Welcome to Episode 22 where we will cover how to answer job interview questions about your computer skills. Questions about your computer skills are becoming more common in job interviews. Technology is here to stay, so the interviewer needs to understand how advanced your skills are.
Welcome to Episode 21 of my Job Interview Tips Podcast. In this episode, I share 2 techniques you can use to structure your answers in a job interview, especially competency-based answers. Learn how fairy tales can help you to compile fabulous answers!
Welcome to Episode 20 where I introduce you to competency-based questions. Competency-based interviews are very common, so it’s important you understand how to prepare effectively. Over the coming weeks, we will be covering lots of competency-based questions.
Welcome to Episode 9 where we will cover how to answer questions about gaps in your employment history. Don’t worry if you have taken time out of your career. Listen and learn how to create great answers to show you are still a valuable candidate.
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Welcome to Episode 18 of Job Interview Tips Podcast. In this episode, you will learn how to answer questions about why you left your last job or why you want to leave your current job role. It needn’t be difficult to answer honestly, even if you were fired! Discover why I ALWAYS ask why candidates […]
Welcome to Episode 17 of Job Interview Tips Podcast. In this episode, you will learn how to handle questions about your past failures. You will discover that accountability, reaction & positivity are key to your success.
Have you noticed that when you search for job vacancies online there seem to be fewer and fewer jobs advertised in your niche? Do you feel frustrated when you hear that a job role has been filled at your ideal company but you didn’t even see it advertised anywhere? When someone tells you their job […]
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Job Interview Tips Podcast. In this episode, you will learn how to answer the job interview question, “What is your strength?” For a detailed document on how to answer the job interview question, “What is your weakness?” Follow this link for your free download.
You may or may not have seen recent press coverage on EU Data Protection that in the future, employers may not be able to snoop on their employee’s social media profiles unless there is a legal reason to do so. If you aren’t aware of this, here’s a link to a short article explaining it. […]
Welcome to Episode 15 – Questions an Interviewer Should Not Ask. In this episode, you will discover the questions an interviewer is not legally allowed to ask you during a job interview and how to deal with any uncomfortable situations.
Welcome to Episode 14 of Job Interview Tips Podcast. This is the fourth and final part of behavioural questions. In this episode, we will cover questions relating to your motivation, ambition, and success.
Why you should never lie on your CV. “But Jules, everyone lies on their CV!” I hear you cry. Lots of people do, I agree but that doesn’t make it right. You might be tempted to tell a white lie or embellish the truth to increase your chances of securing a job interview, but don’t. […]
Welcome to Episode 13 of the Job Interview Tips Weekly Podcast. This is the 3rd part of 4 on behavioural questions. In this episode, you will learn how to answer job interview questions relating to conflicts, difficult situations and pressure.
Exam Results Day – How to Cope There’s always a nervous buzz at this time of year as students begin their countdown to exam results day. When you are a teenager, the 2-month wait for exam results day seems like an eternity and that your whole life is hanging in limbo. When you get to […]
How to get a job with a disability I receive emails every day from bloggers and content marketers offering their services or asking to write a guest post on my site. I read all requests because I believe connecting with other experts in related fields will provide a better service to my clients and readership. […]
Welcome to Episode 12, which is part 2 of Behavioural Questions. In this episode, you will learn how to create answers to questions surrounding your ethics, manners and beliefs. Organisations need to establish that you will be a great cultural fit regardless of how great a candidate you appear to be. By asking questions relating […]
How to stay safe online I read hundreds of CVs every month and am becoming increasingly concerned by the amount of personal data on them. As part of my role as a recruiter, I also search CV banks online where candidates have uploaded their CVs to job boards, yet many of these also contain information […]
I love Linkedin as both a business networking portal and recruitment tool but boy, oh boy do some things drive me crazy! Here are my top 17 ways to be annoying on Linkedin. Before you read on…WARNING…this is a Jules rant with sarcasm and good old-fashioned honesty not for the faint hearted and with […]
Welcome to Episode 11 of my weekly job interview tips podcast. In this episode, you will begin your journey in learning behavioural questions. This is part 1 or 4 where we will cover questions about anger and persuasiveness. Questions covered include: What makes you angry? What annoys you? How do you react when you […]
Objective Statements are Awful! Writing a personal statement at the top of your CV is probably one of the toughest parts of compiling your job application. If done correctly, recruiters will engage with the content and actually read it! Stuffing your personal statement full of naff claims, such as team player, reliable, pays attention […]
How to Answer Questions About What Your Boss Thinks of YOU Answering job interview questions about what your boss thinks of you can be challenging and often embarrassing. How do you answer job interview questions about what your boss thinks of you while being honest without appearing either cocky or downbeat? During this episode, we […]
This is a comprehensive, no-nonsense guide for graduates who want to find a job after university or college. Don’t read this if you are not serious about finding the job of your dreams. So, you’ve graduated from college or university? Congratulations! You are now ready to get out into the big, bad world of […]
How to Answer Questions About Your Former Boss Answering job interview questions about your former boss can be tricky. Whether you loved or hated your boss, during a job interview, you have to tread a fine line between being over complimentary and saying anything derogatory, while being honest. Not easy! During this episode, we will […]
Gone are the days when you stayed in a job from the moment you left school until retirement. If you believe ‘expert’ online journalists, there are plenty of articles on the web stating that the average person will have 6-7 jobs in a lifetime. In my 20+ years’ experience reading CVs and recruiting, this […]
How to Explain Gaps in Your CV Nowadays, it’s very common to have gaps in your CV. That’s all very well and good, but most employers will want to know why you chose to have a career break and what you did during that time. If you just leave a gap, the reader may assume […]
How to Stop Interview Nerves Everyone gets nervous before or during a job interview. If you know someone why says they don’t, I bet they are probably lying, or not particularly bothered about securing the role. It’s perfectly natural to suffer from job interview nerves and if you channel them in the right way […]
How to Use Linkedin to Find a Job Linkedin was first launched in 2002 but it has skyrocketed as a tool used by recruiters over the past 5 years or so. If you are a job seeker and aren’t on Linkedin, you are missing out – BIG TIME. So, how so you use Linkedin […]
How to feel motivated at work – 15 top tips How to feel motivated at work is a question that I get asked often. You only have to take a look at Facebook on a Sunday evening or Monday morning to see lots of your friends feeling the pain of the end of the week. […]
How to ask for a pay rise at work This is one of the questions I get asked all the time. It’s a tough one, isn’t it? If you feel the time is right to ask for a pay rise as work, there are certain steps you need to take before you even think of […]