When it comes to job satisfaction, there’s a special ingredient that holds the key to happiness and success in a role: it’s called “cultural fit.” The Harvard Business Review describes cultural fit as the likelihood that someone will reflect and/or be able to adapt to the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours that make up an…

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Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you’ve been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days’ time. While you’ve already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the…

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Interviews are a two-way street. To really impress an interviewer, you need to come prepared to have an intelligent conversation – and that means coming with well thought-out questions to ensure it’s not just one-way traffic.   Asking questions in your interview will not only give you a better insight into the job you’re applying for,…

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Have you ever been asked to make a presentation to a prospective employer in a job interview? If so, ensuring your content is engaging, relevant and delivered to a professional standard is crucial – but also difficult and nerve-wracking. It can also make the difference between a job offer and rejection. To help you get…

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Even if you’re well-prepared for a job interview and have rehearsed your answers to common questions, sometimes a hiring manager will ask an unusual question to see how you can think and respond on your feet, as well as find out more about your soft skills and cultural fit. Here are six real-life examples from…

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They say that first impressions are lasting, and nowhere is this more relevant than in the interview room. Richard Branson says he tends to make up his mind about people within 30 seconds of meeting them. While interviewers use many methods to assess candidates, it pays to make an effort to impress from the moment…

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