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Contractor, Agency Worker or Employee: Things aren’t what they used to be

How often do you hear the expression “Things aren’t what they used to be”? I think I hear it about once a week. Cars aren’t the same, TVs have changed so much in the last decade. Dating has changed dramatically over the previous ten years. And so has the jobs market – employment is changing …

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4 of the most revealing interview questions to ask candidates

If you followed our six week series on how to answer questions on core skills then you should be well versed on how to answer standard interview questions. Everyone should be able to answer questions on teamwork, communications and time management at the very least. As part of the interview process, you need to delve a bit deeper …

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Interview Prep 101: Motivation

Part three of our Interview Preparation series is motivation. We’ve covered teamwork and time management in our earlier posts. Motivation is a trickier one to answer, but “what motivates you?” is a very common question. It’s a broad question; it can be hard to answer and figure out the best way to respond. Everyone is motivated differently; salary, job …

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“Can you talk me through your CV?”

I can’t stress the importance of interview preparation enough. It’s important that you can answer competency based questions, knowledge-based questions, outline what you have achieved, your goals etc.  Same goes for your CV talk through. It’s essential that you can talk through your experience and skills with confidence. Think of it as a sales pitch; this is the …

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Use reference checks to prevent a hiring disaster

You’ve selected the perfect candidate; their CV is brilliant, they said all the right things during the interviews. It’s exciting. The stress of hiring is nearly over.   But before you get ahead of yourself, it’s time to verify if they are as good as they appear and do a reference check with their previous employers. …

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