Although having the perfect resume is necessary for job-seekers to get a foot in the door, the most important step in securing a new job is successfully navigating the job interview. As the first, and most important, impression, interviews require candidates to stand out from the hundreds of other applications vying for the position. And while having the relevant skills and experience is fundamental, knowing what to say and what phrases employers want to hear is key. To find out what job-seekers should always say during an interview, we spoke to career experts - who shared their tips and advice for coming across as the perfect candidate. The most common interview question is the one that trips people up the most, according Carolyn Betts Fleming, the CEO and founder of Betts Recruiting, who told The Independent: “It’s very important to have a clear pitch when the person asks you to tell them more about yourself. “It’s usually the first question asked in an … [Read more...] about The four phrases you should always say during a job interview, according to career experts
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Theresa May has slapped down her own deputy Tory party chairman after he asked her a sexist interview question. Tory MP James Cleverly interviewed the Prime Minister for Parliament’s The House magazine. But he got a “firm reply” when he asked Mrs May what role her husband Philip had on her decision-making. She replied: “I don’t think he is part of my decision-making process, he’s my husband.” Cleverly pressed her on the subject, asking if it was fair to say he’s a “sounding board for ideas.” But the PM replied: “No, he’s got his own job, I’ve got my job. We talk about local campaigning, what ward to canvass but he’s not part of any wider process.” 6 things we learned from Theresa and Philip May's interview on the One Show The question clearly stayed with Mrs May, because she brought it up again later in the interview, saying: “This is just a thought. I just wondered when you asked me … [Read more...] about Theresa May slaps down her own deputy chairman over sexist interview question
Once upon a time, if you went for a job interview, you had a fairly clear idea about the questions you’d be asked – your education, previous experience, reasons for wanting that particular role. Not so now. The “unstructured” job interview is becoming increasingly popular. In this format, there are no standardised, predetermined questions. , it’s more like an open-ended, free-flowing conversation led by the interviewer, who decides what to ask as the interview progresses. Employers say they prefer this approach to the structured interview because they believe they get to know candidates better. Although that may be true, there’s no evidence that unstructured interviews predict job potential. Jason Dana and colleagues at Yale reviewed the relevant literature and conclude that unstructured interviews have little predictive validity. Why, then, they wondered, do employers continue to use them? Even more distressing for job candidates is a newer … [Read more...] about What’s the point of brainteaser job interviews?
Isabel Hardman 3 September 2018 1:39 PM 3 September 2018 1:39 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Could you afford to go into politics? Chances are that the answer is no, unless you’ve got a spare £10,000 knocking around. In a survey that is being published later this week, I’ve found that candidates in general elections are having to stump up tens of thousands of pounds of their own money just to stand. This is not the money spent on campaigning, which is funded by the parties and donors to individual campaigns. It’s the personal expenditure that comes with having to take up to two years off work to campaign, moving to the constituency if you are not local, travelling around the constituency, attending events and so on. My survey, the most extensive of its kind, looked at the personal financial cost of standing for 532 candidates who stood in the 2015 election. The average cost across all seats, whether marginal, safe or … [Read more...] about How ordinary people are priced out of Parliament by the most expensive job interview on earth
SPENT the past few months thinking about quitting your job and now finally feel ready? Turns out it’s quite common to jack work in as the mercury rises. According to recent statistics, 56% of us are unhappy at work, while another study reveals that over a third of unhappy employees will quit their position at the start of summer, due to resentment that grows in the first half of the year. “Some spend a lot of time building up to actually making the decision to quit,” says Emma Donaldson-Feilder, principal coach at Careerpyschologists.co.uk. “Most of the people I see for career coaching are considering not just quitting their job, but also making a whole change in their career.” With that in mind, how do you prepare for the next job and make sure you nail the all-important interview? We have all the answers… Emmerdale's Priya gets a sexy makeover for her job interview Opening statements This is the part of the interview when you have the opportunity … [Read more...] about How to ace any job interview with our tips from opening statements to awkward questions