Getting a Job

  • Getting a Job,  Recruitment

    Interviews – What to Expect

    Interviews can be the best and worst part of the recruitment process. They are, of course, stressful and difficult as you want to get the job. However, they are also a great opportunity to find out more about the company you want to work for, the role and what you would be doing on a day to day basis. Try to think of an interview as a chat rather than an examination. Interviews can be very different depending on the organisation. It is hard to know quite what to expect until you arrive. If you have used a recruitment consultant, ask them what they think it will be like. They…

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    How to Answer some of the Most Common Interview Questions

    Interviewers tend to ask the same questions over and over again. Of course, there will usually be some more unexpected ones in the mix as well, but in general, you should be able to answer the standard questions pretty well. It’s easy to prepare the answers and come up with something that will impress before you go into the interview. Here are some good responses to those typical but tricky questions: Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?┬áThe interviewer wants to know how ambitious you are, but also how dedicated you will be to the company. You should explain that you want to be able to progress and…

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    Maidstone Supply Teaching Jobs

    Teaching is one of the most honourable professions in the world. It provides an individual with a chance to be a part of building a nation by instilling positive ways into the young pupils. It is not just a profession, and those who have a career in teaching are providing an honourable service to the masses. Even if one is unable to get a job as a full-time teacher, working as a supply teacher is certainly worth it. Maidstone is the city of Kent, England, 51 km south-east of London. There is proof of a settlement in the area dating back to before the Stone Age. With a large population,…

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    Thinking Outside the Box When Looking for a New Job

    When you’re looking for a new job, don’t rest on your laurels. It’s important to look anywhere and everywhere, as you never know what you might find. Of course, there are all the usual routes to finding a job, and many of these will work, but you should always be prepared. Here are some ideas: Have CVs or business cards with you at all times. After all, you never know who you might meet. Things can often happen at the most unexpected times. Ask around. Speak to all your friends and ask if any jobs are going where they are working. They might be able to put in a good…

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    Deciding Whether a New Job is Right for You

    If you’re looking for a new job, it can be very easy to become impatient. You will see lots of opportunities, and picking between them might seem like a difficult decision to make. Don’t rush anything, and make sure you arrive at the right decision for you. It could be helpful to make a list comparing the positives and negatives of new jobs. This will help you to see all of the arguments in a clear and concise way. If the negatives outweigh the positives, it might be that you’ve not found the right job for your just yet. Don’t take a new job just because you feel you ought…

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    Getting a Job in the Field You Want to Work In

    Finding a job is one thing. Finding a job that you really want is another entirely. Many people will work in jobs that aren’t right for them for many years before finally taking the plunge and deciding what they really want to do. Here are some ideas so that you don’t fall into that trap: Don’t be afraid. If you don’t like a particular field, have the confidence to leave and do something else. Many people are hindered by fear, so don’t let this happen to you. Talk to friends in other industries. If their job sounds interesting, find out what you have to do to find something similar. Study.…

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    The Fine Line Between Confidence and Arrogance

    When applying for jobs, it’s important to show what you’re capable of. However, you don’t want to sound arrogant. It can be a fine line, so here are some tips to help: Remember to be friendly, and to smile. This might sound obvious, but it isn’t just an exam. Your interviewer will also be looking for an open and easy-going person who will fit in with the existing team. Ask questions about the company. This will show that you’re genuinely interested in the role whilst also giving you a break by taking the focus off you for a second. Speak naturally and refer to real-life situations and circumstances. You don’t…

  • Getting a Job,  Recruitment

    How to Find a New Job Whilst Still in Your Current One

    If you’re looking for a new job, it can be a very demanding task whilst you’re still in full-time employment. There’s very little time for job seeking, and interviews are mainly held during working hours which can prove to be extremely problematic. However, candidates who are in current employment are the most attractive and are more likely to be invited to interviews than someone who is unemployed. How is one to carry out a job hunt whilst working? Keep your job hunt a secret. It might feel awkward at first, but it’s definitely for the best in the long run. If your manage finds out, you may lose your job,…