How to talk about your salary expectations?

Talking about salary expectations is not something people are comfortable with.  And it’s even harder when you’re out of work or underpaid because your current earnings (or lack of) can make you feel a bit worthless.  But that’s not true!  You are not earning enough because: You are not currently providing a service to a […]

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3 reasons not to pick up when a recruiter calls

You’ve applied for a few jobs and suddenly your phone rings… could this be a recruiter for one of the jobs?  Should you pick up?  If you do.. the conversation will go this way. Recruiter: Hi it’s Paul from ImTalkin2FastForU2Understand, I’m calling about the job you’ve applied for. Is it a good time to talk? […]

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How to answer: Why did you leave your job?

If you’re job free and looking for your next role, you’ll expect and be dreading this question: Why did you leave your job? Most of the time you’ll be asked for your reason for leaving when you apply for the job, in the application form or during the screening, but you can also hear this […]

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How to follow up after receiving an interview rejection email?

Thank you for your time attending an interview with us. I regret to inform you that… Yes, that’s it! The interview rejection email has landed in your inbox. You didn’t get the job… When you hear that you haven’t secured your dream job, you’ll be disappointed. It’s normal!  Take some time to digest the news. […]

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How to master the STAR interview technique?

According to recruitment experts (or anyone who has ever sat in an interview), past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour.  This means that most interviewers will ask behavioural (AKA competency or skills based) questions.  In short, they want to hear an example of something that happened to determine how you’d act in a […]

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5 reasons to stay positive after a s*** interview

Thank you for taking the time to attend an interview with us.  I am sorry to inform you that, on this occasion, you have not been successful… Here we go… You didn’t get the job. Was it your first job interview ever and you panicked? Have you been out of work for a while and […]

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Follow up after an interview

You’ve just had an interview and it went well. Now you’ll be anxiously waiting to hear the news.  But instead of just waiting, there’s something much more proactive you can do to show your interest and initiative.  Follow up!  Before I tell you all about when and how to reach out, I want to give […]

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Is Covid19 your opportunity to pivot your career?

Are you about to lose your job because of Covid19? Right now, the Coronavirus health crisis is putting a lot of jobs at risk. Some governments are offering furlough schemes to support businesses and avoid redundancies but there’s no doubt that, when it all ends, some companies will have to lay off part of their […]

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Epic questions to ask in a phone interview

What do you expect from a telephone interview? Phone interviews are a powerful screening tool for employers to make sure they only see great candidates when a CV is not enough to differentiate between them.  It is part of the interview process and one of the best tips I can give you is to prepare […]

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Let’s talk money…

When you apply for a job, do you know how much it pays? Probably not. But why? Because companies don’t want to disclose how much they pay to their candidates who will keep asking for the max, to their employees who will all be wanting a raise and to their competitors who will offer more […]

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