? Many people think it’s to get you the job. The Interview It isn’t. It’s just to get you to the interview. Then, when you’re at the interview, that’s when you … Continue reading


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4 Interview Questions You Must Avoid

When you are interviewing it’s vital that you identify what it is you need to achieve. Generally this is to find a person who will be able to do the job successfully. Often, instead of that you end up recruiting … Continue reading


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CV Profile – How Do You Fill It In?

If you find this tricky, don’t worry, you’ll find an easy way here. Check the Ad The first thing you need to do is look at the advertisement and, if you have it, the job description and person specification for … Continue reading


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How to Interview for Values – Case Study

A client, Colin, who runs the successful Loughborough-based graphic design consultancy, Hullabaloo, asked for help in recruiting an account handler. One of the things that was really important to him was that the candidate shared his company values. Prepare The … Continue reading


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