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  • Tell me about yourself

    • 8 Apr 2019
    • Pam Lindsay-Dunn, Director of People and Culture, Hays EMEA

    “Tell me about yourself” ostensibly seems like quite an easy interview question. In actual fact, quite a lot can go wrong at this stage. This is often the first question an interviewer will ask you, and your answer will inform the entire basis of their first impression. Also if you slip up here, you risk feeling nervous and derailing your confidence and flow for the rest of the meeting. That’s why it’s essential that the answer you provide is a good one.

  • The secrets to a successful CV

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 272, March 2019.

    James Reed says that if a CV hasn't hooked its reader within seven seconds, it will get rejected. Here are the secrets to an engaging, relevant job application.

  • Tips to writing a great CV

    • 25 Feb 2019
    • Claire Brandon

    Your CV is likely to be the first impression your future employer gets of you, so it’s crucial to do it right. A lousy CV may stop you from getting an interview; It is the first key stepping stone to securing your next dream job.

  • ICAEW guide to successful job search

    • 15 Dec 2015
    • Claire Brandon

    In a highly competitive industry, such as accountancy, knowing how to write a CV and basic interview techniques are not enough to succeed in securing your dream job.

  • Questions, questions, questions - interview advice for accountants

    • 7 Dec 2015
    • Claire Brandon

    Following on from the last blog on how to consider the interviewer in an interview I want to write this week on handling the interview itself.

  • Think of the poor interviewer!

    • 15 Dec 2014
    • Claire Brandon

    Interviewees tend to focus on their own feelings and trying not to mess up the interview. Let’s turn that around for a minute and think what is in the interviewers mind.

  • 5 tips on writing a successful CV

    • 26 Nov 2012
    • Claire Brandon

    A good CV is vital when looking for work, especially when there are numerous candidates for the same job, so what should it contain?