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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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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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10 responsive design tips to make your website shine

Want to know how to get the most out of your responsive web design? In our second extract from his ebook Responsive design: how to weave content into an adaptive framework, we look at author and content strategist Danny Chadburn’s 10 …
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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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Five job application traps – and how to avoid them

There are hidden dangers in both writing and sending your job application to recruiters or hirers. Here are five classic blunders to avoid. 1. The job spec trap This is one of the biggest time-wasting traps to avoid. If you …
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Should you apply if you don't fit the job spec?

Let me begin to answer this with a classic video of Maru the cat trying every which way to fit into a small box. Because sometimes, no matter how hard you try, or how much you want it to be …
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10 hashtags for the content and comms industry

Twitter hashtags are great for tracking a set of topic-related tweets and for ensuring that your comments and content are distributed to an interested community. Think of it as adding a subject line to your emails or rounding up lots …
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