Brian's Blogs

I am an enthusiastic and regular blogger on career and interview matters. My posts are normally inspired by the experiences of my clients or emerging trends in the fields of recruitment and career matters in both the Public and Private Sectors.

Your resolutions for 2023! No need. Revive an old habit.

No need for all this New Years Resolution stuff. Revive an old habit. You’ve probably forgotten more than you learned anyway. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/brianmcivor_not-in-the-mood-for-new-year-resolutions-activity-7016841256131526656-xpA7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop  

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Competency Interviewing – The Interviewers Strike Back

BEHIND THE CLOSED DOOR 3 Things interviewers may think during the interview but may not express. Pity the  poor interviewer. While you may have just one interview to worry about the may have to manage many more. Imagine hearing the same old clichés and buzzwords all the time and seeing

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Acing the Competency Interview – before you get there.

Every application form tells a story. If you did your homework – your application form tells the world that  you are a professional communicator with a future. If you slung the form together in a hurry  the impression is that you will approach the job in the same way; and

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A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

I was asked to become involved in a recording of the Goethe Choir’s performance of a Ukranian Hymn. Everyone who participated were moved by the music and its text. Images of sacred icons held in Glenstal were inserted into the video because of their special place in Ukranian culture and

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Self-Praise is no Praise in Competency-Based Interviews

Gra   Granny Was Right: “Self-praise is no praise” In competency-based interviews blowing your own trumpet is not the secret to success -evidence of past performance is. It is astonishing how many of the authors of books, posts or blogs insist on going in there and “putting your best foot

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Plagiarism in Competency-Based Interviews: Not a good idea

“Plagiarise, Plagiarise – but always call it research” (Professor Tom Lehrer, Harvard) There is a temptation to cut corners in a competency-based interviews – but plagiarism must be the most inadvisable strategy of them all. Your interview will be terminated if plagiarism is detected – but still people do it

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Achieving Results with your Competency-based Interview Form

The hardest part of the Competency-based Interview process is the form. A bad form can lose you an invitation to be interviewed. In less than 10 minutes you can learn how to structure and write up your form. More resources here: https://www.brianmcivor.com/welcome-to-the-interviewing-zone/

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The Gift that keeps on giving…..

A life-changing gift suggestion for the season. I am offering all-areas access to my online courses in Interviewing Skills and Career Change. https://lnkd.in/djGnkKdE Some you know may be considering a change of job or a change of direction. Kick start them with two proven learning products that have helped thousands

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