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Businesses need to have a well prepared strategy in place before embarking on a redundancy programme. In today’s economy many businesses are having to make staff redundant as part of a survival plan. However, if handled badly, redundancy can have ... Read More »
Emotions are central to the job search process. You can be forever managing emotions such as excitement and rejection almost simultaneously. Emotions are in fact, high on the agenda of the interview panel when looking for the right person to join their team. Emotional intelligence has become one of the dominant factors to investigate when ... Read More »
Before launching into a career change, it is worthwhile taking stock and working out what you have to offer and what it is you are looking for. Everyone has a unique set of skills, achievements and interests which, if presented and promoted well can get you a good job – a better job, maybe even the ... Read More »
When it comes to improving your interpersonal skills, it is always good to understand your typical response to dealing with questions, challenges and changes within the workplace. Have a read of the below scenarios, jotting down your answers as you go. Scenario time Question 1: When asked to take on an additional project you: a) ... Read More »
Goal setting is fundamentally important both in your Personal and Business life. Clearly defined goals will give you focus, drive and direct your ambition to achieving great things. When setting goals, it’s important to ensure they are realistic, achievable and quantifiable so here are a few golden rules on how to set goals. Ensure they ... Read More »
It is always difficult to handle tricky salary-related interview questions, here are a few top tips to help you out. Questions on CV’s & Application forms If you have been asked to include previous salary it is fair to leave the question blank. This stops early screening to weed out applicants employers feel may not be ... Read More »
The question that catches most people out in interviews is “What are your Strengths”. If you are battling to identify what would be perceived as a strength, take a look at the list of 24 personal strengths which were defined by psychologists Peterson and Seligman in their book “Character Strengths and Virtues”. Most people will ... Read More »