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Handling the Counter Offer

The counter offer doesn’t have to be dreaded – it can work in your favour.   Scenario 1: Your existing employee resigns – you are the one making the counter offer   You have an employee whom you value though have not perhaps communicated this effectively over the past months. They come to you and resign which makes you realise just what a large hole they are going to leave.   Lots to consider here. Before making a knee jerk...

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5 Small Talk Pointers to Defuse any Awkward Interview Moments

Today, with the ever increasing competition, employers have come up with new ways to filter the best candidates from the not so great candidates in the interview. Moreover, the interview patterns and procedures differ from one company to another so you have to be prepared in every sense before you go into each and every interview.   One situation that you may have experienced is the awkward moment having to make small talk with your interviewer. This might be in...

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How to excel at interviewing as a Candidate

Telephone Make sure you are somewhere free from any background noise so that you can really focus on the conversation and the client can hear you clearly. Also make sure you are in an area with good signal if using your mobile, if not make sure you use a landline. Print your CV off in advance so you can refer to this if asked certain questions, also print off anything else that may help you e.g tips, your career highlights,...

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How to be a master interviewer for your Business

There are many different ways you can interview when looking for a new Personal Assistant and being aware of the pitfalls of each one is important before deciding which to use in your armour for finding the right PA for you. Telephone Interviews A good idea to use as a screening tool if your new Personal Assistant will be speaking with important stakeholders within the business or if you are looking for someone who has the ability to connect quickly...

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Put yourself in the shoes of the interviewer – what do they want to see/hear?

As well as having a good interviewing technique (eye contact, strong handshake, being articulate and concise etc), it is essential that the actual content of your conversation is appealing for an interviewer. Obviously this varies to a certain extent from job to job which is why it is important to do as much background research as possible into the person you are meeting and what they are looking for from a candidate. Here are just a few examples of the...

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What impression are you making for your Company?

Top 3 common interview styles – please try to avoid them: The Unprepared  Flying between meetings, not had a chance to read the CV, pressed for time so condense everything into ten minutes… Think how this reflects on your brand as a company and you as an individual Is ten minutes really long enough to get the most from the meeting? Yes, gut feeling is important and plays a part but bear in mind that it is a candidate market...

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