In our age of filters and Insta-perfectionism, The Telegraph meets six people with visible differences who proudly post images – just as they are. Tulsi Vagjiani Tulsi, 39, a Pilates instructor and crystal merchant, was 10 years old when she was in a plane crash, in which she lost her immediate family. She sustained second-and third-degree burns to 45 per cent of her face and body ‘What do I hope this selfie says about me as a person? That I’m fun, like playing around with make-up, but don’t like covering up my scars. For years, I used loads of heavy foundation, whereas now I play with bases and highlighters to enhance them even more. People assume that I’m insecure about my appearance, but in fact it’s the opposite. ‘I remember the time before I had my scars. As I got older, I think there were times when they held me back – especially with things like dating and job interviews. I … [Read more...] about ‘My facial scars held me back in job interviews… But now I don’t let things like that stop me’
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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
Hopefully, you’ve returned from your summer break feeling refreshed – but maybe you also feel like it’s time for a change of job, perhaps with a view to earning more cash?If that’s the case, great; now you just need to get searching, and prepare to make the best possible impression when you apply. Getting interviews right can be tricky – even if you’re confident in your ability to do the job you’re applying for.Overcoming nerves and the pressure of the day to put in your best performance can throw even the most experienced candidates off balance – so here are some step-by-step tips from Laura Holden at jobs website reed.co.uk, to help you through the interview process…Before the interview:1. Prepare answers to questions you may be askedYou can’t prepare answers to every possible question, but you can prepare for the most likely ones. Make a list of questions you’re likely to be asked and prepare some bullet points for … [Read more...] about How to ace a job interview: 10 top tips
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