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...Read Post
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,...Read Post
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...Read Post
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...Read Post
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...Read Post
Never go to an interview without having done your research on the company and the job spec… DUH (!) but you know that. J Here are a couple of points that we came up with that should help ease the stress of preparing for an interview. Knowing your CV inside out is a no brainer. If you don’t… I would be worried! Try and anticipate any questions that could be asked, maybe prepare some competency based questions (if you Google,...Read Post
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