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 […]

Reviews

New year, new you – and brand you

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New year, new you, but what about Brand You? This is a book I ordered from Amazon which arrived in the post during the Christmas break. Today is the first chance I’ve had to take a look. And it looks like it’s filled with some great advice, tips and inspiration, especially as people head back […]

My story

New year, new job, new me!

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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect, but also to look forward. New year, new job, new me! 2017 wasn’t my best year, but equally it wasn’t the worst. My redundancy may have come as a shock when it was announced mid-November but I quickly picked myself up, dusted myself […]

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Preparing for a job interview

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Preparing for a job interview or interviews? There’s some great stuff on Pinterest which might help you. I found these: Top 10 job interview questions with answers The Top 20 interview questions and How to handle challenging job interview questions Hope these might help you too as I continue writing up several career success stories […]