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This category contains blog posts with tips and helpful advice relating to job applications.

Coronavirus and the impact on hiring

I write this as the coronavirus continues to worsen across Europe and the United States. This is an unprecedented situation for our generation, and will certainly have profound effects, not only on health and populations, but on economies. The subject of today’s blog is the impact on hiring. It is often said that one of […]

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What’s the most important question in an interview?

https://forge.medium.com/the-most-important-question-in-a-job-interview-and-how-to-answer-it-46a0c39d656d – this is an interesting article, but I have a different opinion about how to respond to this question. When the interviewer asks you if you have any questions, the very best way is something like this: “Hey yes, definitely! Please could I ask a bit about you and your career? How did you […]

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The Next Phase of the Interview Process: How to Handle a Presentation?

So… you’ve written brilliant application forms, you’ve made it through the online tests, you’ve succeeded at the online video interview, and yes, you’ve even passed the Round 1 interview because you were totally prepared for all the tough competency questions they threw at you… THEN they ask you to make a presentation. You’re nervous of […]

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  • I just read an interesting article about the most important question in a job interview being "Do you have any questions?" I agree that this is a super important question, but I have a slightly different opinion from the writer about how to respond to this question.  When the interviewer asks you if you have any questions, the very best way is something like this: “Hey yes, definitely! Please could I ask a bit about you and your career? How did you get into business, what was about you that got you hired and how did you choose the business areas that you have? I would love to learn a bit more about you in person if you have time for that!” The point about this is to engage the interviewer personally. Truth is, by the end of the interview, the interviewer has already made up his or her mind, but personal engagement is probably your best chance at swinging it in your direction.  As ever, all comments welcome!
  • How do you prepare effectively for a presentation in an interview? Take a look at my advice here: http://harrisoncareers.com/blog/the-next-phase-of-the-interview-process-how-to-handle-a-presentation/
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