Blog - February 2019

  • Ways to save a failing job interview: Your mistakes

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    LATENESS No one wants to be late for a job interview but sometimes life gets in the way. If your transport fails or you were overly confident about the location of their offices, don’t try and get away with it. They have noted that you are late. Be upfront about what has happened so that it can be put to bed and you can shake off the shaky start and impress with your skills and ...

  • Ways to save a failing job interview: The Interviewer

    Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    READING BODY LANGUAGE Firstly, you need to ascertain whether things are going as badly as you feel they are. If your interviewer doesn’t maintain eye contact, that can be a bad sign. Crossing of arms, leaning away from you or looking around for an escape route are the types of negative body language you should be looking for. Sometimes these can be countered. For example, if they lean away you ...

  • Nightmare Interviews

    Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    I think we all heard the news about the rejection letter to a job offer that was posted to Twitter by Olivia Bland, a graduate from Oldham, and subsequently went viral. She was given a nightmarish 2-hour interview by Craig Dean, CEO of a company called Web Applications UK, in which Olivia felt intimidated as he tore apart, line-by-line, her application, as well as things like her body language ...

  • What is wrong with your CV?

    Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by Anne Jagger RecruitmentNo comments

    Well, seeing as we have just experienced Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, it could be that the thing wrong with your CV is that you put it out into the marketplace at all. Blue Monday is notorious as a time when people send their CV solely because they are feeling blue. As soon as their happiness picks up, they stop thinking about another job. If you’re really serious about ...