Category: Interviews

Reruns from the Dusty Archives No.8: Why oh why can’t educated, apparently intelligent, grown-ups dress and comport themselves properly? I was interviewing a couple of weeks ago and, yet again, a bunch of people walked into the room and the interview was over before they had sat down. When it comes to dress sense, I […]

How far should you go in stalking finding stuff out about your potential employer? A fun chat from a few weeks back with Scott on Q102 to get you thinking about dress and grooming for your job-hunt. And stalking … RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

Question: What do I do if I find myself being interviewed by an interviewer who just won’t shut up? I had this situation recently and he kept on talking about how successful the company was what a wonderful place it was to work in, but I couldn’t get a word in edgeways to sell myself […]

Certitude “I believe that I’m …” “I think …” “I feel …” “I would say …” “I suppose …” Banish passive, equivocal responses that begin this way from your delivery. Qualifying what you are going to say (particularly about yourself) de-values everything that follows. Be concrete and specific. Give third-party evidence of your abilities in […]

Sometimes what they say to you at interview is literal and sometimes it’s not. Scott Adams, on the money as ever: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

Mr Godin, all-round good egg and noticer-in-chief has a superb post today. In a job interview, should you be reactive or should you “put on a show?” Given that job interviews are largely predictable, it seems to me that it would be foolish in the extreme to not work up some strong thoughts and answers […]

Interesting little piece in the Journal of Applied Psychology on the importance of the handshake in employment interviews. It’s official! First impressions count. Who woulda thunk it? What makes the piece interesting for me is that a ‘good’ handshake in a female candidate is more remarked upon and therefore can have a greater impact. “Although […]

We are taking many, many calls from people who have been downsized in the current turmoil and who have not had to look for a job for many a long year. Counselling this type of client is a whole different ballgame from the bulk of our client base. Don’t get me wrong, we always have […]

In the third of my trilogy [makes Ben Hur look like an epic!] with Mr Tubridy on RTE Radio, we ranged far and wide on the topic of the job interview. You can find the entire programme here or just listen to the job-hunt piece (about 19 minutes) below: RSS Readers may need to click […]

This is such a great talk from VJ at Ignite Seattle earlier this year – funny, useful and thought-provoking. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post Whether you buy what VJ says or not, it’s important to become aware of these ‘layers’ in job interviews because there is such a wealth of […]