4 Hidden Mistakes Why Your Job Ad Isn’t Working

Job ad not attracting the right candidates? Composing the perfect job advert can be tricky. Some adverts can be; vague, poorly written, brief or so lengthy it can make even the most qualified candidates hesitant to apply. And this isn’t even without tackling the use of bias or discrimination mentioned in some job ads. But fortunately, we’d like to think that now, employers use job ads to proactively promote diversity. …

How To Answer: “What Is Your Dream Job?”

What is your dream job…? More like what a trick question! You’re already in an interview, isn’t it a bit too cliche to mention the job you’re interviewing for? And isn’t it all too far-fetched to mention a dream job completely irrelevant to the role? It might not help your job chances when interviewing for a marketing role you mention how you’ve …

How To Answer: “What Do You Want To Do After University?”

“What do you want to do after university?” …”erm get a job?” Doesn’t that seem like the obvious answer!? But unfortunately, it’s not that simple. We’re here to help and have advice on how to answer this popular interview question professionally. We’ve even included a couple of example answer to help you maximise your job chances. Why are you being asked …

How To Put A Candidate At Ease During A Job Interview

How do I put a candidate at ease during a job interview? Follow our 5 steps to help ensure your next interviewee feels relaxed and ready tackle the interview with confidence. Whilst also ensuring you are conducting an interview that can help improve the overall hiring strategy. Create the right atmosphere First and foremost, its all about the environment. When …

How To Answer: “What Is One Strength & One Weakness You Have?”

“What is one strength & one weakness you have?” Interviewers LOVE to find out what you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses. Because they can understand how well you perceive yourself but also how self-critical you can be. How to explain a strength What are you good at and how is this related to the potential job role? Find the balance between …

How To Give Feedback To An Unsuccessful Candidate

Candidate feedback is vital for maintaining a good employer and candidate relationship right up until the end of the hiring process. Providing feedback that is generic is no help to the candidate and not replying at all — is even worse! Candidates appreciate constructive and informative feedback that will help them in their next interview. Be honest Candidates are used to hearing …

3 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Improve Candidate Experience

3 simple yet effective ways to improve the candidate experience Candidate experience can be defined as the result of interactions between candidate and employer/recruiter during their own personal hiring experience. Therefore it is essential hiring teams make a conscious effort to maximise the candidate experience. To ensure each individual applicant receives a high standard of treatment and hopefully a positive experience. …

How To Prepare A Presentation For A Job Interview

You’ve successfully impressed the hiring manager in your first interview and now they’ve invited you back for a second interview. Yet this time they want you to prepare a presentation. For some people, there is nothing more terrifying in a job interview than standing up in front of everyone and presenting your ideas. But if you are prepared and confident in …

The Evolving Role Of The Modern Recruiter

How has the role of the recruiter changed in recent years? Is it for the better? Or has recruitment become less candidate focused and more data-driven? We discuss four possible reasons as to why the recruiter’s role is changing and why it’s important the hiring professional is knowledgeable of these changes. Social Media influence Social Media plays a significant role …

How To Stay Motivated In Your Job Search – Tips & Tricks

Finding a job can be stressful, time-consuming, frustrating but yet hopefully rewarding! So, for this reason, it’s important to stay motivated and confident that you will find the right role for you. Follow our tips and tricks for job search motivational success. Create a plan For us, to do lists always work best. This way you can see everything right …

5 Tips Guaranteed To Find You Work Experience

Work experience can be tough to find. When searching for a job whats more frustrating than finding an entry-level or graduate job that asks for experience, you don’t have? Sometimes it feels you need experience to find work experience, never mind a full-time job! Well fear not, here are 5 possible tips to help you find that all-important work experience. …