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Time wasters at work: The worst offenders uncovered

Posted in: Work Advice

29 Apr 2013 Comments

We’re all guilty of frittering away a few minutes at work now and again; Facebook, LinkedIn, online shopping, organising your social life etc etc. And then there’s the extra pressure caused by disorganised work colleagues. They’re the people whose poor time management impinges on your day. So what’s the best way to deal with time wasting and time wasters? We have some answers:

I’ve got an interview – should I tell my boss?

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

12 Apr 2013 Comments

If you haven’t got an offer in the bag, a start date and a contract then keep shtum about job hunting; there are some things your boss doesn’t need to know, and this is one of them. But if you’re working in PR it’s long-hours, with the day being re-written and re-scheduled with no notice - there’s never a convenient moment to pop out for interviews, without being missed or sussed out. It’s a problem; so what do you do?...

Labels at work

Posted in: Career Advice, Work Advice

08 Apr 2013 Comments

We know how damaging labelling can be when it is racial, sexual, ‘rich’ or ‘poor’ but what about more subtle forms of labelling that you might come across at work? And if you have a label is it possible to lose it?

Learning to listen

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

27 Mar 2013 Comments

‘No man ever listened himself out of a job.’ Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US President.

Listening may not be on your interview check-list, but it should be. If you can’t demonstrate the ability to listen in an interview, then can you listen in the job? Work-related mistakes are frustrating and costly; call it miscommunication, misinterpretation or just missing the point, half-listening is often a contributory factor. Let’s look at simple ways to improve your listening:

Is it possible to enjoy a job interview?

Posted in: Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

19 Mar 2013 Comments

Jelly legs, the sweats and a dry mouth could be holding you back. I’ve known great candidates, who’ve cancelled last minute or not represented themselves well on interview because they’re wracked with nerves. But it’s not worth stifling your career over something that can be easily overcome at home, for free, and with little or no embarrassment. Follow these tips and you might find you actually enjoy your next job interview:

Telephone interviews - How to get the best out of them

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

28 Feb 2013 Comments

Telephone interviews: Recruiters like them as an effective and inexpensive way of whittling down a strong shortlist of candidates to meet.
They’re good for job seekers too: no random time off to explain to your boss and you won’t have to think about what to wear.
But a surprising number of people don’t take telephone interviews seriously and end up disappointed or red-faced. Here’s how to get it right:

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