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A Blogger’s Journal

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Being a writer I’ve always got little scraps of paper all over the place with scribbled notes on them – story ideas, blog post ideas, lists of jobs to do, people to speak to, books to read, things to watch. But now that no longer needs to be the case as I’ve found a lovely […]

My story

A successful interview

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I recently had a very successful interview. So successful in fact that they offered me the job! So fingers crossed that my time out of work could soon be coming to a close. This week I had my identity check with the (hopefully) new employer. We’ve negotiated start date and salary and now I’m hoping […]

Top tips

The best interview tip ever!

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A former work colleague and friend recently gave me the best interview tip ever! It’s simple, easy to remember and it works! It’s called STAR and it will help you to prepare for questions that might come up at interview. It will also help you on the day of the interview itself. It stands for […]

Work

The benefits of flexible working

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Flexible working is becoming more and more common and I’ve been spotting it in lots of job ads, which is great news for us job hunters! Companies are recognising that for many people working Monday to Friday 9-5 isn’t always desirable and sometimes just isn’t possible. For that reason there is a growing list of […]

My story

Assessment centre interviews

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If it doesn’t open then it’s not your door. This was something a friend said to me after an interview, when I didn’t get the job. Well I’ve since failed at another interview, so I guess that wasn’t my door either! This time the interview was in two parts. It started with a three hour […]

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Competency based interviews

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Up until the last few weeks I had no idea there were different types of job interview. An interview is an interview, right? Wrong! There are all different sorts and recently I experienced the competency based interview. In short, each question is targeted at a specific skill, or competency. Questions are related to behaviour in […]

Success stories

Turning passion into profit

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Fed up with having to teach one strenuous exercise class after another and tired of wearing Lycra every day Bella O’Hara decided there had to be a better and an easier way of making a living. Bella was working seven days a week and far too many hours. She’d been a fitness instructor for many […]