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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.

A Christmas Present you must HAVE, to BE HAPPY

Christmas is the time for HAVING, DOING and BEING HAVING too much to Eat and Drink DOING the wrong things — and  BEING Hungover or just strung out. Try for a Christmas that is about BEING Kind to Others, DOING things for those in need   -and then BEING in the

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How you might be probed in a Competency Interview – 30 questions.

You’ve prepared your examples…. But are you prepared for the questions? Interviewers don’t think the same way as interviewees. You train to present your case. Interviewers train to probe your data. Here’s an example. The STOP signs shows possible interruption points. Any of the 30 questions could be asked as

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Help the Interviewer Help you – Have a differentiator

“We are all, individuals”, “Yes, we are all individuals” (Remember the film – The Life of Brian?) Pity the poor interviewer – you only have to deal with one interview; they may have dozens. Interviews are not the sort of assignments that managers seek out;they are a must to avoid.

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Break the Application Form barrier with this new video

Not making it to interview stage in competency-based competitions? Too many job applications end in tears because the form is rejected. This is true especially for competency-based applications. The old technique of filling a badly drafted form with superlatives never hacked it anyway – but that didn’t stop people trying.

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