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Interview panic question #4: Why is there a gap on your CV?

Practice makes perfect so we continue our series on how to answer tough interview questions with one that requires some forethought: how to explain a break in employment. We’ve already posted a number of interview tips for the long-term unemployed last year, …
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What do you do to follow up after an interview?

One of our Twitter readers, Tina Klein Walsh, asked us a very good question: What do you do to follow up after an interview? I’d like to address that question in this blog post. You should absolutely follow up after …
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How to give a great phone interview – a recruiter’s tips

In digital communications, organisations use a high percentage of contractors or hire people from farther afield than the city limits. A phone interview is an efficient first step to screen job candidates and decide if you’re a potential fit for the …
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Interview tips for the long-term unemployed

An estimated 23.815 million men and women across the EU’s 28 countries were unemployed in January 2015 (source: European Commission), with long-term unemployment one of the main concerns of policymakers. The most recent EU figures on long-term unemployment (from 2013) show …
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Five questions you should ask after a failed job interview

We spend so much time analysing and preparing for job interviews that it’s created a whole offshoot industry. But not a lot of time seems to be spent on the other side of the coin; that taboo bête noire: What …
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Interview panic question #3: Why do you want to work for us?

If you’re going through the interview process, you’ll be familiar with this panic question, or variants of it. It’s one that throws many job candidates because it often comes at the end of an interview – just when you’re starting …
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Interview panic question #2: Why is content so important, anyway?

What’s the oddest or hardest question you’ve had to answer at a job interview? We put that question to Twitter earlier this month and one particular response stood out. Hilary Marsh, a content strategist in Chicago, replied to say that an …
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Interview panic question #1: "Why did you leave your last job?"

Besides, possibly, “Tell me more about yourself”, the other most dreaded interview question candidates ask me about is: “Why did you leave your last job?” This one’s always tricky because you want to present yourself in the best light and …
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Overheard: how rejection can lead to your ideal job

There is a great presentation on Stanford University’s site about the growing trend for data visualisation for anyone looking to get into this relatively new and niche area of content creation. It’s an hour long mix of interviews and resources, …
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Interview No-No's

Here at Firehead, we’ve been talking a lot lately with our clients and community about about interviewing. We’ve been fascinated by some of the responses we get from interviewers about what candidates do. Sometimes, you just think things are obvious, …
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