Secrets of the Super Interviewer

Make great impressions – you need them as much as they need you Never forget that you need to make a good impression on the interviewee as much as they want to impress you. Good candidates will probably have more than one job offer so make sure you come across as the efficient, friendly, caring […]

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How to Prepare the Perfect Presentation

  You may be lucky. You may be very lucky. You have never been asked to make a presentation, nor will you have to make one in the future. If you are one of the unlucky ones, even thinking about your next presentation may fill you with dread, and have your stomach churning just at […]

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Writing Clearly

  This weekend I attended a major art exhibition at the London Tate Gallery by renowned artist David Hockney. A great exhibition and one of the things I like about art is its ability to produce strong emotions in the viewer. Emotions that can range from complete admiration to disgust and ridicule. Great art does […]

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Video Interviewing – Tips and techniques

  In the US more than six out of 10 HR managers now use video to interview job applicants, according to a survey and according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) a growing number of UK firms are adopting a similar approach. As a remote and fairly non-personable way of assessing competence […]

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How to get a pay rise

  You’re bright, articulate, hard-working, diligent and always going the extra mile to serve both your colleagues and clients. In essence; you work like a dog AND you’re so very, very, very good at your job. So, why aren’t you paid more? Two reasons: Your organisation can’t afford it or, You’ve never asked for a […]

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Disability Awareness

  I’ve been asked to contact a delegate who is attending one of our training courses this year to ensure that I can accommodate his requirements. “Yes, I’ll do that”, I replied gladly. But I thought the first thing I should do is to just remind myself of any issues that I should be aware […]

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Donald Trump – A great leader?

  Donald Trump is a great leader. There, I’ve said it. There’s usually only 2 reactions from a statement like this. 1. You’re absolutely right or 2. You’re absolutely off your ******** head Which camp do I fall into, you’re wondering? You’re probably thinking if he’s written it he must believe it. If you’re so […]

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