Presentation Skills

Success in an interview often comes down to how well you can present yourself and your material. You may also find that for more senior posts you are expected to give a presentation – which could be on any subject from the company’s last fiscal year to the first 5 years of your life! Here

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Job interviews – preparation

The most important thing to bear in mind when being headhunted is that although they know you are good you have to impress in your interview and generally the headhunting company will do the first interview and if that doesn’t go well that very well could be it!

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Your guide to interview success!

Interviews strike fear into most people, regardless of age and experience, but as an essential requirement of getting a job they have to be faced. And with careful preparation and practice there is no reason why you cannot approach your next interview with a high degree of confidence.

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Acing your Job Interview

A successful interview, like a good CV is an opportunity to sell your skills. This is your chance to differentiate yourself from other candidates on the shortlist. Think about how your experience fits with the employer’s expectations and how you will demonstrate your responsibilities, accountabilities and successes. Prepare answers for likely interview questions, especially the

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5 Subtle Ways to Sabotage a Job Interview

We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways you might unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Here are ten common subconscious mistakes that many people don’t even know they’re making.

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Interviews (Full info)

Be prepared Interviews can be scary experiences and the only way to quell your fears is to follow the advice of the girl guide movement and ‘be prepared’. The best place to start is by finding out as much about the company as possible. Ring the company’s marketing department and get them to send you

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Do the right thing

Employees are increasingly taking ethical considerations into account when deciding where to work. The expansion of the non-profit-making, environmental and charitable sectors means there are plenty of options for those who want to make a difference

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How to join the rich list

Is money your main motivation? If so, the obvious place to make big bucks is in the City. You’ll have to sacrifice your work-life balance for a while but, if you like to work hard and play hard, the financial rewards will be worth it

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Interviews – Richard Handover

When Richard Handover took over as WH Smith chief executive in 1997, few people expected the 53-year old to last long. Handover, who had been with the retailer for more than three decades, was regarded by critics as a time-server ill equiped to lead WH Smith into the Internet age. But Handover has confounded the

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Interviews – Mansur Khawar

Mansur Khawar, 30, had tried his hand at a number of things – including writing, decorating, and pupil barrister – before joining headhunting firm Armstrong International in February 1998. He tells us why the headhunting business is the one that really stimulates him

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Interviews – Jeffrey Shesol

Jeffrey Shesol, 30, worked as deputy chief speechwriter for US president Bill Clinton from 1998 – 2000. Before this he wrote books on political history and reviews and opinion pieces for magazines and newspapers. He also wrote and drew Thatch, a syndicated political comic strip that appeared daily in 150 US publications

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Interviews – Leslie Vik-Waddell

Leslie Vik Waddell is a 27-year-old entrepreneur who has been making the news. Vik Waddell set up her own jewellery business after gaining a first class degree from Middlesex University. She has worked alongside British designers such as Vivienne Westwood. Setting up alone has been far from easy, but well worth the effort as she

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Interviews – David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson, partner at Ernst & Young, swapped large company directors for unknown entrepreneurs twelve years ago. He now runs the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and spends the rest of his time talent-spotting for the company’s entrepreneurial services

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Interviews – Simon Boucher

Simon, 24, is a business analyst with management consultancy Accenture (formerly called Andersen Consulting), having done a business and political science degree at Trinity College in Dublin. He has been working there since November 1999

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Interviews – Wesley Ball

Working in a political organisation Wesley Ball, 22, works for Britain in Europe, a cross-party coalition that exists to promote the European Union, the single currency and Britain’s part in European affairs. It also co-operates with Trade Unions in the voluntary sector. Members include Tony Blair, Robin Cook, Charles Kennedy and Michael Heseltine

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