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Top tips for a successful Skype interview - ICAEW - Career

7 months ago by Claire Brandon

The option to conduct interviews remotely is becoming increasingly popular and is now common practice for many employers and recruiters, particularly due to more people working from home. Usually conducted over Skype, they’re convenient, reduce travel costs, and can save time. What is a Skype interview? A Skype interview is conducted over video chat rather than face-to-face. They’re often used ...

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Transform your interview performance

7 months ago by Claire Brandon

Explore how adapting your behaviour before and during an interview can transform your performance. Preparing for your interview 1. Research the company and interviewer Being able to discuss the company, their vision and ethics, even their competition will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the organisation and industry. As well as reading their website and social media channels, you should also keep...

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Managing your digital footprint

8 months ago by Claire Brandon

Almost every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional involves a digital or online interaction. From shopping and banking to connecting with friends, learning and researching, we rely heavily on online services. All of this digital activity leaves a trace - your digital footprint. What is a digital footprint? Your digital footprint is all the information about you that exists on the ...

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How to find a good work-life balance

8 months ago by Claire Brandon

Most people will have periods at work when they struggle to get out of the office on time. Sometimes it’s also difficult to avoid taking work home with you. But when not being able to switch off from the office becomes the norm, rather than something that just comes around now and again, you may feel as if your life outside work is passing you by. Working in the financial sector can be quite a ...

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How to improve your communication skills

9 months ago by Claire Brandon

When it comes to your career, communication is key. Your productivity levels, workplace relationships, and job satisfaction rely on your ability to influence and motivate others, express your values and goals clearly and give or receive feedback. If you can't communicate effectively with team members, productivity and growth will stagnate across the business. Communication skills is an importan...

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