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brevity secret to a good interview

Brevity: The secret to a good interview

Throughout history, people way wiser than myself have counselled on the value of brevity. “Good things, when short, are twice as good”. ~ Baltasar Gracián “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will  do.” ~Thomas Jefferson “….to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that…

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behavioural interview

Making the cut. How to ace a behavioural interview

Behavioural interviews have always been popular with major international organisations for carrying out in-depth selection processes. Recently however, interest in them seems to have peaked after being popularised by the TV show, The Apprentice just screened in the U.K. The reason I don’t write about this programme is because when I do watch it, for…

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loaded question

Dealing with a loaded question

That loaded question  “Tell me about yourself” Job seeking advice is a bit like parenting or relationship advice. Most people have done it and everyone has an opinion. No, or even disastrous experience, in any of the above, still leaves some undeterred. Share they will. Of course, basic common sense and a certain objective distance can…

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